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Rutgers Gardens

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Address: 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 932-8451
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Nice place to visit.

This is a botanical garden maintained by the ag dept of Rutgers University. Also an experimental station. Lots of varieties of shrubs and trees, most of them marked. Also woods... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a botanical garden maintained by the ag dept of Rutgers University. Also an experimental station. Lots of varieties of shrubs and trees, most of them marked. Also woods with nature paths, including a bamboo grove. Pleasant place to spend an afternoon, also on the Lawrence Brook with a nice view.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a hidden treasure! Went there as part of a Douglass reunion planned trip, but it is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the history of Rutgers in the field of agriculture. Look for an open house and visit!

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This gem is close to New Brunswick, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Milltown. Lots of flower gardens, trees and plants. A nice place to walk around. Best of all, it's FREE. In the summer, every Friday, there is a farmers' Market with fresh fruits and vegetables for sale.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our Sunday afternoon summer visit on a beautiful day was a great way to spend quiet time, very few visitors, which was okay with us. This is not an exotic garden, just a very good example of why New Jersey can still be called "The Garden State."

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The gardens maintained by Rutgers University is a great place for quiet walking and to be in nature. It has a good variety of trees and plants and a community garden. Its pretty in springtime when the trees and flowering plants are in bloom.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nothing special. Not a lot of places to sit in the shade and not much to see if you are sitting. It is close to a lake, but unless you want to walk down one of the trails quite a way, you can't really get a good view of it. The trails are nice, but you have to navigate a... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Rutger's Gardens is a lovely place to unwind and stroll among the different gardens and along the various trails. You can explore the Bamboo Forest (off to the right once you go through the main entrance), or get lost searching for the unique wooded area where the trees are planted in straight lines as far as the eye can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Attended a beautiful wedding here in these stunning grounds. Very memorable. Such a tranquil spot, perfect for photos! Great spot for wedding reception too! All in all perfect memorable day!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Once you enter the garden you'll feel out of the world! Amazing place for a small trek or a run. Beware to mark your route, seems tricky and you might get lost.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Daughter and Son-in-law were married in the gardens followed by a reception in the pavilion. Perfect setting for such an affair. Have since returned to walk the grounds and enjoy the scenery.

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