Special Events

Bead Weaving Workshop: Apple Blossom

Bead Weaving Workshop: Apple Blossom

Learn all about the craft of bead weaving and make a necklace while learning about tools, materials, bead colors, and finishes. Appropriate for ages 16 and older.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 29
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $60 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

All-County Garage Sale

All-County Garage Sale

 Find treasures, great bargains, unique antiques, sought-after collectibles, and gifts to share. Don’t miss your opportunity to uncover something exceptional and wonderful. It is a one-day shopper’s paradise.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 29
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ.

  • Cost:
    $3/adult, $2/senior and student, FREE/child under 12.
  • Contact:
    973.285. 6550.

Biblical Botany Walking Tour

Biblical Botany Walking Tour

View The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s plant collections through the lens of the Old Testament. Dr. Jon Greenberg returns to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to walk us through more than 5000 years of history. His knowledge of botany and the Talmud combine to make a fascinating walk.

  • Date:
    Sunday, April 30
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $15 per person
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7603.

Preservation Month Kick-off!

Preservation Month Kick-off!

Come learn about historic preservation with new activities for our family backpacks and tours that will highlight some of the preservation projects that we’ve done at Historic Speedwell so far. We’ll also be discussing some of the new projects that will be underway in 2017.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 6
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $5/adult, $4/per senior (65+), $3 per child age 4, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6550.

Plant Sale

Plant Sale

Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vines, herbs, heirloom tomatoes…no matter your passion, the plant sale has something for you! Purchase the best plants and have all your gardening questions answered by on-site experts. Managed by the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum for over 20 years, this is one sale you will not want to miss. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted. Proceeds benefit Horticultural Education at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural sites of the Morris County Park Commission.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 6—Sunday, May 7
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Tour The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Tour The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Tour the majestic jewel of Morris County, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and its magnificent gardens and grounds with a knowledgeable tour guide. Get the inside information on the history of the property and its gardens, as well as the historic mansion.

Sundays: May 7 & June 4

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 7—Sunday, June 4
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $3 per person
  • Contact:
    973.326.7603

Spring Wildflower Walk for Seniors

Spring Wildflower Walk for Seniors

Learn to identify some common spring wildflowers through an indoor presentation and an outdoor walk with a naturalist. Adults Only.

  • Date:
    Monday, May 8
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center,  247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $1 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Mosaic Master Class

Mosaic Master Class

Learn how to create a beautiful indoor/outdoor sun catcher for your garden or home from Eleanor Parr-DiLeo, of Designs by Eleanor in Towaco, NJ. Develop the basic skills of cutting techniques, placing stained glass, gluing, and grouting to create a 5” x 7” frame. No art or mosaic experience is required.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, May 10
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $35 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.285.6537 or mmcfarlane@morrisparks.net.

Born to Be Shorn

Born to Be Shorn

Visit the lambs, and witness the hand-shearing of the sheep. See how fleece is processed and made into garments. Participate in hands-on activities like weaving, spinning, and crafting.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 13
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 513, Chester Township

  • Cost:
    $3/adult, $2/senior (65+), and $1/child age 4 - 16. FREE/ child under age 4. Friends members are half-price with a current membe
  • Contact:
    908.879.5463

Yoga for Nature Kids

Yoga for Nature Kids

 Ages 2 - 6 with an adult.

Take a walk, hear a story, and learn yoga-like poses and movements to represent animals and plants.

  • Date:
    Monday, May 15
  • Time:
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $3 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on the seasonal blooms of the magnificent gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Then, at the charming Matilda’s Café, delight in a sumptuous selection of scones and traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and teas.

Mondays: May 15, June 12, July 10, August 21 & September 18.

  • Date:
    Monday, May 15
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

     Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $35 per person. Preregistration is required. Visitors ages 13+ are most welcome!
  • Contact:
    973.394.1100.

Meet General Revere

Meet General Revere

Enjoy a first-person presentation of General Joseph Warren Revere by noted author and historian, William Chemerka. You can meet the ‘General’ informally, and take a tour of his former home, The Willows. Revere, a grandson of patriot Paul Revere, and a colorful adventurer, served the Union cause during the Civil War.

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 21
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required by May 18. To register, 973.326.7645.

Cooking Demonstration: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Cooking Demonstration: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Lavender shortbreads, rose petal scones, pansies, nasturtiums, and calendula flowers are on the menu.  Explore various methods to use theses flowers to delight your palate, your guests, and your table.

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 21
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

     Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $25 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7603.

Annual Lilac Party and Wine Tasting and Willowwood Arboretum

Annual Lilac Party and Wine Tasting and Willowwood Arboretum

Enjoy the intoxicating fragrance of lilacs in bloom at the Willowwood Foundation’s annual garden fundraiser featuring artisan Spring wines. Stroll through spring gardens and taste tempting tidbits while listening to a cappella music provided by The Ten. Place your bids at the garden-themed silent auction featuring unusual plants. Reservations required.

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 21
  • Time:
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $75 per person.
  • Contact:
    : Preregistration is required. To register, 908.234.1815, or wwfoundation@willowwoodfoundation.com.

Fairies in the Garden: A Magical Day for Families

Fairies in the Garden: A Magical Day for Families

Welcome these wee folks into the garden by designing and creating a miniature garden home made from all natural materials. Enjoy free lemonade and tasty treats, make a craft to take home and even decorate your own tiny fairy boat to float on the water! Perfect for fairy believers, both young and young-at-heart. Preregistration required.

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 25
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ

  • Cost:
    $30 per fairy house
  • Contact:
    Preregistration required. Contact 973.326.7603.