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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 December 8, 2016

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Gingerbread Wonderland continues its 25th year!

Come delight in the magic that is Gingerbread Wonderland before it's all over on December 11!

Over 175+ exhibits, Matilda’s Café and fabulous finds at our handmade only craft show. Check our website for all the info.

A reminder to all members - bring your membership card for a 5% discount at Matilda’s Café.

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To Do Now

A membership to The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a great gift idea that lasts far beyond the holiday. Purchase memberships online for yourself or someone special.

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We are excited to invite you to join us for the next Friends international trip: The Majestic Gardens of Southwest England.

As we traverse the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, we will visit an outstanding mix of public and private gardens; including historic estates, landscape gardens, formal gardens, woodland walks, cottage gardens, and amazing subtropical and clifftop gardens. There is nothing quite like the Cornish coast!

Travel Dates

Departing Newark on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 bound for London, we will spend 10 days touring these fabulous gardens, returning to Newark on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.


Our itinerary of distinctive gardens is available by clicking here. (Note this is preliminary and subject to change)

Enjoy learning more about these amazing gardens by clicking here.

Please Note:

While we made every effort to choose gardens that are walkable and accessible, the terrain in Cornwall can be rugged and steep.


The price for this trip is US $5,450 per person, double occupancy based on 28 travelers. In comparison to our previous trips, we have added an additional day for this trip and we will be travelling in early summer. Both changes are reflected in this price.

Price includes:

  • The land tour, hotels for 10 nights, 10 full breakfasts, 2 group lunches, 9 group dinners, all garden admissions and guided tours.
  • Round-trip airfare between Newark and London Heathrow.
  • Travel Protection Plan (trip insurance).
  • A contribution to the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

For those interested, the cost of a single supplement is $800 per person. Note that if you are interested, we could suggest names of fellow single travelers for you to contact to room together.


If you wish to secure one of the 28 places, send in your deposit ($500 per person) along with a copy of the completed registration form (attached). Make your check payable to “Friends” and send to:

PO Box 1295
Morristown, NJ 07960-1295
Attention: Diana Propper

Final Payment

Final payment will be due March 9, 2017.

We hope you will decide to join us on this adventure exploring these unique regions of England.

Diana Propper & Cheryl Lamanec
Trip Co-Coordinators
Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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.

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