Duke Farms

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United States of America - New Jersey - Hillsborough

Institution Code: DUKES

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Duke Farms

Duke Farms, located on 2,740 acres in Hillsborough, Somerset County, N.J., is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state. The property provides critical habitat for endangered species and serves as an important resting place for migratory birds. The property also contains critical grassland habitat, a rarity in this heavily-developed state.

The mission of Duke Farms is to be a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st Century and inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land.

Duke Farms seeks to become a healthy and sustainable habitat for native flora and fauna fully integrated with local, state and regional environmental strategies. It will be a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.

Main Address:
Duke Farms
80 Route 206 South
Hillsborough
New Jersey 08844 United States of America

Telephone: (908) 722-3700
Fax: (908) 547-3046
URL: www.dukefarms.org
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Margaret Waldock, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Thomas Almendinger, Director of Natural Resources and AgroEcology
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1964
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 40.5545280
    Longitude: -74.6155320
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Camellias, Azaleas, Magnolia, Myrtle, orchids.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes