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  • History Inspiring Art Walk & Talk (9/28, 10/7)

    Many creators, makers, and artists draw their inspiration from the past. Enjoy an inspiring walk through history as we discuss the architecture and the artistry that has influenced Willowwood Arboretum. See inside the 1790s, Tubbs House and explore the decorative art collection of Henry and Robert Tubbs and Ben Blackburn.” Dates: September 28 and October 7 Time: 11 am ...
  • Birding at Willowwood (9/15 or 23)

    Gain some basic birding skills and put them to use in this guided walk along the scenic trails of Willowwood. We’ll learn some of the common birds of the area and practice identification with the use of binoculars and field guides. Binoculars will be provided, or you can BYO. This program is great for beginner ...
  • Meadows Big and Small (9/13)

    Tired of mowing the lawn? Wish you had more butterflies at your home? Experience the benefits of a meadow and how you can have one on your property.  Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Dates: September 13 Time: 9 am – 10 am Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township, NJ 07930 Cost: $15 per person. Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.
  • Perennials for the Deer Resistant Garden (8/31)

    Walk the gardens of Willowood and explore the deer resistant perennial plants that are on display. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Dates: August 31 Time: 1 pm – 2 pm Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township, NJ 07930 Cost: $15 per person. Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.
  • Floating Flowers (August 24)

    Feeling creative? Join Gardener, Dylan Shapiro, in his exploration of flowers and water. Design your own floating flower presentation to take home and add to your garden. Dates: August 24 Time: 9 am – 10 am Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township, NJ 07930 Cost: $25 per person. Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.
  • Native Trees for the Homeowner (August 8)

    Discover how to add diversity, wildlife, and value to your home landscape with Native Trees. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Dates: August 8 Time: 9 am – 10 am Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township, NJ 07930 Cost: $15 per person. Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.
  • Garden Tales in the Rosarie (dates below)

    Explore story time surrounded by the beauty of the Rosarie at the Willowwood Arboretum. This event is outdoors, so dress for the weather. Meet near the main parking lot by the Stone Barn and walk to the Rosarie as a group.  Dates:  August 16, 29, September 5, October 3 Time: 10 am – 11 am Age: Ages 2 – 5 ...
  • Living Sculpture Tour (dates below)

    A guided tour into the vision of Seward Johnson’s Sculptures and the diverse landscape of Willowwood Arboretum. Get a brief history on the life of the artist and the creators of Willowwood Arboretum while experiencing art in nature. Dates: August 12, 26, September 20, 30, October 18, 28, November 4, 15  Time: 10 am – 11 am Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 ...
  • Find the Details Scavenger Hunt 8/1-11/8/23

    Explore the Seward Johnson Sculptures with this zoom-in scavenger hunt.  Look for the interesting details of the statues from the pawns on the chess board to the flowers pinned to a dress, clues will help visitors appreciate each of the sculptures on the display.  Scavenger Hunt clues will be available for download with each registration.   Dates: July ...
  • Sounds for Sculpture Concert 9/10/23

    The gardens at the Willowwood Arboretum are in full summer bloom and the artistry of New Jersey’s own Seward Johnson will further enhance their beauty July 1st through November 15 as the Morris County Park Commission and the Seward Johnson Atelier are partnering to bring a selection of Johnson’s iconic “Living Sculpture” to the Willowwood Arboretum. To celebrate this event, the Willowwood Foundation invites you to ...