Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Newark

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When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcomes all visitors for a day of tranquility enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills, NJ 07078

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is a historic woodlands garden and educational institution located in Short Hills, New Jersey.  We promote an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through programs that integrate arts, sciences and the humanities. The arboretum provides services to local schools, community institutions and citizens of all ages.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Where nature meets history—a place to grow for everyone.  Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates, and enriches its visitors so that they become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of historic estate and gardens.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

353 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

Our mission is to promote public awareness of horticulture, cultural landscapes, and the natural world through stewardship, sponsorship of projects, and educational opportunities; and to further development of horticulture and research facilities at Morris County Commission’s horticultural sites.

Laurelwood Arboretum

725 Pines Lake Dr. W, Wayne NJ 07470

Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre botanically diverse property located in Wayne Township in northern New Jersey. Laurelwood features woodland trails and gardens, wildlife, two ponds, streams, and hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas, and other unusual species of plants and trees. Gravel paths wind and connect through the arboretum, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers, hikers, runners, birdwatchers, artists, and photographers.

Greenwood Gardens

274 Old Short Hills Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Greenwood Gardens’ mission is to connect people with nature in a historic garden oasis.

Our vision is a world that embraces the beauty and transformative power of nature and celebrates the history of the place.

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