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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.

September 29, 2021

Tree Symposium

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.




2021 VIRTUAL TREE SYMPOSIUM

Four consecutive Tuesday evenings: November 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 7:00 PM

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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.

Click on the tree icon for more information and registration.




LIFE IN THE STUDIO AND GARDEN with Frances Palmer

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.

Click on the photo for more information and registration.




COOKING DEMONSTRATION: WINTER SQUASH RISOTTO WITH ROSEMARY

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!

Click on the photo for more information and registration.




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BULB PURCHASES BENEFIT THE FRIENDS

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!




AUTUMN COMES TO THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

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.



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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