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: email@example.com
Margery Ennist: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morris County Park Commission (MCPC) has reopened the Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta 7 days a week, from 8am to dusk.
- Parking is limited. Buildings remain closed. Portajohns are available.
- Please protect yourselves and fellow visitors by social distancing and by wearing masks.
HUNTING IN THE PARKS
Be aware that deer hunting is permitted in many of the MCPC facilities, including the arboreta, during the fall and winter. The schedule and type (bow or firearm) is listed on the MCPC website here.
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.
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
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.
Thursday, October 22 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are happy to work with the Rutgers Master Gardeners to bring you this free program.
Master Gardener, Gail Di Domenico, will tell you everything you need to know to get your lawn, trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetable garden and ornamental beds ready for winter. Information on extending the garden season, bulbs and vegetables to plant, as well as plants with winter and year round interest will be included. Gail will also cover the cleaning and care of your hand and power tools, and will include a handy calendar of chores and projects.
This 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.
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 PROGRAM FERNS, FLOWERS AND FUN
Tuesday, October 20 - 10:00 AM
Take a virtual stroll through some of Morris County's parks with Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticultural Education, Morris County Park Commission.
Click on flyer for more information and to register
Although the last couple of days have been rainy, the fall grounds continue to show their vibrant fall colors, per photos below.
Thanks to Margery Ennist for the gorgeous Fall pictures.
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.