United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Morris
George Griswold Frelinghuysen Arboretum, (Morris Township, N.J.)
"Whippany Farm was owned by George Griswold Frelinghuysen and his descendants from 1891 until the Morris County Parks Commission acquired the property in 1969. Today, the Arboretum includes 127 acres of park and gardens, and constitutes a wonderful example of adaptive re-use of a historic property."
"By the early 1990's, the increasing number of visitors resulted in the need for additional parking facilities, enhanced drainage systems, improved lighting and safety provisions, revised layout of roads and trails, ADA (Americans with Disablities Act) compliance and improved signage."
"Sixteen garden or display areas have been defined, each with a distinctive theme and treatment. As of April, 1997, the conceptual plan existed for the major areas, and detailed planting plans and actual implementation have commenced. The Arboretum's target is to implement the entire plan by 1999."
Persons associated with the property include: George Griswold Frelinghuysen (former owner from 1891 to 1936); Matilda E. Frelinhuysen (former owner from 1936 to 1969); Morris County Parks Commission (owner from 1969 to present); Rotch & Tilden (architects for house in 1891); Andropogon Associates (master planning in 1981); Zion & Breen (landscape architects in 1982); Leslie Sauer (landscape architect for entrance in 1982); Parker Group (architect for Haggerty Education Center in 1987); French & Perillo (landscape architects, engineers for Expanded Visitor Service area); Schemata Architectural (designers for Observation Deck; Glen W. Pellet (from Schemata Architectural Designers).
The folder includes plans, information sheet, garden description and slide descriptions.