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 670 acres include fields, woodlands, and a formal garden designed by Mrs. Hutcheson, one of the first women landscape architects in the United States.  The Gardens, including the Coffee Terrace, Circular Pool, and the Upper and Lower Waters have been fully restored to their circa 1945 appearance, are on the national and State Registers of Historic Places. 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
  • Tented weddings and special events are offered. For more information,

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