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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 September 13, 2017

DILL by Karen Muccillo - click to enlarge


Saturday, September 16

Karen Bussolini, gardener, author and photographer returns to discuss all things herb.

Discover how to use herbs creatively throughout the landscape.

Click here for more information and on line registration.

Image by K. Muccillo - click to enlarge


Wednesday, September 20

Ornamental grasses add texture, color and movement to the garden.

Tour the collection and learn how you can use them in your own garden.

Click here for more information and on line registration.


GROW YOUR GROCERIES: Preserve Your Harvest

Saturday, September 23

Tips, recipes and storage information for all those veggies still in your garden.

Class is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s!

Click the ball canning jar for more information and on-line registration.


Autumn Crocus by K. Muccillo. Click to enlarge

Colchicum 'Lilac Wonder' - Autumn Crocus! How sweet are these?

Plant them now for fall color. You can find these blooming along the Sylvan Terrace Trail but beware: these pretty plants are poisonous! This is why deer and other bulb predators won’t bother them! Keep them away from children and pets.

You can find them here:

More What's in Bloom

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

Image by K. Muccillo
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Sunday, September 17

Enjoy autumn's splendor at Willowwood Arboretum by taking a guided or cell phone tour, peek inside the Tubbs house, and get some tips from our Horticultural staff about putting your garden to bed.

Click here for more information.


The NJ Mycological Association will hold its annual Fungus Fest on Sunday, September 24.

Mushroom ID, guided walks, cooking demos, crafts and more! Find out all about it here



It’s hard to believe our 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show is less than three months away and we need your help!

Would you like to be a Gingerbread Wonderland Volunteer? It's not too soon to sign up using the online volunteer form.

Stay tuned for all the Gingerbread details - click the logo at right for the Gingerbread Wonderland on our Events page.

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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