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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 May 17, 2017


Azaleas and Rhododendrons: Selection, Planting and Care

Learn more about these late spring beauties with Speaker Mark Zukovich.

Click on the image to register on line.

Saturday, May 20.


Family Nature Crafts: Mason Bee Houses

The Mason Bee is a very productive pollinator for spring flowers, fruits, and nuts.

Make a simple home for them in one afternoon.

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Saturday, May 20.


Heritage Roses with Shauna Moore

June is a magnificent time to feature heritage roses as many of these beauties only bloom during this month.

Shauna Moore provides us with an exploration of this multifaceted group that is the predecessor of today's roses. Shauna is an expert rosarian who works as the Horticulture Supervisor for the Somerset County Park Commission.

Click on the flyer to register on line for this Saturday June 3rd program.

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Proclaiming Garden State Garden Day at Morven

On May 11, 2017, a New Jersey State Senate and Assembly Resolution proclaimed the first Friday in June each year as “New Jersey Public Garden and Arboretum Day”. Judy Snow, Friends President, and Larisa Bohensky, Friends Board Member attended the dedication at Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, NJ.

Plans are underway for The Frelinghuysen Arboretum's own celebration of "The Garden State." Mark the date of June 2, 2017 to help us!

Seen in the photo at right are (left to right): Crystal Pruitt, from Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker's office, Senator Kip Bateman, Samantha Richardson, President of the Garden State Gardens Consortium and Jill Barry, Executive Director, Morven Museum and Garden.

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We LOVE Our Volunteers!

Contact Beth Feldman, Volunteer Coordinator at to find out all the ways you can lend a helping hand, inside or outside of the garden.

Gardeners with the GardenWorks program take a break with Patti Millar, Horticulture Volunteer Program Coordinator ( and Ryan Moore, Horticultural Foreman FA - MCPC. Left to right are Ryan, Cathy Cioffi, Patti, Judy Lee, and Anne Gale.

Planning a Trip to the Arboretum?

Did you know you can see a list on our website that lists What's in Bloom and where to find it on the Arboretum grounds?

Click here and we'll bring you right to it!


Matilda's Café Open Each Weekend!

Meet a friend for coffee and enjoy a sweet or a savory at Matilda's Café with garden views out every window.

Matilda's will be open each weekend from now until October, 10 am to 5 pm.

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The Majestic Gardens of Southwest England

We are happy to announce that our upcoming international trip, traversing the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, is filled.

Details of how to add your name to our waiting list are found on our website by clicking here.

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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