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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 24, 2017


What's So Great About...

This gardening series takes an informal look at a specific aspect of the gardens of the Arboretum.

Next up: Growing Potatoes. Learn how easy they are to grow yourself!

Dress for the weather and bring gloves so you can help us get growing.

Click on the flyer to register on line for this Wednesday May 31 program.


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.

Regina Carlson

Gardening with Passion, Conscience, and Good Sense by Regina Carlson

Accomplished gardener, speaker and environmentalist Regina Carlson returns as a guest speaker for the Friends Annual Meeting.

Light refreshments included.

Click Ms. Carlson's picture to register for this free, Members-only June 11 event. You can join us by becoming a member today -- just click here.

New Jersey Public Gardens Day

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” in order to celebrate all its public gardens and their contribution to the cultural, environmental and educational resources of New Jersey.

On June 2, visit The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and explore the gardens while trying your hand at a complimentary photo scavenger hunt designed just for that day.

Scavenger Hunts will be available from 9am to 4pm.

Karen & Jim Curry

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.

Karen Curry, a former President of the Friends and her husband Jim, helped out recently at our Annual Plant Sale in the tent. Karen was also a Plant Sale Chair for many years. Thank you, Karen and Jim!

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • Sunday, June 4 - Annual Bonsai Open House from 10am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, June 6 - North American Butterfly Association Meeting starts at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 21 - The Home Garden Club of Morristown presents a lecture, 'Water in the Garden' by Bruce Crawford of Rutgers Gardens at 12:30pm

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.

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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