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New Jersey Monthly - Jersey Choice 2012

Congratulations to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum for being voted runner up in the "Best Public Garden 2012" category by the readers of New Jersey Monthly.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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Frelinghuysen ArboretumAn 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.

Park Features
  • Classrooms Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Gardens Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Historic Site Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Interpretive/Nature Trails Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Reservable Meeting Rooms Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Trails (portions paved)
  • Visitors Center Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Pets Not Welcome
  • Restrooms Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
Things To Do
  • Commercial Filming*
  • Commercial Photography*
  • Garden Tours
  • Group Tours*
  • Group Bus Tours*
  • Hiking
  • Public Educational Programs*
  • School Programs*
  • Scout Programs*
  • Snowshoeing
  • Special Events*
  • Summer Camp Programs*
  • Tented Events*
  • Visitors Center Exhibits Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Wedding Ceremonies*
  • Wedding Photography*
  • X-Country Skiing

*Requires permit/advanced scheduling

Reserve the Haggerty Education Center
Open only to corporations and nonprofit, government, or affiliated groups organized for the purpose of promoting interests related to the mission statement of the Morris County Park Commission.
Reserve Indoor/Outdoor Space
To rent indoor/outdoor space for companies or private events, such as meetings, special occasions, and weddings at Willowwood Arboretum, Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, The Lodge at Schooley's Mountain County Park, or The Casino at Silas Condict County Park, may contact the Event Specialist at 973-326-7619.


New Jersey Monthly - Jersey Choice 2012

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