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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 November 14, 2018

We know everyone’s schedules are busy, so walk-ins to the speaker programs are welcome. However, early registration will guarantee you a seat and will help us plan.




Are you looking for a fun weekend family activity? How about creating a Gingerbread display and entering it in this year’s Gingerbread Wonderland exhibit. The deadline to submit your entry is Wednesday, November 21, see below to enter.


Enter your edible structure in one of six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs.

Entry Forms (and all other things Gingerbread) are on our website now. Click here for the details and entry forms.

Volunteers Needed!

As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.

Please sign up using our on-line Volunteer Form. Beth Feldman, the Volunteer Coordinator at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will respond confirming your schedule.

Note to Craft Show Exhibitors

We have had a great turnout of potential exhibitors this year. Our exhibitor list is full for this year's show as is our waiting list. We look forward to possibly working with you for next year's Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show.


Thursday, November 29 – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

If you are a Member of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, don’t forget to register for the Members Night at Gingerbread Wonderland on Thursday, November 29, and get a preview of the show free of charge.

After viewing the exhibit, come to the lower level for complimentary refreshments.

Click here to register on line.

If you are not a Member, we encourage you to become one by going to our Membership page on our website and joining on line. Then go ahead and register for the Members Night event.



Thursday, December 13

Explore through pictures one of the Earth’s unique habitats: an urban wilderness, with Riverkeeper Captain Hugh Carola.

The Hackensack River watershed covers a 197-square mile area in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. It is a place where humans and wildlife have learned to co-exist and flourish. The uppermost portion of the watershed is less developed than the highly urbanized lower portion, which comprises the Hackensack Meadowlands.

Don’t miss this rescheduled program on its new date, Thursday, December 13.

The program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



The Friends Are Traveling to Wales in 2019

Wales is home to some of the finest gardens in the British Isles and they will be at their best in late May through early June when we will travel there.

Click the flyer at right for more information about this great upcoming trip.

Free Affiliate Member Programs:

Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wed Nov 14, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting 11:30 am, followed at 1 pm by “Big Surprises from Small Trees,” Brian Olelsak, the chairperson of the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department at the County College of Morris, will present a program focused on the selection and use of small-statured trees.

African Violet Club of Morris County

Wed Nov 14, 2018

7:30p - AVSA Convention Designs – slide show of the designs at the 2017 AVSA convention in Orlando, Florida

North American Rock Garden Society - Watnong Chapter

Sat Nov 17, 2018

10:00a - Annual meeting & luncheon for members only. New membership accepted the day of the meeting. Speaker Hubert Ling of the Native Plant Society will present ‘Shade Gardening: Native Wildflowers and Ferns’. Please come join us, and bring a friend!

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Sat Nov 17, 2018

10:30a - Educational Program followed by Orchid Judging at noon. Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

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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