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Willowwood Arboretum

Willowwood Arboretum

This magical mashup of so many distinct worlds is a natural amusement park. From the parking lot, manicured lawns curve around idyllic barns to a vibrant cottage garden with sculpted hedges and criss-crossing garden paths – which lead past a once-upon-a-time stone cottage and dive into a hidden bamboo tunnel – which connects with a tantalizing network of shaded oriental garden ponds and pathways – which skirt the main house along stone steps and gravel paths – which lead into the formal yet mischievous Pan’s garden grid – which connects to forest paths – past a wishing well – over footbridges – cutting through flower meadows – and bending back again to the beginning. And if there’s time and curiosity to spare, this is a way station along the 90-mile Patriots’ Path ….

Willowwood was created by the Tubbs brothers in 1908 and holds the distinction of being New Jersey’s most comprehensive and longest continually operating Arboretum.

VISIT THE WEBSITE:

www.willowwoodarboretum.org

TRAIL MAP

CONNECTING FOOTPATHS:

Follow the Patriots’ Path for about half a mile to reach equally lovely Bamboo Brook.

DIRECTIONS

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