New Jersey Gardens

Camden County: Camden Children’s Garden

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Camden County The four-acre interactive Camden Children’s Garden makes gardening fun for children and adults. Exhibits include the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and the Tropical Exhibit, and the Arrow River Train Rid, surrounded by the Railroad Garden. Ride the Garden’s Carousel on a horse, a rabbit, a rooster, a pig, a cat, a […]

Chester: Bamboo Brook Gardens

Chester, New Jersey Bamboo Brook Gardens This site features fields, native plants, woodlands – with a Japanese Scholar Tree (Sophora japonica) and an American Hophornbean (Ostrya virginiana) — and a formal garden designed by Mrs. Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the United States. [ […]

Chester: Willowwood Arboretum

Chester, New Jersey Willowwood Arboretum This 130 acre site has over 3,500 native and exotic plants. The collection includes oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, a superb specimen of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) now more than 98 feet tall, masses of ferns and field and forest wild flowers. [ info ]

Far Hills: Leonard J Buck Garden

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Far Hills, New Jersey Leonard J Buck Garden Sculpted from a glacial stream, the 33-acre Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern U.S. Leonard J. Buck, a geologist who bought the original land in the 1930’s, along with landscape architect Zenon Schreiber, developed a naturalistic garden incorporating large […]

Hamilton: Sayen Park Botanical Garden

Hamilton, New Jersey Sayen Park Botanical Garden A 30 acre garden with more than 1,000 azaleas and nearly 500 rhododendrons, ponds, gazebos, and walking trails. [ info ]

Holmdel: Holmdel Arboretum

Holmdel, New Jersey Holmdel Arboretum The 20-acre site contains hundreds of varieties of ornamental trees and shrubs, including true cedars (Cedrus), Weeping Pagoda and Weeping Ginkgo trees, and many other weeping specimens. [ info ]

Lakewood: Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum

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Lakewood, New Jersey Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum The Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, established in 1989, is named after Sister Mary Grace Burns who was a professor of biology at Georgian Court University from 1927 to 1968. Georgian Court University was once the winter home of George Jay Gould, millionaire son of railroad tycoon Jay […]

Lebanon: Hunterdon County Arboretum

Lebanon, New Jersey Hunterdon County Arboretum Once a commercial nursery, this 73-acre site has over two miles of nature trails, display gardens, wetlands, a Children’s Garden, and an All American Selection display garden. A unique two-story gazebo, built in 1893, is considered the oldest structure of its type in the state. [ info ]

Medford: Lewis W Barton Arboretum

Medford, New Jersey Lewis W Barton Arboretum Affiliated with the Gardens Collaborative, a consortium of outstanding public gardens in the Delaware Valley, the gardens and arboretum of the Medford Leas Retirement Community are open to the public. Attractions include the Pinetum, a collection of conifers, many from regions of Europe and Asia, a half acre […]

Montclair: Van Vleck House & Gardens

Montclair, New Jersey Van Vleck House & Gardens This 12-acre estate and garden is a project of the Garden Conservancy, a national non-profit garden preservation organization. The garden, developed by three generations of the Van Vleck family, features a choice collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, and other broad-leaved evergreens. The formal gardens extend from the turn-of-the-century […]

Morristown: Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Morristown, New Jersey Frelinghuysen Arboretum The 127-acre site includes woodlands, meadows, gardens, and a Colonial Revival mansion. [ info ]

New Brunswick: Frank G Helyar Woods and Rutgers Gardens – Rutgers University

New Brunswick, New Jersey Frank G Helyar Woods and Rutgers Gardens – Rutgers University Over 75 acres, this site features the largest collection of American Hollies in the world. The Donald B. Lacey Display Garden includes All America Selections flower and vegetable winners, a rhododendron and azalea garden, the Roy H. De Boer Evergreen Garden, […]

North Wildwood: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens

North Wildwood, New Jersey Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens The half acre English cottage gardens surrounding the Lighthouse feature over 170 plant varieties. [ info ] [ Local Weather ]

Plainfied: Shakespeare Garden

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Cedar Brook Park Plainfield, New Jersey Located in Cedar Brook Park, this Shakespeare Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mrs. Howard C. Fleming of the Plainfield Shakespeare Society originally came up with the idea of creating a Shakespeare garden in 1927 and the Union County Parks department of New Jersey commissioned the […]

Princeton: Herrontown Woods Arboretum

Princeton, New Jersey Herrontown Woods Arboretum The 142-acre arboretum includes a pine forest, over 30 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and nature trails. [ info ]

Ringwood: New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands


Ringwood, New Jersey New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands The New Jersey State Botanical Garden (commonly known as Skylands) has 96 acres of specialty gardens surrounded by 1000 acres of woodlands, along with a 44-room Tudor revival manor house.  Part of Ringwood State Park, New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection, the […]

Short Hills: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

Short Hills, New Jersey Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary Encompassing 16.5 acres, the Arboretum trails pass kettle moraines, hilly slopes and even a natural amphitheater created by the glaciers. The Arboretum today boasts one of the state’s greatest concentrations of wildflowers, over 150 species, and is home to 45 species of trees, 100 species […]

Short Hills: Greenwood Gardens

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Created in a gilded age, it combines the best of modern horticulture with an Arts & Crafts influence.

Somerville: Duke Gardens

Somerville, New Jersey Duke Gardens Opened to the public in 1964, the Gardens were founded in 1960 when Doris Duke donated eleven acres of her estate – including eleven unique greenhouses — to the Gardens Foundation. Inside each greenhouse is a full-scale re-creation of a garden theme, country or period. Included are gardens representing English, […]

Summit: Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Summit, New Jersey Reeves-Reed Arboretum Over five acres of formal gardens, representing design trends of the early 20 century, including a rose, herb, lilac, rock garden, and daylily border containing every Stout Medal winner from 1950 to the present. The arboretum features six acres of woodlands and a wildflower trail [ info ]

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