Native Medicinal Garden
Douglass Memorial Garden, aka The Native and Wild Medicinal Plant Garden, offers free outdoor herbal medicine education and is now in its 12th year. The medicinal garden began after Sustainable West Milford ‘adopted a spot’ at the triangle intersection of Clinton Road and Warwick Turnpike. The garden has developed into a medicinal sanctuary free of fertilizers and pest controls.
The plot is home to an abundant number of medicinal herbs and native plants marked by handmade stone tiles describing each species and medicinal use for the plant. The tiles are accompanied by a map of the garden and a hand-crafted bench for hard-working volunteers and visitors alike, both pictured below. The 2010 installment of the water catchment system provides natural rain water for the plants, allowing the garden to thrive between volunteer events. Our partnership with Robin Rose Bennet, master herbalist and author, and Wise Woman Healing Ways has enabled us to maintain this property as an educational garden. Our current garden leader, Karen Longo will offer outdoor hands-on learning opportunities in 2018. Visit our calendar for up-coming events and learning days at the garden. We hope to see you there soon!
The garden is located at the intersection of Clinton Road and Warwick Turnpike in Hewitt, NJ 07421.