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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.

May 26, 2021

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! No matter how you plan to spend the weekend, enjoy the unofficial beginning of summer and stay safe.


HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD?

It has come to our attention that some renewing Members of the Friends have not received their new membership cards.

If you have recently renewed your membership and have not received your updated card, please contact Lisa Bencivengo at: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net and she will sort things out for you.





GOOD BUGS - BAD BUGS! WHO'S WHO?

Thursday, June 24 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Figuring out who the beneficial insects are and who the pests are can be confusing.

Join Dr. Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey, as she helps sort it out and discuss some management strategies that may help you strike the right balance.

Click on the ladybugs for more information and to register.




VIRTUAL TOUR OF GARDENS IN CORNWALL AND DEVON IN JUNE

Thursday, June 3 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

England is a "must see" destination for garden lovers, so the Friends set off in June 2017 for a visit to Cornwall and Devon.

In this program, Judy Snow, past President of the Friends, relives an unforgettable tour through large estates such as Mount Edgcumbe, Lanhydrock, Heligan and Trebah, as well as several smaller private gardens.

You'll learn about the rich history of the gardens while enjoying views of the lush borders in early summer.

The program is free for Members and only $10.00 for non-Members.

Click on the photo to register. The Zoom link to attend will be sent to you on the day of the program to the email you use to register.



COOKING DEMONSTRATION: BREWED TO PERFECTION

tea cake

Anytime in May

A RECORDED PROGRAM

Tea is not just for drinking. Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she explores some unusual ways to cook with different types of tea such as Earl Grey, Oolong and Mint. Perfect anytime!

Register now and receive the access link when the recording is available.

Please click on the photo to register for this program online.




BLOOMS AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

As May comes to an end, the various gardens at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum continue blooming in shades of yellow, blue, pink and white.

This week we're featuring both yellow and blue Baptisia, a lovely dark pink Peony and the flowers of Cornus x rutgersensis cv. Rutdan (Celestial Dogwood). Come visit and enjoy the flowers in person!




Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Thanks to Margery Ennist for this week's beautiful pictures.



FRIENDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We are happy to announce that the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum now have a YouTube channel.

Please visit by clicking the image (or go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwLu6l-05_VnSNQlkvi3Aw)





YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR PREVIOUS ZOOM PRESENTATIONS

We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.

Go to our new Pre-recorded Events page for more information and to register and pay online.



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. Questions or need more information? Email Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.


That's it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter. Tell your friends about this handy way to keep up with activities at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (click here for complete directions for subscribing.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Friends Staff will be out of the office until Fall 2021, however we will continue working remotely. Please note our new Post Office Box number and staff emails.

MAIL:
Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962

EMAIL:
Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net
Margery Ennist: mennist@arboretumfriends.net



SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PANDEMIC SCHEDULE

Morris County Park Commission 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.



Visit our website: https://www.arboretumfriends.org.
Email your comments or suggestions to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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