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Address: 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 932-8451
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A lovely respite from the hustle and bustle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have visited Rutgers Gardens and Helyar Woods regularly for more than 20 years. It's a beautiful oasis in crowded central Jersey, a great place to walk the dog or look at gardens. I've learned a lot about gardening here over the years, and walked the trails more times than I could count. Beware of events on some weekends that... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Since I live near Rutgers Gardens, I enjoy stopping by whenever I want to be in a beautiful and peaceful place. If you like walking, there are trails. If you like gardens and beautiful flowers, there's a magnificent display garden, different theme every summer. A photographer's paradise! (for flowers, etc.). There are a number of benches for just relaxing and... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very nice gardens. Worth a visit if you are in central NJ. Very organic with fruits, veggies and flowers. Go there when they have a festival going on. Nice gardens to walk through too!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you are looking for something else to do and out of the typical date spot...I would suggest the gardens. A lot to see...its free...and its a nice way to escape the stresses of college...at least for a lil while

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Lots to see. From the bamboo forest to the log cabin. There is a perennial forest also. Best time to visit is Mother's day weekend. They have a plant show from shrubs, to flowers to vegetables. Very knowledgeable staff. Ask for Ira Grasgreen to give you a tour and answer any of your questions.

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Address: 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 932-8451
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick

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