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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 July 12, 2017

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on Saturday, July 15 + Sunday, July 16

Visit any of the ten Morris County Community Gardens this weekend to learn about the people, plants and planting techniques that make the gardens thrive.

Open Gates Passport

These gardens foster civic engagement, support local food pantries and enhance the quality of life for all involved.

Check our Events page listing for garden times and maps.

New this year!

Print the attached “Garden Passport” (click the image at left) and bring it with you. Get this card stamped at each garden you visit.

Visit any 8 gardens during Open Gates weekend and receive a FREE one year membership to The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.



July 15 – Beginners

Learn basic techniques including coordination of design and color, the importance of conditioning, and how to choose a container.

Have more experience? We have workshops for those with more experience. All materials supplied.

Click the image for all the details about the July 15th Beginners Class

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Meadow Walk at the Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center

Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants on Saturday July 15 for an engaging hike at the Kay Center's beautiful wildflower meadows.

The Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center is located at 200 Pottersville Road, Chester, NJ 07930.

Click here for more details.



... on July 22

Learn the keys to successful composting and turn your kitchen scraps into what gardeners call “black gold.” It’s great for your garden soil, it keeps waste out of our landfills and it’s simple to do.

Let us show you how in this Saturday, July 22nd class. Click the image at right for information and signup.

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The Lindner Perennial Garden behind the Haggerty Education Center

Just some of the beautiful blooms you’ll find right now around the gardens. Come visit!

What's in Bloom

You can see a complete list of What's in Bloom (and where) at the Arboretum by clicking here.

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. Visit our Matilda's Café page to see the current menu.

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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