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An arboretum is a collection of woody trees and shrubs cultivated and labeled for educational and scientific purposes. The beautiful 127-acre Frelinghuysen Arboretum more than satisfies that definition, offering visitors a serene place to relax as well as to learn more about plants well-suited to the soils and climate of Morris County. Surrounding a magnificent Colonial Revival mansion, the woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and distinctive collections of trees and shrubs of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum make the ideal setting for leisurely strolls. Self-guiding trail booklets are available at the reception desk to enrich one's visit to this singular property.
Today, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is also a regional center for horticultural activities, including educational programs, special tours, group tours, special events, and a comprehensive collection of botanical literature. The Joseph F. Haggerty Education Center and Home Demonstration Gardens have been designed to expand the Park Commission's services to the gardening public in a barrier-free environment.
The non-profit Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum supports and promotes the development of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Park Commission through various programs, exhibits and trips. Extensive information about their activities is available through their site.
*Requires permit/advanced scheduling