All Fairies Welcome At Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Fairies will take over the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township on Sunday, June 24.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Fairy Day will celebrate the beloved fairy, an important part of culture and described as intelligent, mischievous and magical figures.

Mortals do not often see fairies because of the division between the two worlds, but it is believed that by creating special fairy houses, one can draw them in. 

Visitors will design and create a magical, miniature garden home made from all-natural materials. After all, these tiny spirits need shelter during their stay. Enjoy delicious treats, create a fairy-themed craft to take home, play fun games, listen to live music and hunt for hidden fairy doors in the garden to win a prize. 

At 3 p.m., the mortals will join a colorful, musical procession around the gardens to marvel at the finished projects. Participants should feel free to wear their best fairy finery. All creations will be on display for the month of July for everyone to enjoy. The Haggerty Education center has maps of the site.

Preregistration is required for this event, as a limited number of fairy house sites are available. The cost is $30 per fairy house, which includes all materials, activities and refreshments. Fairy house builders should feel free to bring their own building supplies, as long as they are all natural.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. For more information, fairy house inspiration, and directions to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, visit, or call 973-326-7601.  The rain date is July 1.

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