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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

Announcements as of October 18, 2016


Dress Well & Help the Friends!

Shop at Talbots this Thursday evening – it’s a The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum event!


Click the flyer at right for more information.

Take Home a Carnivore!

Welcome in Halloween this Saturday at Scary Plants, Scaredy Pants.

It’s fun for the whole family!

Register on line by clicking the flyer.

Special Member Benefit

Members are invited to the Friday evening showing of Gingerbread Wonderland.

On Friday, December 2 from 5:30pm- 7:3pm, there is no fee for Members and after you take in the show, enjoy complimentary refreshments on the lower level.


Click here to register on line or call Margery Ennist at 973-326-7603.

and speaking of Gingerbread Wonderland…..

How about making a gingerbread entry this year?

Make it a Thanksgiving Weekend project!

Click the flyer at right for information and registration forms.

An Evergreen for Everyone

Former President of the American Conifer Society, Frank Goodhart, presents a talk on conifers on Sunday, November 13 at 1:30pm.

If you are planning some foundation plantings around your home or looking for a specimen conifer, this is a good place to begin your search.

Register on line by clicking the flyer at left.

Some Like it Hot

If you like spicy garlic, we have some hot cultivars for you, including Georgian Fire, straight from the Former Soviet Union.

Learn how to plant garlic and purchase some cloves ($1.00 each) to plant.

Bring cash, please.

Click the flyer to register on line.


Who’s This Dapper Gentleman?

It’s Charles Sprague Sargeant, Keeper at the Arnold Arboretum and one of the subjects of Native Sons and Daughters: American Authors in the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection talk on Sunday, November 20.

Click Mr. Sargeant's picture to register on line.

Autumn Poetry

Those of you who missed Poet’s Walk and Breakfast last Sunday may still want to enjoy your own walking tour of the Frelinghuysen.

Here are some poems and matching places.

Matilda’s Café is open for one more weekend, so breakfast is still served!

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • Tri-State Hosta Society offers a talk by Rick Goodenough on Saturday, October 29 at 12:30pm
  • Tri-State African Violet Council presents their 54 Annual Show on November 5 and 6. Saturday from 1:30pm and Sunday from 10:30am-3pm.

Banish Those Taxonomy Blues with a Song

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum:
Board and Committee Opportunities

Small investments of volunteer time have a big impact on our worthwhile programs!

Finance Committee: We are looking for individuals having accounting, finance or business management background to participate on the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is a small group of board members, operational management, and outside advisors that meets quarterly.

We provide support and advice on accounting and budgeting, internal controls, reporting and compliance, and related topics.

If you are interested in finding out more, please leave a message at our office 973-326-7601, and Kathy Kane (Treasurer) will contact you.

Retail Partners

When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.

If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!

Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.

Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.

All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.

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