Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve, Medford Leas
Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-3000 • (800) 331-4302

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Located on the edge of the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens, The Lewis W. Barton Arboretum at the Medford Leas Retirement Community is the result of a unique collaboration between man and nature, creating a beautifully planned landscape that all can enjoy.

The Arboretum includes some 160 acres of landscaped grounds, courtyard gardens, wildflower meadows, natural woodlands and wetlands, and a number of tree collections. The Arboretum was created with the advice and technical assistance of the staff of both the Morris Arboretum and the University of Pennsylvania.

Trees and shrubs from many parts of the world are represented here, including Asia and Europe. Trees of many areas of the United States will be found as well. Perhaps the most outstanding collection is the Pinetum. This group of cone-bearing trees, mostly evergreen, includes such exotic species as the Bosnian Pine, the Himalayan Pine, the Nordman Fir, and the Japanese Umbrella Tree.

Visitors will find the Arboretum to be a relaxing experience, as well as educational. A stroll through the grounds leads visitors past the Terrace and Herb Garden, the North and South Courtyard Gardens, the Greenhouse, the Maldeis Rhododendron Garden, and many other beautiful sites. The touch of man here is delicate and enhances the natural beauty of the plantings.

There is also a Nature Center, and even a Canoe Launch off of Rancocas Creek. There are no specific programs, but organized Groups may schedule a Guided Tour. The Arboretum will be of special interest to students of horticulture or landscaping, as well as to photographers and naturalists.

Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm.

Admission: FREE.

Group Reservations: 4 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Coffee shop available from 10:45am - 1:45pm.

Handicapped Access: Accessible.

Directions: I-30 East to I-70 East to Medford, NJ. Entrance is off I-70, ¼ mile past Rt. 541 traffic circle. 30 minutes from Philadelphia.

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