Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation > Gardens
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Peony's Envy is a nursery and display garden in Bernardsville, New Jersey within easy access of New York City and Philadelphia. Peony's Envy offers one of the most extensive collections of tree and herbaceous peonies in the Northeast. The gardens feature over 30,000 peony plants, with over two hundred and fifty distinct cultivars.
Far Hills, NJ 07931
In 1908 two brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs, along with Henry's adopted son, Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, used a small legacy to acquire their country home near Gladstone, New Jersey. Subsequently they developed this country place into the Willowwood Arboretum, New Jersey’s most comprehensive and longest continually operating arboretum. Willowwood, 130 acres of rolling farmland, has about 2,100 kinds of native and exotic plants, many of which are rare. In addition to the formal gardens near the residence, Willowood boasts undisturbed forest. Historic collections include oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, a superb specimen of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) now more than 98 feet tall, masses of ferns, and handsome stands of field and forest wildflowers.
Willowwood Arboretum is open free to the public daily, 365 days yearly, from dawn to dusk. Visitors are invited to enjoy the gardens Spring through Fall. During Winter, the Ornamentals Collection offers evergreen and deciduous plants featuring interesting fruit, bark or branching habit.
Parks and Recreation > Golf
Basking Ridge Country Club
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Golf, swimming, summer camps and clinics, as well as a long list of activities and amenities make the Basking Ridge Country Club your family’s go-to place for exercise and fun! No bond, initiation fee, monthly assessment or minimum is required.
Coakley Russo Memorial Golf Course
Lyons, NJ 07939
Managed and maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation, this golf course is a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design featuring nine holes in excess of 3,000 yards. The course was dedicated to the memory of all New Jersey golfers who gave their lives in World War II, and is named in honor of two New Jersey Professional Golfers, Lt. Francis X. Coakley and Sgt. Nick Russo, killed while in the service of their country.
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Bedminster, NJ 07921-2824
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club hosts three professionally designed executive golf courses. The architects are renowned, having won prestigious industry awards for creating and redesigning some of the country's most widely praised courses. Their expertise and ingenuity is on full display at Fiddler's Elbow, where they've fused unique features of the local landscape with challenging holes that put members' skills to the test.
Fox Hollow Golf Club
Branchburg, NJ 08876-3397
Voted one of the top golf courses of the Northeast by readers of Garden State Golf, Fox Hollow is a challenging par 70 golf course which was completely redesigned in 2000. The club offers an 18 hole test of golf with extensive practice facilities.