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Welcome to Pohatcong Native Arboretum


Pohatcong Native Arboretum, Native Tree Museum of New Jersey, has an exhibition on display of 148 species of native trees, shrubs, and vines. The plants are identified by plaques with common, family, genus, and species names. Between 2010 and 2015 our plant collection was tripled.

Pohatcong Native Arboretum is a Native American inspired sanctuary that honors our "Local Roots" both plants and people.

The public arboretum features native plants organized by families, Native American elements, sculpture gardens in the making, and a log cabin with an art gallery

This extraordinary place is an educational, scientific, and aesthetic wonder founded in 2002 by a grant through Rutgers University. The arboretum is located in Pohatcong Creek Natural Area, Washington Township, Warren County. 

Plan a trip to Pohatcong Native Arboretum and see for yourself. 

Open daily during daylight hours 

Pohatcong Native Arboretum
Washington Township municipal park
For the safety of our visitors and plant collection, 
Please observe the following guidelines:
  • Children to be supervised by an adult
  • Please no running or sports activities
  • Be respectful of the plant families and stone beds
  • Stay on grass pathways
  • Be careful around plant identification posts
  • Please do not collect flowers, branches, or fruit
  • Close the gate upon leaving
Allow time to fully experience the arboretum. Trees and shrubs are labelled around the whole property. Thank you and enjoy your visit.

Directions: Pohatcong Native Arboretum is located one mile north of downtown Washington, Warren County. Driving west on State Highway 57 make a right on to Belvidere Avenue. Go 3/4 mile to a four way stop. Proceed straight (changes to Mine Hill Road). Go 1/4 mile down the hill. The arborteum is on the right before Pohatcong Creek and Fairway Valley Golf Club.