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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 February 8, 2017


Calling All Gardeners

Whether you have a garden plot to call your own at home or in a community garden, you will gain valuable info at our 7th Annual Community Garden Conference.

Peter Hatch, former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello will be our keynote speaker! Other sessions include planting for pollinators, plant breeding, cover crops, irrigation, and composting.

Lunch is included too! Click the quote for more information and to register for this Saturday March 4th symposium.


Matilda’s Tea

Matilda’s Tea is back and couldn’t be more fun!

Bring your favorite young person and explore the art of millinery. Tea takers will begin by making their own hat before enjoying a light tea and talk.

Click the fascinator to register on line for the tea on Saturday March 11th..

Philly Flower Show Bus Trip with The Friends

Leave the driving to us!

The focus this year is Holland and the innovative Dutch landscape and architecture.

Click the flyer for all the details and to register on line for the Tuesday March 14th trip.

Affiliate Offerings

White African Violet>

All FREE and no registration required!

  • The African Violet Society of America (AVSA) offers a slide program from their annual convention on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm
  • The TriState African Violet Council welcomes all to their meeting on Saturday, February 18 at 10am.

A fun fix for cabin fever

Snow is in the forecast again. How about a great garden movie and a new take on popcorn? Perhaps both will inspire your garden this year.

A Little Chaos - Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles.

Greenfingers - A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story with Clive Owen and Helen Mirren. How could you go wrong?

And now for the popcorn:

The Majestic Gardens of Southwest England

Stourhead - click to enlarge

We are excited to invite you to join us for the next Friends international trip, traversing the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Full details, including itinerary, garden descriptions, pricing and registration information are found on our website by clicking here.

Hope to see you in Cornwall soon.

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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