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Appreciate the Natural Splendor Of New Jersey Gardens

Explore gorgeous New Jersey gardens and learn why the nickname, “The Garden State,” is so appropriate. In every region you’ll find magnificent gardens and arboretums showcasing native and exotic plants, flowers and trees.

Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton is a two-acre arboretum featuring more than 270 contemporary sculptures spread among the gardens and trees. The New Jersey Botanical Garden at Ringwood State Park boasts 96 acres of specialty gardens. Kids love the Camden Children’s Garden where they can climb up to the treehouse for amazing views. Learn about the different plants and end the day with a ride on the animal-themed carousel.

Fans of roses won’t want to miss the Rudolf W. van der Goot Garden in Somerset. Stroll among trees sprawling over 144 acres and visit the five-acre perennial garden with 285 rose varieties. Well Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray has the largest collection of herbs and perennials in the nation. Enjoy a picnic or visit the farm animals.

Rutgers Gardens

Spanning 50 acres, the Rutgers Gardens features 11 botanical gardens collections centrally located in East Brunswick of the Newark region. The gardens were established in 1927 and are located on the Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick.

Open 365 days per year and free to the public, it's a wonderful place to visit. Stroll through the Bamboo Forest, the Rain Garden or the Shade Tree Collection for a relaxing afternoon.