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Public Gardens & Arboretums NJ

Botanical gardens & Arboretums in New Jersey. Botanical Gardens and Arboretums make for a great unique day trip in NJ. The New Jersey department of agriculture can provide more information about the many farms to visit as well in NJ!


Northern NJ
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens 
474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973-783-5974

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens NJ garden tours Come visit us in May and see our blooms!
The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is the largest public iris garden in the U.S. and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites. The display beds contain thousands of iris varieties that produce over 100,000 blooms each May. It is a LIVING MUSEUM with iris varieties dating back to the 1500s, offering a spectacular display to visitors from all over the world.

Bring your lunch and use our picnic tables or stretch out a blanket on the great lawn. The garden offers a cell phone tour, a unique gift shop, events and music on the weekends in May. Check our website for a schedule. All events are free and open to the public. A suggested donation is requested during bloom season.

One of the most beautiful gardens in NJ!

Northern NJ
Greenwood Gardens 
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-258-4026

Greenwood Gardens public garden tours in NJ Peaceful Retreat Surrounded by Nature's Beauty
Explore this 28-acre garden gem where you will find a formal Italianate garden and delightful examples of Arts & Crafts era ornaments and architecture nestled among long allées of majestic trees, wildflower meadows, ponds, cultivated woodlands--all surrounded by 2,100 acres of preserved parkland.

Birding Walks, Gardening Workshops and Special Family Events are scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall. Whether you're looking for a fun family day trip or a romantic outing, Greenwood Gardens is the perfect destination.

Removed from the sights and sounds of modernity

Northern NJ
Willowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Rd., Far Hills, NJ 07931
908-234-1815

Willowwood Arboretum NJ 130 Acres of Farm Land with Exotic Plants!
Offering a historic collection in an undisturbed forest, Willowwood Arboretum is the home of oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, fir, pine, cherry, and more. With a variety of events, including photo contests, this NJ arboretum gets everyone involved in the beauty of nature. With several formal gardens, Willowwood has created informal paths so you can walk through and see them all.

Stop in at Willowwood Arboretum for a unique and unforgettable nature experience in which you can enjoy the beauty of fruit trees, flowers, plants, and more.
 
Open Free to Public Daily!

Northern NJ
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-376-3587

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum NJ They Offer Educational Nature Programs for Kids!
Open during daylight hours all year round, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is the home of 100 species of New Jersey native wildflowers, 40 varieties of trees, numerous species of birds, ferns, a 100-year-old tulip tree, and more.  You are sure to be 'wow-ed' by the beauty of nature in this NJ arboretum. 

Offering fun programs for both kids and adults, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum has something for everyone.  They also have an "adopt an animal" program which will allow you to attribute to the environment by sponsoring your favorite animal.
 
100 species of wildflowers and over 40 varieties of trees!

Central NJ
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-8787

Reeves Reed Arboretum Central NJ Gardens Numerous fun kid’s activities available!
Located in Central New Jersey, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a nature center that seeks to educate adults and children, engage them in activities and foster a stronger interest in the environment. This NJ arboretum offers various activities and programs for families. Whether you want your child to learn about specific plants such as daffodils, or you want them to attend a summer camp where outdoor activities are essential, they offer it all!

Something fun that the entire family can enjoy together is a Healthy Hike. Visitors can get a map of the area through Reeves-Reed Arboretum and enjoy a leisurely stroll through nature. It is a great way to bring the family together, learn about plants and experience the fresh air that so many people forget about.
 
Great place to learn about the environment

Central NJ
Sayen House and Gardens
155 Hughes Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08690
609-890-3630

Sayen House and Gardens NJ A Historic House & Gardens!
As an avid gardener and world traveler, Frederick Sayen purchased the 30-acre parcel of land that is now considered Sayen House and Gardens in 1912. Located in Hamilton Square, Sayen House and Gardens provides a nature sanctuary with breathtaking scenery.

A perfect location to hold weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties, holiday parties, and more, this NJ garden provides a beautiful back drop. Whether you're planning an event or just a day trip, Sayen House and Gardens is an ideal spot!
 
Calling all nature lovers, history buffs and garden enthusiasts!

 

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Gardens and Arboretums to Visit in NJ

New Jersey is filled with beautiful gardens and arboretums - it's just a matter of finding them!  This list provides all the top NJ gardens and arboretums to make your search fast and simple.
 
For more ideas for gardens and arboretums outside of New Jersey, take a look at our guide to NY gardens and arboretums for the best locations to find gardens and arboretums in NY and PA gardens and arboretums for Pennsylvania's top gardens and arboretums.
 
Also check out our guide to nature centers in NJ for more nature and environmental fun!

 

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