Wagner Farm Arboretum
Wagner Farm Arboretum can be found at 197 Mountain Avenue in Warren Township, Somerset County and New Jersey. This beautiful area offers relaxation, education, gardening and more. You can also see the unique view from the arboretum's savannah!
Warren Township bought the Wagner Farm property in 2001. This was the beginning of the arboretum. The town's advisory committee recommended that the site be turned into an arboretum in 2002. A nonprofit organization was established to accomplish this goal in 2004.
The Community Garden was opened by Wagner Farm Arboretum and The Gardeners of Watchung Hills in the spring of 2007. The Giving Garden Project (GGP), which distributed more than 100,000 pounds of produce to the poor, was also launched during this year. GGP partners with Wagner Farm Arboretum's "Growing To Give” educational program and local elementary schools to help students learn about the environment, plant seeds and understand the social implications of giving back to the community. The children plant the seeds in flats, and then tend to them in their classrooms for several weeks. In the spring, the children plant the seedlings into the Giving Garden plots.
In the fall 2008, the Children's Garden was completed. It has since become a beautiful place for both children and adults to relax and explore.
Wagner Farm Arboretum celebrated 10 years as a non-profit in 2014. The Arboretum has had a positive impact on the environment and community over the past ten years. This is thanks to the hard work of volunteers and members of the Board of Trustees.
WFA is committed to preserving the relationship between humans, plants, and nature by education and conservation. It will continue to offer a link to nature, a place where you can experience, appreciate, and be inspired. It is possible to take a break from the daily grind and be refreshed with a greater appreciation for nature, plants and flowers, as well as birds, insects and birds. Visitors will be inspired by the landscape, gardens, educational workshops, and events and leave with a better understanding of the former dairy farm. The Arboretum also serves as an educational/cultural centre and will offer workshops to the general public.