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Hunterdon County Arboretum

Hunterdon County Arboretum

1020 Highway 31
, 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.
CALL:  908-782-1158
EMAIL(parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us)   |  


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.



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