Willowwood Arboretum – Gardens

Willowwood Arboretum – Gardens

300 Longview Road
Far Hills, NJ, NJ 07931

300 Longview Road
Far Hills, NJ, NJ 07931

T: (973) 326 - 7601

Hours:
M-F: 8am to sunset
Sat-Sun: 8am to sunset

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Formal and informal gardens, meadow paths and a chance to view rare specimens that are true horticultural treasures. A historic farm set among field and forest, Willowwood Arboretum is home to over 3,500 species of native and exotic plants. The gardens are reservable throughout the year for engagement/wedding/family photography, small ceremonies and private events.

For more information or to reserve this location, please fill out the Horticultural Site event form and someone from the Horticultural Reservation office will contact you. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.

Capacity

  • 30 people per permit

Amenities

Included in your rental:

  • Use of gardens for photography or small ceremony rental
  • Standing room only with no props or chairs permitted.
  • The Park has 1 public restroom

Rental Rates

  • Non-profit/Non-Corporate Use
    • $150/hr resident
    • $200/hour non-resident
  • Corporate Use
    • $225/hr resident
    • $300/hr non-resident

Bookings for the Gardens require at least 4 weeks advance reservation.

Gardens are only reservable during normal park operating hours: 8am – sunset daily.

Rental fee and completed reservation form is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure reservation.

Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Hourly rentals may not put up any tents on the site.
  • Delivery, set-up and pick-up must be done during the time the renter is renting the building.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found. Please do not throw silk petals, rice, confetti, or bird seed.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of the arboretum may be moved or removed from the premises. No picking, cutting, or damaging of plant materials.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.
  • The Morris County Park Commission employee assigned to your event is there to assist and should have your full cooperation.
  • The Morris County Park Commission employee assigned to your event is there to assist and should have your full cooperation.
  • The County of Morris regulations prohibit employees from accepting gratuities. Donations may be made to The Park Alliance.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.

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