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Willowwood Arboretum

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Must have been a great retreat

Quiet solitude, nice home style gardens, with flowers. Maybe some benches would help, as there is... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Routier_de_France
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Geneva, Switzerland
Peaceful Gardens

We enjoyed visiting here. There were plenty of garden flowers, bees and butterflies as well as... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
FamReun2013
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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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14 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Quiet solitude, nice home style gardens, with flowers. Maybe some benches would help, as there is the feeling that you are expected to move on....

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

As you turn thru the gates and wind down the long gravel driveway you will be traveling way back in time to an era when wealthy people were setting up these qwerky get-away residences far up in the hills away from the hot smelly cities...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We enjoyed visiting here. There were plenty of garden flowers, bees and butterflies as well as paths through meadows and the woods and it wasn't overly crowded. Some of the paths had steps or a few tree roots. There are no amenities here other than...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank FamReun2013
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We were absolutely thrilled with our visit. There are many beautiful gardens and old houses and barns. I enjoy taking pictures and there were so many interesting architectural as well as natural scenes to photograph. An extension of the Patriot's Path goes through the arboretum...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BJ G
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Willowwood Arboretum is peaceful. Not very crowded. Flowers, butterflies, bumblebees, and birds. Trails for walking. There are also hiking trails connecting to Bamboo Brook Park.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank NJ732
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Willowwood must have been glorious during its brothers' heyday. Staff here is minimal and much has been grown over and not well marked. It still has a homey feel to it but definitely needs a boost to compete with other arboretums in county.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Willowwood Arboretum is the longest continuously operating Arboretum in New Jersey. It is the former property of Henry & Robert Tubbs (1908). A sanctuary of woodlands, meadows and gardens, it is open free to the public 365 days of the year from 8 am to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank duck8to
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and found this little place. It has a very nice spots for good pictures. It was a very warm and humid day so I could not walk to all the places. I'll come back in autumn to see the colors...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank nitavaliente
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding photos done here. A permit is required but it is worth every penny! Our pictures are breathtaking. Willowwood is a beautiful arboretum, very big and a nice place to spend the day.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mariah H
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We always include Willowwood in any trip to the area. Lovely small gardens attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and song birds. No admission charged, lovely clean facilities. If you are a hiker, there are trails but for those with limited hiking abilities, there is plenty to see...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank cjmckendry
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