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  • Blooming 5/18/18

    -- Posted 05/18/2018 by Webmaster --
    Willowwood is beginning to burst with lush foliage and colorful flowers from the plentiful rains the last few weeks. Visitors this week will see the Wisteria floribunda in peak bloom growing on rustic arbors throughout the gardens. The cottage garden is also beginning its display of alliums, cheerfully busting from the ground in explosions of ...
  • Blooms on Mothers Day 5.13.18

    -- Posted 05/13/2018 by Webmaster --
    Prunus serrulata cv ‘Asagi’ It may not be a bright sunny day but Mother’s Day and May is very special at the Willowwood Arboretum.Mother Nature has been very capricious this Spring but we are delighted to have the vibrant redbuds, tulips, azaleas, the first Lilacs of the season, the lovely purple wisteria and the wonderful rare ...
  • 4th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Sunday, April 29th, 2018 1:30 pm

    -- Posted 03/23/2018 by Webmaster --
    Speaker Dr. Alan Armitage The Willowwood Foundation in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission is delighted to present the 4th Annual Tubbs Lecturer, Dr. Allan Armitage, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Stone Barn, Willowwood Arboretum. Tickets now available at $30 each. Call 973-326-7601 for registration. Attendees will experience Dr. Armitage’s sharp wit ...
  • Early Fall, September 29, 2017

    -- Posted 09/29/2017 by Webmaster --
    Yes, the weather forecast is for cooler (Fallish) weather this weekend but it will warm up a bit again and the gardens at the Willowwood Arboretum are in full, late summer bloom – just lush and gorgeous! Plan a visit before first frost and stroll through the gardens or hike one of the trails through ...
  • Hikers, Trail walkers – Look at this article 9.11.17

    -- Posted 09/11/2017 by Webmaster --
    If you like to walk the trails and/or hike around Willowwood and Bamboo Brook, late summer and into late fall with the changing foliage and blooming meadows is a perfect time. This article “When you could in Jersey — and touch Africa” by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation, on our News ...
  • When you could in New Jersey – and Touch Africa

    -- Posted 09/11/2017 by Webmaster --
    Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation Published Daily Record Sept. 11, 2017 Thirty years ago, the King of Morocco made headlines when he bought the Natirar estate in Peapack-Gladstone, now a Somerset County park. King Hassan II may not have known, but there’s an ancient connection between his homeland and the Highlands ...
  • Meadow Blooms August 8, 2017

    -- Posted 08/15/2017 by Webmaster --
    As summer slowly starts to wind down, a subtle transition begins to occur in the meadows at the Willowwood. The mid-summer blooming perennials such as wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolim), and butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) have all begun to push out what will be their final flush of flowers for the ...
  • 2017 Lilac Party at Willowwood Arboretum

    -- Posted 05/26/2017 by Webmaster --
    HAPPENINGS IN THE HILLS: Lovely Lilacs• May 26, 2017 Bernardsville News Celebrating the evening’s success are, from left, Willowwood Foundation trustee George Rochat of Bernardsville, trustees and event co-chairs Becky Terry of Peapack and Anne Peterson of Bernardsville, trustee Peter Williams of Peapack, President Brace Krag of Pottersville, and Betty Cass Schmidt of Pequannock, the president ...
  • Spring Blooms 5.10.17

    -- Posted 05/10/2017 by Webmaster --
    We’re entering the second week of May with numerous plants flowering in the relatively cool weather. In fact, there are so many varieties of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials in flower that they can’t all be mentioned. You’ll have to come experience them in person, but there are a few standouts that should be highlighted. ...
  • May Showers and more…5.5.17

    -- Posted 05/06/2017 by Webmaster --
    It is a grey and messy day today, but the flowers and gardens do need the rain. At Willowwood, all the flowering trees are in bloom, the wisteria arbor has started but is not quite in full bloom as yet and all the lilacs are either in bloom (the early varieties) or beginning. ...