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Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

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Address: Long View Road, Chester, NJ

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Montville, New Jersey
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 on grounds.

Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, who was a pioneer in the field. Her book "The Spirit of the Garden", published... More 

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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 connecting watercourses. It makes a nice pairing with the Willowwood arboretum just down the road.... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 11 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.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 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 its formal garden pool. A public restroom is located at the Tenant House next to... More 

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