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Laurelwood Arboretum

Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre botanically diverse property 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.

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.

Laurelwood has a lot of activities and events through out the year. Please go to their website at; it is updated regularly. For more info on Laurelwood, please call 973-831-5675 or email

Hours of operation

Laurelwood Arboretum grounds are open every day of the year from 8am to dusk except in emergency conditions.

The Knippenberg Center for Education is open Tuesday – Sunday, April through October, 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Its restrooms are open everyday April through October, M-F 9:00am – 3:00pm and weekends 11:00am – 5:00pm.