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Gardens and Arboretums in NJ

Gardens and Arboretums in NJ

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!

Central NJ
Somerset County Tourism

Somerset County Tourism Garden and Aboretum Tours in Central 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 changing beauty throughout the year.
View Their Garden Itineraries!

Combine a history lesson with spectacular greenery!

Cross Estate Gardens
Part of Morristown National Historical Park; formal walled garden, native plant garden, wisteria-covered pergola, and mountain laurel alee.

“Rock” with nature
Leonard J. Buck Garden
One of the premier rock gardens in the eastern U.S. located in a 33-acre wooded stream valley.

Indulge in a favorite bloom
Peony’s Envy
One of the most extensive collections of tree, herbaceous and intersectional peonies in the Northeastern U.S.

Rudolph van der Goot Rose Garden
An accredited All-America Rose Selections (AARS) display garden containing more than 3,000 roses and 325 varieties

Venture to the Tropics, Japan or Down on the Farm
Duke Farms
Features the Orchid Range with one of the largest tropical displays in the country, Arboretum with Japanese-style meditation garden, and largest allotment-style community garden in the U.S.

One of the most beautiful gardens in NJ!

Northern NJ
Greenwood Gardens 
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

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

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

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

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

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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