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Quiet Garden

We visited in the fall so there were not a lot of flowers blooming. We did see birds, butterflies... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
North Plainfield, New Jersey
Free to Explore Stately Gardens

Bamboo Brook is registered on both the National and State Register of Historic Places since 1989... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Space to sit and enjoy nature. BUT watch for ticks in the field. Many plants in bloom, and a nice getaway from the busy malls.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Routier_de_France
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center is noteworthy because it is the former home of Martha Brookes Hutcheson, who was a landscape architect during the very early 1900’s. She studied for several years at MIT and then later went on to design the grounds of residential...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank r-j-infinity
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited in the fall so there were not a lot of flowers blooming. We did see birds, butterflies, dragonflies, tadpoles and chipmunks. It was very quiet since there were only a few other people there. Many of the paths were covered with rubberized gravel...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank FamReun2013
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful grounds with some flowers. Well maintained. Some ponds with frogs, tadpoles, dragonflies. Not crowded. There are hiking trails which connect to Willowwood Arboretum down the road.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NJ732
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Huge summer property turned over to the county for an arboretum. Grounds are very well maintained and one can picture drinks at the tennis court back in the day. Gardens had brooks and ponds with plenty of flowers. Cottage built over brooks and toy house...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank J8896YQlauries
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Bamboo Brook is registered on both the National and State Register of Historic Places since 1989. The structures and gardens are not only historic but are an horticultural and architectural delight. Created by Martha Brooks Hutcheson, an MIT graduate in landscape architecture in the 1920's,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

If you are into the history of landscape architecture and want to see an example of designs by a largely forgotten pioneer - Martha Brookes Hutcheson - this is a great place. The site is organized on sloping ground around a series of ponds and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed 12 November 2014

This garden and surrounding farm was owned by Martha Brookes Hutcheson, a MIT graduate and author who studied and wrote about Landscape Architecture, with her husband. It is now on the State and National Registers of Historical Places lists.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank gl0baltr0tter
Reviewed 26 July 2013

The Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center is made up of 100 acres of fields, forests, trails, various structures, and is located just down the road from the Willowwood Arboretum. The main structure at Bamboo Brook is the Hutcheson House which dates from the 1720’s and...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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