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“Wonderful day trip”

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Morristown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 127-acre preserve, which surrounds a historic Colonial-Revival mansion and its formal gardens, offers self-guided nature trails with all trees and shrubs labeled as reference.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I visit the arboretum once or twice a month on a weekend day when the weather is warm and sunny. The place seems little used on weekdays. First Sunday of a month there is a guided free tour. I also go to fun and interesting events as posted, many free. Many of the events are for children where they can learn and do unusual and seasonal things. The cafe is now open with homemade very tasty sandwiches, cookies and pasties, and more - you can get a bag full and go have a picnic on the large mansion great lawn or sit on a bench in the park or sit at a cafe table.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We just had a short period of time before meeting friends for dinner in Morristown. I am so happy we stopped. Expect a peaceful place with rolling hills and floral visual delights. The day came with dark cloudy skies with a hint of sunlight that lit up the blossoming trees. It was gorgeous view.

Thank mats336
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon walking the grounds and enjoying the gardens. The retreat like atmosphere is sure to please adults and children, who can roam and run. There is a small café which serves light lunch,muffins and pastries, etc. but you can bring your own and enjoy a picnic in a sunny or shady spot. When we there there recently participating in making a moss earn from chicken wire, there was also a juried show of African violets. If you wish to participate in an activity, go to the main desk inside the building opposite the parking area and register there. There's always something going on and if there is not, just enjoy the grounds!

Thank jellywits
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This arboretum in the heart of Morris County is truly a gift to the area. Bring a picnic and dine under the gigantic tree surrounded by decking. It is a place you will return to again and again.

Thank BijouMarielle
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

When I first had occasion to come here, I kept comparing it to the arboretum in my last neighborhood in the Midwest. Frelinghuysen will never compare favorably to it but that really isn't a fair comparison. I have come to realize, what they do, they do well. Recently went to a lecture on wildflowers and attended a Sunday appetizers preparation event. Have also been on one of the bus tours to a series of NY gardens and to the Philly Flower show. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. The events are well run, whether local or by bus. Plant sales are good. All in all, I recommend membership and taking advantage of the arb offerings.

Thank NJLeoOH
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