25+ Gardens and Arboretums You Should Visit This Spring!

25+ Gardens and Arboretums You Should Visit This Spring!

Spring is such a special time of year; the days are getting longer, the birds come back to sing a particular song, flowers are blooming, baby animals start poking their heads out to say hello. it would also be the perfect time for you to explore a new garden around the Garden State! :)

Below you will find some of the most beautiful public gardens or arboretums around the great Garden State. We actually found many of them through a great group called Garden State Gardens. If there are any missing below, please let us know.


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Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center was known originally as "Merchiston Farm," the home of William and Martha Bro...


Address
170 Longview Road,, Chester, New Jersey 07931

Website
https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/bamboo-brook

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Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve

Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve

The Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas is a unique blend of accessible public gardens, collection...


Address
1 Medford Leas,, Medford, NJ 08055

Website
http://bartonarboretum.org

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Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park, the nation's first county park, is located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhood...


Address
Park Ave. & Lake St., Newark, New Jersey 07102

Website
https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/branch-brook-park

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Colonial Park Gardens

Colonial Park Gardens

The Gardens of Colonial Park offers a variety of amazing horticultural attractions including a rose garden, fragran...


Address
156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Website
http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/activities/gardens/Gardens.html

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Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is a historic woodlands garden and educational institution. We promote an understandin...


Address
324 Forest Drive South,, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone
973.376.3587

Website
http://www.hartshornarboretum.org

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Cross Estate Gardens

Cross Estate Gardens

The Gardens comprise formal and native gardens, a wisteria-covered pergola, and a mountain laurel allee. The Cross ...


Address
61 Jockey Hollow Road,, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924

Website
https://www.crossestategardens.org/

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David C. Shaw Arboretum

David C. Shaw Arboretum

The David C. Shaw Arboretum at Holmdel Park was established in the fall of 1963. Its 22 acres contain hundreds of s...


Address
Holmdel Park,, 44 Longstreet Rd,, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Website
https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?id=2763

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Deep Cut Gardens

Deep Cut Gardens

Deep Cut Gardens is simply beautiful. You will find many walking trails, beautiful landscaping, a rose garden, sitt...


Address
352 Red Hill Road,, Middletown, New Jersey 07748

Phone
(732) 671-6050

Website
http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?Id=2518

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Duke Farms

Duke Farms

Large estate garden in Hillsborough, whose features include a lake and other water features, a sycamore allee, and ...


Address
80 US Highway 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4102

Phone
(908) 722-3700

Website
http://www.dukefarms.org

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F. Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary

F. Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bliss Arboretum boasts many acres of paths through woodlands managed conservatively by the Eatontown Shade Tree...


Address
62-52 County Rte 547,, Eatontown, New Jersey 07724

Website
https://eatontownnj.com/facilities/facility/details/Bliss-Price-Arboretum-and-Wildlife-Sanct-1

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Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a lovely 127 acre tract now surrounded by busy highways and office parks was once Whip...


Address
353 East Hanover Avenue,, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Website
http://www.arboretumfriends.org

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Greenwood Gardens

Greenwood Gardens

Greenwood Gardens is preserving the gardens, architecture and landscape of Greenwood for the education and delight ...


Address
274 Old Short Hills Road,, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone
973-258-4026

Website
http://greenwoodgardens.org

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Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture, a 35-acre sculpture park and museum, has captivated visitors since 1992, and has only gained...


Address
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, New Jersey 08619, Mercer County,

Phone
(609) 586-0616

Website
http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/

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Hunterdon County Arboretum

Hunterdon County Arboretum

Throughout the Arboretum, you will see a variety of trees, shrubs, and annuals and perennials, including both nativ...


Address
1020 New Jersey 31,, Lebanon, New Jersey 08833

Website
https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/guides/parkareas.htm

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Laurelwood Arboretum

Laurelwood Arboretum

Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre botanically diverse property located in Wayne Township in northern New Jersey. La...


Address
725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne, NJ 07470

Website
http://www.laurelwoodarboretum.org/

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Leonard J. Buck Garden

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of al...


Address
11 Layton Road, Far Hills, New Jersey 07931

Phone
(908) 234-2677

Website
http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksfacilities/buck/LJBuck.html

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Linwood Arboretum

Linwood Arboretum

The focus of the Linwood Arboretum is educational, allowing the public to become familiar with uncommon or rare woo...


Address
1410 Wabash Ave,, Linwood, NJ,

Website
https://linwoodarboretum.org/

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Morven Museum & Garden

Morven Museum & Garden

A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. This...


Address
55 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone
(609) 924-8144 ext. 106

Website
http://morven.org

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New Jersey State Botanical Garden

New Jersey State Botanical Garden

From the delicate shades of a tiny wildflower to the vibrant colors of massed annual plantings, Skylands is a place...


Address
Morris Rd, Ringwood, New Jersey 07456, Passaic County

Phone
(973) 962-7527

Website
http://www.njbg.org

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Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Located at the base of the 7 1/2 acre Mountainside Park, the iris gardens contain over 14,000 irises of approximate...


Address
474 Upper Mountain Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Phone
973-783-5974

Website
http://presbyirisgardens.org

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

A 13.5 acre National Historic Landmark featuring award-winning gardens and woodland trails, and offering horticultu...


Address
165 Hobart Avenue,, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Phone
(908) 273-8787

Website
http://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org

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Richard W. DeKorte Park

Richard W. DeKorte Park

Featuring 3.5 miles of walking paths, panoramic views and birds galore, this one-square-mile park is the center of ...


Address
1 DeKorte Park,, Lyndhurst, NJ 07032

Website
https://www.njsea.com/parks-and-trails/

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Robert A. Winters Arboretum at Meadow Lakes

Robert A. Winters Arboretum at Meadow Lakes

Located just minutes from Princeton, the stunning 100-acre arboretum boasts a classical style, mature with lush tre...


Address
300 Meadow Lakes,, East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Website
http://arbnet.org/morton-register/robert-winters-arboretum-meadow-lakes

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Rutgers Gardens - New Brunswick

Rutgers Gardens - New Brunswick

A public garden dedicated to cultivating inquisitive minds, great plants, and inspired gardening through educationa...


Address
112 Ryders Lane,, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519

Phone
732-932-8451

Website
http://www.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu

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Sayen House & Gardens

Sayen House & Gardens

Sayen House & Gardens offers so much beauty and enjoyment for anyone who visits.


Address
155 Hughes Dr, Hamilton, New Jersey 08690

Website
https://www.hamiltonnj.com/sayengardens

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Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum of Georgian Court University

Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum of Georgian Court University

Enjoy the four historic themed gardens of the former George Jay Gould estate, now a National Historic Landmark and ...


Address
900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone
732-987-2373

Website
http://www.georgian.edu/arboretum

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Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens

The Van Vleck House & Gardens originated as a 12-acre private estate more than 140 years ago when Joseph Van Vleck ...


Address
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone
973-744-4752

Website
http://vanvleck.org

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Willowwood Arboretum

Willowwood Arboretum

Willowwood Arboretum is open free to the public daily, 365 days yearly from 8am to dusk. Visitors are invited to en...


Address
300 Longview Rd, Chester, NJ 07931

Phone
(973) 326-7600

Website
https://willowwoodarboretum.org/

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