Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

170 Longview Rd * Far Hills * NJ 07931 Dawn to dusk

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center was known originally as “Merchiston Farm,” the home of William and Martha Brookes Hutcheson from 1911 to 1959. The Center’s 100 acres include fields, woodlands and a formal garden designed by Mrs. Hutcheson, one of the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the United States.  Visitors can see mature specimens of such trees as the Japanese Scholar Tree (Sophora japonica) and American Hophornbean (Ostrya virginiana), as well as many native plants.  In addition to the formal areas, there are trails that wind through the fields and along the brook. A wide variety of birds, butterflies and other animal life can be spotted during one’s visit.

Of Special Note:

  • Hutcheson attended MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning
  • Don’t miss the water features and White Cedar allee
  • Hike one mile to Willowwood Arboretum

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 lbensley@morristourism.org