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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 27, 2016

Scaredy Plants

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Prickley, pokey,
they’re no jokey!
Grabby, sticky.
Plants are tricky.
Smelly, scaredy,
Naked, hairy.
Some plants are simply mean –
Happy HallowGreen!

Here’s an image from our Scary Plants Exhibit last weekend.

This Mimosa plant is “scaredy!”

Every garden needs a conifer!

Learn which one is right for you on Sunday, November 13 at “A Conifer Survey.”

Click the flyer for on line registration.


Featuring Jacque Pepin’s favorite garlic – Thermodrone

Just a few seats left in “A Garlic Primer” on Saturday, November 5.

Buy your favorite cultivars, take them home and get them planted!

Click the flyer for on line registration.


Even if your Gingerbread looks like this, we want it!

It’s the 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, please consider making one at Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

It’s a neat project for those hours waiting for the turkey to roast….

Press the Gingerbread button on our home page or the image at right for more information, rules and entry forms.

All participants get a nice ribbon!

A Holiday Gift for our Members

Members: Register now for Members Night (Friday December 2) at Gingerbread Wonderland.

Bring your Membership card for FREE entry that night only and complimentary refreshments.

Click here to register on line.


The Beagle sails from our Library

Learn about its historic voyage and see a first edition of this great scientific quest and straight up adventure at “Native Sons & Daughters” on Sunday, November 20.

Click the Lego Darwins to register on line.

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • African Violet Club of Morris County offers a talk on “Growing African Violets the Decorative Way” on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30pm
  • Mark your calendars for the 54th Annual Tri-State African Violet Council Show on Saturday, November 5 from 1:30-4 and Sunday, November 6 from 10:30 – 3

And finally, this article about a “natural” gardener!

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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