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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

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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

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!