New Jersey Gardens
There are so many amazing gardens in the state of New Jersey to go and view. Check-out the list below and plan a trip.
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, Chester Township
Once the home of Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of America’s first female landscape architects, this pastoral property includes many classical garden elements, including ha-has and allees, all planted with a palette of native plants and assembled for the joy of discovery.
The Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas, Medford
This unique blend of accessible public gardens and preserved natural areas, set amidst a not for profit community, for older adults, guided by Quaker principles.
The Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills
Managed by the Somerset County Park Commission, this garden is an inspiring public garden with national horticultural significance distinguished by a series of planted rock outcroppings and woodland gardens with naturalistic displays of bulbs, wildflowers, ferns, and shade perennials within a 29 acre rocky ravine.
Colonial Park Gardens, Somerset
Also managed by the Somerset County Park Commission, it features an 144 acre Arboretum of labeled specimens of flowering trees, shrubs, evergreens, and shade trees; a Fragrance and Sensory Garden designed to be of special interest to visitors who are visually or physically impaired; a 5 acre Perennial Garden with beautiful displays of annuals, perennials, and ornamental grasses; and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, a formal garden displaying over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties.
DeKorte Park, Secaucus
Families, school groups, bird watchers, plant enthusiasts, joggers and nature lovers of all types find numerous reasons to visit Richard W. DeKorte Park, in Lyndhurst, Bergen County which encompasses roughly 110 acres of brackish marsh, reclaimed landfills and nature trails.
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
This 54-acre park is a living catalog of native and cultivated plant species to be observed throughout the seasons, featuring peanut stone walls, cascading pools, a pergola and rose parterre, display greenhouse, koi pond and All-America Selections vegetable and herb garden, as well as a reference horticultural library. Events and classes for adults and children are offered year round.
Duke Farms, Hillsborough
Duke's serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.
The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair
Established in 1927 the gardens offer a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown
Built during the Gilded Age, the 127-acre Frelinghuysen Arboretum features numerous themed gardens, nature trails, an education center offering year round programs and events and a café with seasonal hours.
Greater Newark Conservancy, Newark
A peaceful garden located in the heart of urban Newark, has plenty of surprising specimen plants to see along its twisting trails and Outdoor Learning Center.
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton
The 42-acre sculpture park and arboretum features over 270 contemporary sculptures outdoors and rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries in addition to offering concerts, performances, family festivals, classes, fine dining, and shopping year-round.
The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills
Founded in 1923 by Cora Hartshorn, located on 16.5 rolling acres in Millburn Township in Short Hills, features a large collection of wildflowers and ferns, many species of mature trees, and an historic Stone House education and meeting center constructed of local trap rock and lumber.
Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne
A 30-acre public park that offers visitors extensive displays of rhododendrons and azaleas, natural woodlands, winding paths, water features, a sensory garden and an education center with a range of programming and events.
The Linwood Arboretum, Linwood
The most distinctive small arboretum in the United States.
Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton
A National Historic Landmark, the grounds are a patchwork of periods--colorful Colonial Revival plantings and a demonstration kitchen garden share an historic brick wall, and a curved walkway leads to an Art Moderne influenced fountain.
The New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
An outstanding collections of lilacs, conifers, woodland native plants, peonies, crabapple vista, azalea garden, magnolia allee, perennial border, annual garden and Skylands Manor is a state treasure that should be visited frequently.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit
With landscapes designed and built by Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl Pilat during the American Country Place Era of landscape design, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is open year round offering formal and natural gardens, woodland trails, educational programming, and seasonal events.
Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum of Georgian Court University, Lakewood
The arboretum is on the grounds of the former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark, featuring Italian, Sunken, Japanese and Formal Gardens from circa 1900, plus a modern wellness garden, demonstration community garden, and sustainable landscaping practices including a rain garden, green roof and low-mow areas.
Van Vleck House & Gardens, Montclair
A classic early 20th century Mediterranean-style house, surrounded by the estate's six acre park-like setting, welcomes visitors to enjoy all the garden spaces and to join us for classes, concerts, and special events.
Willowwood Arboretum, Chester Township
The 18th century residence of Robert and Henry Tubbs, sits surrounded by the plant collection these botanizing brothers began, including over 2000 plant species in a treasure trove of a garden which is both overwhelming in its content and deeply satisfying in its layout and design.
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