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Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 932-8451
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NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Rutgers Garden is both a formal garden, large more informal garden areas, and a hardwood forest, very close to the center of New Brunswick. It is owned by Rutgers University, and it doesn't cost anything to visit. I particularly like the bamboo forest, the Helyar forest (even if very damaged after hurricane Sandy), the azaleas in the spring, and also... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful garden. Well kept. I had my engagement shoot here. This is an enjoyable place to stroll around and have picnics.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rutgers gardens are huge park- like gardens near the center of New Brunswick. It’s a great place for a peaceful stroll or to bring the kids. I believe it’s over 50 acres large with a lake side cabin, a forest trail, meadows of flowers and all types of plants displayed in various sections of the gardens. There are many events... More

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Rahway, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife & I went there last week for a hike through the woods. It was nice but not that great, being that you could hear the traffic from the highway as we walked. Nice free outing, but I would not go out of my way to return.

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Newport News
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is a great place to unwind with an afternoon or evening walk. The garden presents wonderful living art when the flowers are in bloom, during the fall the changing colors are beautiful. Lots of places to take beautiful pictures and just rest. The children will even love an afternoon exploring the trails, naming trees and flowers. Sit in a... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I absolutely love this place! I went to Rutgers and would frequently come here as a place to unwind and enjoy the scenery. Since you can just stop by and peruse around for any length of time and there is no fee, it's really perfect for the middle of any day. There are a ton of awesome photo ops if... More

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New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Every time I visit Rutgers Gardens it seems they're amidst adding something new. I'm guessing it's a hidden gem because we never seem to encounter a crowd. The gardens are beautiful when they're in bloom and you could spend a nice afternoon walking along the living art and landscaping that the gardens present. There is also some nature trails in... More

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New Brunswick, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Last night my wife and I were guests at a wedding reception held at the Rutgers Display Gardens and Log Cabin off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. What a wonderful place for anyone into gardening! And it is truly a "hidden gem" that few seem to know about though it is mere seconds from Rt. 1, Rt 18 and downtown... More

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Highhland park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place is a hidden gem. So beautiful and scenic. From the amazing bamboo Forrest which feels like you have been transported to another world to the flower beds, this place has it all. Great for shotting pictures and just a nice getaway from the city.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

we love to go for walks at this garden...it has quite a few walking path and various gardens ( I especially like the butterfly garden). It is very popular with students since this park is part of Rutgers University and many are also studying in the area during weekdays....Every Friday (I think between12-4 p.m. there is an open market where... More

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