Posted Friday, May 6th, 2016
The Morris County Park Commission will banish all thoughts of ‘gray’ this spring and summer when you tour the colorful grounds of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, one New Jersey’s most beautiful public gardens, as part of it’s Tea and Roses series.
At the arboretum, which is located in Morris Township, you can learn about the history of this State and National Register of Historic Places site along with fascinating facts about its gardens.
A leisurely, one-hour-long stroll makes frequent stops in various gardens, including the shady, green Fern Garden, and the scented Rose Garden. A knowledgeable tour guide will provide a cutting or two for gardeners in the group.
After the tour, enjoy tea prepared by a classically trained baker in Matlida’s Café, a charming stop that was once the home of Matilda Frelinghuysen’s vegetable gardener. A selection of scones, traditional tea sandwiches, baked-from-scratch pastries, and teas from around the world and our own herb garden also are offered.
This Tea and Roses program is offered, on Wednesday, May 11, and also Wednesdays June 15, July 13, and September 14.
Comfortable walking shoes and your stylist garden hat are encouraged.
The cost of both tour and tea is $40. To register and for more information, please visit arboretumfriends.org
or call 973.326.7603.
Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.