A Truly Unique Relaxing Idea

New Jersey is so diverse when it comes to cool and unusual attractions. When it comes to our gardens and arboretums, we really stand out and shine. Visiting a garden or going on a tour is a fun unique activity that will probably surprise you. Take a pick of one of these arboretums below and give it a shot. You'll thank us, we're sure. For the bird lovers, take a peek at our list of local bird sanctuaries.

Somerset County Tourism

  908-218-4300 | Somerset County

Somerset, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

A Breathtaking Nature Experience!Somerset County is home to five internationally recognized garden experiences for you to explore.A Gardens Getaway is ideal during Spring and Summer when many plants are in peak bloom, but we recommend trying it during all four seasons to see the... Read More

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Greenwood Gardens

  973-258-4026 | Essex County

Short Hills, New Jersey

Arboretums 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... Read More

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Willowwood Arboretum

  908-234-1815 | Somerset County

Far Hills, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

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... Read More

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Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

  973-376-3587 | Essex County

Short Hills, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

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.\nOffering fun programs for... Read More

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

  908-273-8787 | Union County

Summit, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

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... Read More

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Sayen House and Gardens

  609-890-3630 | Mercer County

Hamilton, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

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.\nA perfect location to hold weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, private... Read More

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Frelinghuysen Arboretum

  973-326-7601 | Morris County

Morris, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum was founded in 1972. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and promote the development of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Morris County Park Commission. Through our continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, we foster... Read More

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Somerset County Tourism

 908-218-4300 | Somerset County

Arboretums in NJ

Somerset, New Jersey

A Breathtaking Nature Experience!Somerset County is home to five internationally recognized garden experiences for you to explore.A Gardens Getaway is ideal during Spring and Summer when many plants are in peak bloom, but we recommend trying it during all four seasons to see the... Read More

View Details

Greenwood Gardens

 973-258-4026 | Essex County

Arboretums in NJ

Short Hills, New Jersey

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... Read More

View Details

Willowwood Arboretum

 908-234-1815 | Somerset County

Arboretums in NJ

Far Hills, New Jersey

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... Read More

View Details

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

 973-376-3587 | Essex County

Arboretums in NJ

Short Hills, New Jersey

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.\nOffering fun programs for... Read More

View Details

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

 908-273-8787 | Union County

Arboretums in NJ

Summit, New Jersey

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... Read More

View Details

Sayen House and Gardens

 609-890-3630 | Mercer County

Arboretums in NJ

Hamilton, New Jersey

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.\nA perfect location to hold weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, private... Read More

View Details

Frelinghuysen Arboretum

 973-326-7601 | Morris County

Arboretums in NJ

Morris, New Jersey

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum was founded in 1972. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and promote the development of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Morris County Park Commission. Through our continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, we foster... Read More

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