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Address: 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 932-8451
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Plan to visit once each season, it is such a worthwhile destination.

If you like to learn or you think you might appreciate a lovely, interesting place to contemplate, you should explore Rutgers Gardens. There are many acres to explore but if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Princeton, New Jersey

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to learn or you think you might appreciate a lovely, interesting place to contemplate, you should explore Rutgers Gardens. There are many acres to explore but if you stay near the paved areas or the paths carved out for exploration, there will be plenty to see.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge Botanical Garden where there is lots to do – walk through the Bamboo Forest, hike on the wooded trails where you will see lots of wildlife, admire the amazing collection of flowers and the Magnolia Trees, photograph yourself posing on the LARGE green Adirondack chairs, sit under the gazebos, or on the greens reading a book,... More 

Thank Suneeti H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places on Earth. It looks magical in any season. You can enjoy a forest trail or just walk around the flower beds and different kind of trees. Even my dog loves being there.

Thank Liubov M
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It took me a while of living in the area to discover this park. It is beautiful. Very peaceful. Farmer's market on Fridays is quite fun too.

Thank Alyssa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Lush green, vibrant, colorful, peace of mind. Beautiful trail followed by greenery and hand picking options. Located centrally to Edison and New Brunswick and close to Rutgers university. If you want to see the fall colors, this could be a great option.

Thank Roushan K
Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was a fantastic spot to spend a few hours wandering! The staff has done a lovely job designing the gardens and maintaining them. There was a lot in bloom for October! Plenty of critters around to add to the fun (insects, frogs, birds). This seemed like it would be a great place to host an event like a wedding.... More 

Thank Abby_Mapes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great trip. Fine weather. Beautiful garden. Super flowers and trees. Quiet place. Only my children screaming too loudly.

Thank Martin S
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very, very pretty place to walk in and enjoy the flowers. Go there you won't be sorry. I have to add text do I'll just add that it is a lovely venue for wedding pictures.

Thank micromanage
East Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We take our dogs here for nice long walks. The grounds are kept nice and it is not overcrowded. W have even brought a blanket and have had a picnic. For some reason there does not appear to be goose poop that has been a problem at other parks.

Thank Jo Ann R
New Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I live nearby and walk here several times a week. I'm also an avid, serious photographer and there's always something good to shoot, all year round. I preferred it when it was a well-kept secret, but I still love going there. Small enough to be very walkable, a variety of plantings, venues and 2 wooded trails with streams. There are... More 

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