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Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 932-8451
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New Providence, New Jersey
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171 reviews 171 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to a few gardens before...this place was great. Beautiful lay out. Child got a bit bored, but she appreciated the work. Flowers were magnificent. Would bring more water , but other then that"....go go go. This is a place that is a good trip, good exercise , and good fun. It's free...if that helps

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I liked the fact that you can almost feel (almost) that you are out their in the wild by yourself. Well, there is nothing to dislike really but nothing outstanding about them either. The hiking trail was nice, the garden's were garden variety (sorry, couldn't help it). Word of warning: it was a bit confusing for me to locate the... More

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

See a bamboo garden, cool! If you like flowers, plants, this is a nice little place to stroll and spend an afternoon. But it could get really hot because a good part of it has no shade.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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