Making an Impact


With a new mission at Duke Farms, the lawns and horticultural features in the Core are being restored to functioning habitats reflecting the native plant communities of the Central Piedmont Plains region. While the woodlots, hedgerows, lakes, buildings, gardens and roads continue to be an important presence in the landscape, the restoration of healthy, ecologically functioning systems, and the ability to educate and inspire visitors on the process of stewardship and developing a conservation ethic are essential aspects in the transformation of Duke Farms.


The scale at which Duke Farms conducts habitat restoration can be daunting for even the most environmentally conscious people, but there are plenty of ways you can help local wildlife thrive in your community. Learn how you can be an active steward of the environment at home, at school and at Duke Farms in our community garden.

Visiting Duke Farms

A visit to Duke Farms is an opportunity to experience New Jersey’s native landscape at its finest, and to engage with it however you’d like. We’re located in Hillsborough on a 2,740-acre property, where over 1,000 acres are open to the public for self-discovery, outdoor activities, and education and research related to ecological sustainability.

Plan Your Visit