Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre botanically diverse public park 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. There is a Native Plant Demonstration Garden, a Sensory Garden for people with disabilities, a historic Rock Garden, and other specialized gardens. The Knippenberg Center for Education and its adjoining Educational Greenhouse host educational programs and community activities for children and adults.
Once a commercial nursery, Laurelwood Arboretum is now maintained as a public park through a partnership between the Township of Wayne and the non-profit organization Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum, Inc (FOLA). Memberships, donations, volunteer involvement and public funds all help ensure that this unique property will remain an oasis for generations of visitors who come to be inspired and renewed.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset year ‘round, weather permitting. There is no charge for admission.
For information, go to www.laurelwoodarboretum.org, call 973-831-5675 or sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org