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Sunday, June 29
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$30.00 per house
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Register online at:  www.arboretumfriends.org

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township has a long history of fairy inhabitants.  Since it was built in 1891, as a summer home for the Frelinghuysen family by Scotsman James McPherson, garden fairies have resided there.  

Families are invited to the Frelinghuysen’s Sylvan Terrace to build homes for these ephemeral visitors.  Summon the fairies with music and fairy snacks and learn which plants and trees will attract them to your own backyard.  All supplies – bark, branches, lichens, mosses, feathers, stones and leaves – will be provided, or bring your own as long as they’re natural.  All the fairy houses will be on display through the end of July. 

To see photos of previous Fairy Houses or to get ideas for your own house visit www.arboretumfriends.org.

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The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!


Biblical Botany Walking Tour - The Old Testament comes to life in our gardens
Sunday, June 29
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$15
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ

Register online at:  www.arboretumfriends.org

View The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s plant collections through the lens of the Old Testament.  Biologist, agronomist, Bible scholar and most articulate plant geek, Dr. Jon Greenberg, returns to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township to once again walk us through more than 5,000 years of history.  Touring the gardens at their mid-summer peak with Jon is a multi-faceted pleasure.  His knowledge of botany and the Talmud combine to make a fascinating walk, even for experienced horticulturists.  Learn something new from a very old source!  Participation is limited, so register early.  Please wear a sun hat and good walking shoes.

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The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life - Much More than Just Peter Rabbit!
Sunday, June 22
1:00 pm
$25.00
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Register online at:  www.arboretumfriends.org

If when you think of Beatrix Potter, you imagine blue-jacketed bunnies and other fuzzy fauna, prepare to be amazed at this talk about her life at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.  Beatrix Potter was also quite interested in plants and gardens.  This lecture explores Potter’s botanical art, the flora and horticulture that appear in her “little books” and Potter’s own garden in England’s Lake District.  Marta McDowell is a garden consultant, writer, lecturer and resident of Morris County.  She teaches landscape history and gardening at the New York Botanical Garden and Drew University.  She is particularly interested in the relationship between the pen and the trowel – authors who garden.  A book signing follows the lecture.

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The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!



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