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1020 Highway 31
Lebanon , NJ 08885
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
The office at the Arboretum is closed on the weekends, but the Gardens & Trails
are open sunrise to sunset. The Gardens are fenced in but not locked,
come and visit, but please close the gate to keep the deer out.
An arboretum is defined as a living museum comprised of trees, shrubs, and plants that are observed and studied for educational purposes.
This 73-acre site, once a commercial nursery, was established by George Bloomer in the 1940s. Self-taught in landscape design and nursery management, he maintained a labor force of a dozen workers who installed groves of ornamental and native species.
The undeveloped Furnas Section, an additional 32 acres named after the former owner, J.C. Furnas, features a mixed hardwood community that provides habitat for many animals.
Additional property acquired raises the total acreage 135.
Throughout the Arboretum you will see a variety of trees, shrubs, and annuals and perennials, including both native and non-native species. The Arboretum also contains approximately 20,000 square feet of display gardens. The gardens were created for educational purposes. They are also a great place to appreciate nature, meditate, or have a snack. Picnic tables are located throughout the area. In Basketry Workshops1997, a deer fence was installed to protect most of the gardens from browsing.
Please be sure to close the gates behind you.