In case you've been wondering why we're dedicating this year's Tree Symposium exclusively to Conifers, the answer is that The Frelinghuysen Arboretum has recently been designated as a Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society (ACS) and we felt it was the perfect opportunity to toot our own horn, so to speak!
The Arboretum is the first and only garden in New Jersey to receive this honor, joining just five other gardens in the Northeast. The purpose of the ACS Reference Garden program is to provide public access to a wide variety of conifer collections throughout the United States. The Gardens serve as a place to study and learn about conifers, to provide ideas for using conifers in home gardens, and to educate gardening groups and the general public about growing conifers.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is home to a total of 436 conifers representing 54 individual species and 108 different cultivars. Please be sure to register for the Virtual Tree Symposium and make time to visit the Arboretum and these magnificent conifers soon.
The Blue Atlas Cedar in front of the Mansion is just one of our very special treasures.
Four consecutive Tuesday evenings: November 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
PLEASE NOTE: You can sign up for each program individually, but if you register for all four programs at once, you will receive a discount. Members will pay $30 for all four programs and non-Members will pay $45 for all four programs, that's a 25% discount!
- November 2: Bob Iiames: Conifers for Today's Gardens
- November 9: Christie Dustman: Conifers as Living Sculpture
- November 16: Robert LaHoff: Confers: Fastigiate & Dwarf Types ... Anything but Dull!
- November 23: Ted Hildebrant: A Double Feature: Conifer Propagation Overview and What to Look for When Buying Conifers
More detailed program descriptions can be found on our website.
Thursday, October 14 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
Frances Palmer has been a potter and gardener for over 33 years and is known for her handmade functional ceramics. Her pieces have been carried by a variety of stores, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and the Philip Johnson Glass House. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Martha Stewart Living and House & Garden to name just a few. She lives and works in Weston Connecticut.
In her lecture, Frances will discuss her ceramics, informed by her Art History training and what inspires her work in earthenware, terracotta and porcelain. Adjacent to the studio are two large cutting gardens, which provide a continual flow of flowers for Frances' photography. All three aspects of her practice combine to produce her art.
In October 2020, Frances' first book, Life in the Studio, was published by Artisan Books. It comprises essays describing her ceramic and garden processes as well as her philosophical ideas about making a creative life.
Anytime in October
A RECORDED PROGRAM
Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make this delicious risotto using any type of winter squash. Best of all, learn the techniques for making risotto using other ingredients and flavors. It's the ultimate comfort food!
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!
The brilliant colors of Autumn are beginning to make their annual appearance in subtle ways; from the brilliant red Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' leaves (Hybrid Witch Hazel) to a single, muted pink leaf on an Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia).
Another sign of Autumn at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is the annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit. This year, the Friends created a scarecrow to join the many other creations on display - from ghoulish to whimsical you'll enjoy the exhibit, which runs for several weeks this fall.
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.
We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.