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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 November 2, 2016

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A Sure Sign of Winter

It’s a sure sign of winter’s approach as gardeners here cover the fountains with seasonal displays.

Can Gingerbread Wonderland be far behind?

If you’re thinking of entering, please fill out your application soon.

Click here for everything you need.

Conifers Galore!

These are just a few of the fabulous evergreens that will be discussed at “A Conifer Survey” on Sunday, November 13.

Picea orientalis , Picea omorika, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Jubilee.’

You can register for this thorough review of suitable conifers for your garden here by clicking the flyer.

New Gallery Exhibit

The HUB Camera Club’s new exhibit “Beautiful Nature” is now up at the Haggerty Education Center.

Our gallery features art about the natural world.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work here, please contact Vivian Laska at

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And speaking of the Gallery-

This March you can learn more about a very interesting vegetable - Yacon and our efforts to grow it.

This is Master Gardener, Marie-Ange Bovee harvesting Yacon.

A Brisk Walk for the Whole Family

Families will enjoy November’s Scavenger Hunt at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

This month’s theme is “Secrets of Trees.” Just drop by the Haggerty Education Center between 9am-3:30pm to pick up your map and don’t forget your camera!

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • This weekend: The 54th Annual Tri State African Violet Council Show on Saturday from 1:30-4 and Sunday from 10:30 -3.
  • The African Violet Club of Morris County offers “Growing African Violets the Decorative Way” on November 9 at 7:30pm
  • The Great Swamp Bonsai Society offers a lecture on November 15 at 7pm
  • The Home Garden Club of Morristown offers “Gatsby & Beyond: Fabled Mansions of Long Islands Gold Coast” by Cece Haydock on November 6 at 11:30am

A final note --

Since the beginning of Friends email blasts, it has been my pleasure to have provided readers with timely updates and images about happenings at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

As I approach retirement, this is my last blast (so to speak!) and I want to acknowledge our webmaster, Ollie Acheson, for his technical support.

Other staff members will now take over this important link to our readership as I share a final link with you all-

Happy reading.
Lesley Parness
Superintendent of Horticultural Education.

And here’s a link to Washington Post garden writer Adrian Higgen’s columns.

Check out the article on Japanese Maples for a timely review of these marvelous trees:

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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