9 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in New Jersey!

New Jersey hosts a variety of stunning botanical gardens and arboretums that offer outdoor exploration and education. From easy hikes through woodlands to sprawling gardens and historic parks, these nine amazing botanical gardens and arboretums are the ideal destination for nature lovers, photographers, and anyone looking to enjoy the amazing beauty of New Jersey's natural landscape

New Jersey Botanical Gardens, Ringwood, NJ

See the world through the lens of natural beauty at the 96-acre New Jersey Botanical Gardens. With acres of gardens and 1000s of acres of surrounding woodlands, you’ll be able to discover the area's plants, animals, and geology on a hike guided by expert NJBG hike leaders.

Van Vleck House & Gardens, Montclair, NJ

The Van Vleck House & Gardens is a former private estate made public as a non-profit resource to the community. Among its many ericaceous plants, it is also home to a large variety of rare species. The paths wind and connect through the grounds in this 30-acre botanical space, making it the perfect spot for nature lovers, hikers, and photographers.

Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ

Step into the lush greenery found in Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne Township. This 30-acre botany hotspot features a multitude of species of rhododendrons, azaleas, and other trees and plants. Hike through their stunning woodland trails and gardens.

Rutgers Gardens, North Brunswick Township, NJ

Visit Rutgers Gardens in North Brunswick Township for a free, open-year-round journey through their 'living museum' with its large array of gardens and plant collections. From dawn to dusk, this botanical haven will provide a unique experience for all its visitors.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ

Discover the premier arboretum in Union County. See why locals flock to this area for relaxation, wildflower and plant life education, and more. Popularly used for weddings, it's open daily from dawn till dusk to explore its public gardens without a charge.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ

Run by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, they ensure that the beauty of the grounds are preserved for visitors for years to come. This is a perfect spot to foster public awareness of horticulture and the natural world. Come enjoy the beauty of nature in Morristown.

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills, NJ

Visitors can enjoy free access to Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary any time of day, making it a perfect spot to explore stunning displays of nature. This spot is sure to entertain all who pass by.

Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ

Venture into this living museum free of admission fees located in Montclair. It is dedicated to iris flowers, and sits on 6.5 acres, with the Walther House adjacent to the gardens. Transport yourself through the sprawling grounds and fragrant scents of these blissful gardens.

Willowwood Arboretum, Far Hills, NJ

The Tubbs brothers were enthusiastic gardeners who were responsible for the creation of Willowwood Arboretum. It is a beautiful site, especially for those interested in collecting woody plants, trees, and shrubs and furthering their understanding of the natural world around them. Observe and be wowed by all that awaits at this Far Hills location.

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