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Willowwood Arboretum

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Willowwood ArboretumWillowwood Arboretum, 130 acres of rolling farm land, has about 3,500 kinds of native and exotic plants, many of them rare. Both wild and cultivated plantings can be seen on self-guiding tours. In addition to undisturbed forest, historic collections include oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, a superb specimen of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) now more than 98 feet tall, masses of ferns and handsome stands of field and forest wild flowers.

Willowwood ArboretumThe residence, dating back from 1792, features two small formal gardens. However, the pervading feeling at Willowwood is one of pleasant informal paths through open areas and woodland, all carefully developed since Henry and Robert Tubbs bought the property in 1908. Collecting and growing distinctive plants of all kinds became the continuing hobby of the brothers for half a century, and many specimens date from their initial plantings.

The non-profit Willowwood Foundation supports and promotes the development of the Willowwood Arboretum. Extensive information about their activities is available through their site.

Park Features
  • Gardens
  • Historic Site
  • Lake
  • Meeting Room: Reservable May - Oct Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Pets Not Welcome
  • Restrooms
  • Trails
Things To Do
  • Commercial Filming*
  • Commercial Photography*
  • Group Bus Tours*
  • Group Tours*
  • Hiking
  • Public Educational Programs*
  • Self-guided Nature Hikes
  • Snowshoeing
  • Special Events*
  • Tented Events*
  • Wedding Ceremonies*
  • Wedding Photography*
  • X-Country Skiing

*Requires permit/advanced scheduling



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