Bamboo Brook

I found a new place to visit in Morris County, New Jersey: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center / Gardens | Morris County Parks ( It is about an hour’s drive from New York.

“Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, located on 687 acres, was once known as Merchiston Farm and was the home of William and Martha Brookes Hutcheson from 1911 to 1959. Bamboo Brook’s original 100 acres was donated by the daughter of Mrs. Hutcheson. Ms. Hutcheson one of America’s first women landscape architects attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning, along with other famous women garden designers of that time, including Marion Coffin and Beatrix Farrand. …” 

10 thoughts on “Bamboo Brook

  1. mconley14 2022-09-04 / 8:54 pm

    I love this. Reminds me of the article I wrote about bamboo. So cool!


  2. SoyBend 2022-07-08 / 5:58 pm

    What a beautiful cricket, Sherry! Love that color.


  3. Barbara Bryan 2022-07-05 / 10:31 am

    Thanks for the lovely visit To Bamboo Brook. Impressed with the artistic design that the Variable Dancer (bug) has! I too wondered about the curiously shaped sack which I believe I’ve seen elsewhere. It must have some special function…?


    • Sherry Felix 2022-07-06 / 6:09 am

      Thanks BB. Can’t find out about the shed. There was no one there to ask and an online search yields no results.


    • Sherry Felix 2022-07-05 / 7:28 am

      It is a lovely place. I plan to go back in the Fall., I enjoyed the history too. The link above has it.

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  4. shoreacres 2022-07-05 / 6:35 am

    The word that comes to mind is ‘lush’ — a very different lushness than that generally associated with tropical gardens, but lush nonetheless. The building in the fifth photo’s an interesting shape. Do you happen to know if it was built that way for a specific purpose, or did they just run out of lumber?


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