The Arboretum is designed for year-round interest, and open to the public seven days per week, from dawn to dusk. All are welcome to visit the Arboretum at no charge. When visiting, please sign in at the Community Building on the Medford Campus, where maps are available for self-guided walks.

Tours and Programs for Groups

Wasp nestIndividuals and small groups are welcome to visit on their own. In addition, over the years, many garden clubs, school and civic groups have visited the Arboretum. The Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve is an ideal location to host a meeting. Many  organizations and groups have visited the Arboretum and enjoyed a program about the history of the Barton Arboretum, as well as the relationship to Medford Leas. We are able to host such a program on either Campus at no charge. Often following the program, the groups enjoy a tour of the Arboretum. In addition, Jane Weston, Director of Community Relations, is available to provide programming at your site for educational purposes. For further information, please contact Jane Weston, Director of Community Relations at 609-654-3000 or janeweston@medfordleas.net.

Master Gardeners, Interns, and Others

Master GardenersLenape Regional High School studentsBurlington County Master Gardeners (shown left) maintain and nurture a large plot in “The Farm” raising vegetables which they give to food banks. Interns from the Morris Arboretum have designed new gardens at Medford Leas Bridlington and Rushmore neighboroods. Lenape Regional High School students (shown right) worked in residents’ gardens to fulfill a graduation requirement of a day of community service. In 2013 some members of the Pinelands Garden Club began working with the GIS project.

Residents’ Nature Walks

About twice a month, April through October, the residents’ Nature Walks group leads either a wildflower walk or a trail walk. Visitors who are interested in these walks may contact the receptionist and ask to receive email a few days ahead that describes the upcoming walk.

Trail Walks

Trail walks, led by Medford Leas residents are offered by appointment only. For further information, please contact Jane Weston, Director of Community Relations at 609-654-3000 or janeweston@medfordleas.net.

Wedding and Maternity Photography

The Barton Arboretum is able to consider requests for small wedding parties for photos before or after the wedding ceremony, or for maternity photo shoots. For further information, please contact Jane Weston, Director of Community Relations at 609-654-3000 or janeweston@medfordleas.net.