Art & Nature: Laurelwood Arboretum adds new sculpture walking tour

Anyone who may be looking to enjoy the great outdoors in New Jersey this autumn may want to visit a location where they can take in nature and world-class artwork on the same trip.

News 12 Staff

Oct 14, 2021, 12:12 AM

Updated 912 days ago

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Anyone who may be looking to enjoy the great outdoors in New Jersey this autumn may want to visit a location where they can take in nature and world-class artwork on the same trip.
The Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne typically draws visitors to see its plants and flowers. But there is now a new attraction on the 30-acre site – a trail of sculptures.
Curator Scott Broadfoot selected 14 pieces created by artists from across the country and abroad.
“The environment, nature, the park enhances the sculptures and vice versa. They work together as one,” Broadfoot says.
Broadfoot began work on the project three years ago, ultimately placing each sculpture where the natural lighting and backdrop suit it best.
The arboretum is free and open to the public every day.
Broadfoot is sometimes on hand to give visitors a personal tour, but there are also self-guided tours. The public can scan a QR code on their phone and listen to a recording.
The sculptures are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the arboretum for future projects. New sculptures will be brought in to replace those that are removed.


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