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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.

July 13, 2022

AMERICAN CONIFER SOCIETY OFFER

You may recall that the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is now a Reference Garden for the American Conifer Society (ACS). This year the ACS annual meeting takes place near Philadelphia, September 15-18. The ACS is extending an offer to the Friends to get a free one-year membership ($40) if you attend the meeting. The daytime program consists of guided visits to public and private gardens with significant conifer collections, including Chanticleer and Morris Arboretum. Bill Thomas, Director Emeritus of Chanticleer, will speak on Thursday evening. On Saturday evening there is an auction of rare and unusual conifers and on Sunday there is a parking lot sale of small conifers that members will bring.

Click on the brochure for more details. The early-bird pricing ends July 15, so if you're interested, don't delay!




NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A WATER FEATURE FOR YOUR GARDEN with Dr. Alexander Grimwade

Tuesday, September 27 - 7:00 PM -- NEW DATE

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

A garden water feature can be anything from a birdbath to a large Versailles-type installation with sculptures and fountains. Whatever the size or type you choose, it will dramatically alter your landscape, broaden the palette of plants you can cultivate and enhance your garden for wildlife. Dr. Grimwade will consider the ideal site for a pond, styles of construction, equipment, plants and maintenance. Regardless of the style and size of your garden, there is a water feature for you!

Alexander (Sandy) Grimwade has been an avid, life-long gardener in Britain, the Netherlands and the United States, and currently serves as webmaster for the Delaware Valley Water Garden Society (DVWGS). He has constructed his own backyard pond and advised DVWGS members and many others on construction and management of their water features. Sandy is a Penn State Master Gardener and a volunteer guide and plant advisor at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society events.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

Please click on the photo for more information and to register.



RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER PROGRAMS

The Friends are sponsoring the following free Rutgers Master Gardener programs:

Thursday, July 28 - 7:00 PM via Zoom
Gardening with Ornamental Grasses with Rutgers Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio

More information and registrations here.


Thursday, August 11 - 7:00 PM via Zoom
ABC's of Lawn Restoration with Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan

More information and registrations here.


Thursday, September 8 - 7:00 PM via Zoom
Grow and Preserve Culinary Herbs for Year-Round Enjoyment with Rutgers Master Gardener Anna Hackman

More information and registrations here.



MORE GREAT GARDENS OF CORNWALL AND DEVON with Judy Snow

Thursday, September 22 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

If you're not quite ready to travel but yearn to see beautiful English gardens, join Friends board member Judy Snow for a virtual tour of 10 amazing gardens in Cornwall and Devon.

We'll see plants ranging from unique succulents to towering palm trees, deep borders of gorgeous perennials and many more. In addition to the gardens, we'll look in at Port Isaac (where the Doc Martin series is filmed), Wells Cathedral and Stonehenge.

Please click on the photo for more information and to register.



MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION PROGRAMS

What's In Bloom Tour

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Wednesday, July 20 - 10:00 AM

What's In Bloom Tour

Willowwood Arboretum
Wednesday, August 10 - 10:00 AM

What's In Bloom Tour

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Wednesday, September 28 - 10:00 AM

For more information and to register click on the flyer.




TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

The sunny beds flanking the entrance to the Haggerty Education Center have been planted differently this year with a "hot" combination of tropical plants, including Aechmea blanchetiana 'Hawaii" (Bromeliad), deep red Coleus spp, bright orange Marigolds (Tagetes) and delicate Tassel Flowers (Emilia spp). It makes for a striking arrangement, especially when planted in front of the dark green hedge behind. Visit and see for yourself!



Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.



FRIENDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum 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: info@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 are still out of the office, 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



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.
  • 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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