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 (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.
Celebrating 29 Years of Wonder!
The Friends' Gingerbread Wonderland Planning Committee has completed revisions to our website that will support a Virtual Gingerbread Wonderland this year. Invitations to participate under new guidelines have been extended to prior participants who indicated an interest in creating a virtual submission this year.
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Over the next few weeks the initial invitation will be reinforced and expanded to include our full membership and that of the Rutgers Morris County Master Gardeners and our Gingerbread Craft Show Vendors.
Our schedule calls for closing applications in late November and opening viewing of and voting for virtual displays beginning in early December until the end of the year.
If you are interested in submitting a Gingerbread creation for this virtual exhibit, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A link with instructions will be sent to you. Get all the details on our website.
We are looking forward to a wonderful display of Gingerbread creations again this year!
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.
This fundraiser runs through mid-November, so hurry and make your purchases and benefit the Friends at the same time. Thank you!
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 Fall colors at the Arboretum are becoming more muted, but are still beautiful. Come visit soon!
Thanks to Margery Ennist for more beautiful 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.
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.
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.