Friends Staff will be out of the office until January 2021, however we will continue working remotely, so please note our new Post Office Box number and staff emails. Please feel free to contact us via either method.
Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962
Lisa Bencivengo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margery Ennist: email@example.com
The Morris County Park Commission (weblink here) has reopened the three horticulture parks with the following schedule:
|Frelinghuysen Arboretum||Mon - Fri, 8am to dusk.|
|Willowwood Arboretum||Mon - Fri, 8am to dusk.|
|Bamboo Brook Arboretum||Mon - Fri, 8am to dusk.|
Parking may be limited. All buildings will remain closed. Porta-johns will be available.
All park patrons are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines. Wearing masks is also recommended.
We will keep you posted as further updates become available.
GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2020 GOES VIRTUAL
Celebrating 29 Years of Wonder!
The facilities at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will remain closed through the end of the year so the Friends' Gingerbread Wonderland Planning Committee is busy working on how to bring you a Virtual Gingerbread Wonderland Display to celebrate the 29th year of this very popular show. You'll be invited to view photographs of each delectable entry and, through a donation process, vote for your favorite creation.
Chef Cynthia Triolo will present a special online gingerbread class (time to be announced) so you'll be able to hone your skills or learn new ones.
Watch our website and eblasts for more details.
Thursday, September 24, 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are happy to work with the Master Gardeners to bring you this FREE program.
Master Gardener, Diane Lattanzio, will answer the question: "Why are ornamental grasses so great?".
Ornamental grasses are drought tolerant, easy care, deer resistant, perennial foliage plants that can enhance your landscape, Diane will cover the growth habits, care, maintenance and uses of a variety of ornamental grasses in the garden. Handouts describing the characteristics and care of ornamental grasses will be provided.
A Recorded Cooking Demonstration
In our opinion it's not possible to have too many Tomatoes!
Watch Cynthia Triolo in this recorded cooking demonstration all about tomatoes. She will make a pasta dish, some bruschetta and a tomato sorbet that you are sure to love. Recipes will be available as well.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. FYI, it could take up to 72 hours for you to receive the link to the recording, but once received, you can view it at any time.
Help support the Friends’ Fall Bulb Planting at the Arboretum by buying your bulbs from Brent & Becky’s Bulbs!
Just click on the image to go to www.bloominbucks.com and choose Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
25% of your order will be donated to the Friends.
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
Thursday, October 1 - 7:00 PM
Master Gardener, Ilona Ontscherenki will share information on how to plant bulbs in containers and what you can do to force bulbs to bloom indoors.
Thursday, October 15 - 7:00 PM
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are pleased to present the following free Zoom program.
At The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, tulips are a spring showstopper. Every year, the gardeners plant thousands of bulbs to delight the public. Horticultural Display Foreman, Kristin Prommel, will discuss what goes into the annual bulb installation, including design, layout and planting. She will also touch on what happens to the bulbs after the show is over in the spring and what can be done to conceal fading bulb foliage.
The program is free, but registration is required.
Five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 and 12/1 and 12/8 at 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
Planning has been completed for the third annual Tree Symposium, in a new format via Zoom.
Speakers will present a range of intriguing tree-related topics at 7:00 PM, on five consecutive Tuesday evenings.
Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs as well as International Society of Arboriculture CEUs will be offered.
The calendar says Fall, but many summer flowers continue to bloom profusely in the gardens at the Arboretum. Following are photos of Nicotiana, Tibouchina and a Sunflower, courtesy of Margery Ennist.
Click on any one of these pictures to see them as well as others from recent visitors enlarged in our Photo Gallery.
Once you have registered for "Composting and Eco-friendly Yard Care" or "Dahlias", you will receive a link to watch the recorded version.
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.