Announcements as of March 18, 2020
We know people’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.
CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENTS (Corrected Links)
Please note the latest announcements from the Friends and the Morris County Parks Commission:
BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS
If you are a student in County College of Morris's Department of Landscape and Horticulture Technology, you may be eligible for a scholarship funded by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS).
Get the details, instructions and application form on our website's Blackburn Scholarship page. Note that applications must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2020.
Please pass this information along to anyone you think may be interested.
SPRING IS COMING!!!
Things may be looking a bit bleak these days, but Spring is just around the corner and The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will soon be in its full glory with lots of flowers everywhere. Here are some photos of things to come. Click any one of them to see them enlarged in our website's image gallery.
While you are stuck at home, why not check out Margaret Roach’s website at awaytogarden.com for lots of useful garden tips and information?
Free Affiliate Member Programs
Home Garden Club of Morristown
Wed Mar 18, 2020 - 11:30a - CANCELLED
11:30 am - Meeting
1:00 pm - “Through the Garden Gates of England” a photographic tour of private and public gardens with a discussion of characteristic elements and practices.
North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter
Sat Mar 21, 2020 - 10:00a - CANCELLED
Joseph Tychonievich, NARGS Editor, Green Sparrow Gardens, lectures on ‘Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden’
Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society
Sat Mar 21, 2020 - CANCELLED
Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs.
10:00a Educational Program
12 Noon Orchid Judging
New Jersey Mycological Association
Sun Mar 22, 2020 - 12N - 4:00p - CANCELLED
Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society
Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 7:30p - CANCELLED
"Gesneridads for the Outdoor Garden", PowerPoint presentation showing how Gesneriad Society members grow various Gesneriads (African Violet cousins) in the outdoor garden. RSVP required to Karyn Cichocki, email@example.com as space is limited.
Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.
Please be advised that the Trail restoration project has been temporarily halted due to winter weather conditions. The Trails will be open during this interim break but construction will begin again in late March and continue through April.
Please come into the Haggerty Education Center to consult the Trails Map displayed in the Lobby for more information. Thanks again for your patience while we make these necessary site improvements.
Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!
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.
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. Questions or need more information? Call 862-325-7754.