Protection of Primrose Brook and the surrounding forest, along with the enhancing and supporting the rich diversity of wildlife is the primary management goal of this property. Primrose Brook is a pristine, trout production stream which forms in the protected forests of Jockey Hollow National Historic Park. Primrose Brook flows through the Anderson Woods property, then under Route 287 and through a section of Harding Township adjacent to Bailey's Mill Road before emptying into the Great Swamp system. Anderson Woods' mixed oak hardwood forest is primarily composed of white and red oak, tulip poplar, sassafras, hickory, beech and ash. Historically the property was planted with spruce trees and was farmed for paper products during the WWII. Edgar and Joyce Anderson purchased the land in the 1950's and built a home, studio and large shed. The Anderson's are reknown designers whose art is clearly inspired by the natural beauty of the property. The Anderson's sold 15 acres to Harding Land Trust in 2007 at a bargain price, to ensure it forever remains in a natural state. The Anderson's continue to reside on a portion of the property.
Grantor name: Edgar & Joyce Anderson
Location: 525 Tempe Wick Road, Harding Township, NJ
Date acquired: September 6, 2007
Size: 14.983 Acres