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Excellent place to hike with a variety of trails...very scenic. Beautiful grounds at any time of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monroe, New Jersey
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Work picnic and fun

I love the scenery and hidden parts of the Rutgers Garden and clean and plenty of parking, also... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to hike with a variety of trails...very scenic. Beautiful grounds at any time of year!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank angiehaddad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a good place to go for a variety of outdoor experiences. I enjoy the walk through the forest and along the river, but when I was there in early November, sometimes the trails were hard to discern because the leaves obscured the path. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Louise H
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I love the scenery and hidden parts of the Rutgers Garden and clean and plenty of parking, also great for just so alone time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1ClassyWoman
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is an excellent place to visit if you are truly interested in botany and landscaping. It is beautifully maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BusinessConference
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We traveled to Rutgers University for my sons orientation. We were looking for something to do while in the area- and we had our pet Pug with us. Pretty surroundings and worth a look for sure.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fembats1010
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Rutgers Gardens to check it out for our daughter’s wedding.She graduated from the university and she wanted a rustic wedding. Don’t be discouraged by the entrance. There was a farmers market going on when we went.The garden was beautiful....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ccari01
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This place is beautiful! There are many little spots to be private and hang out in a beautiful environment. Lots of great photo pops. I have taken my kids here just to get great photos of them.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great space to walk around in with good variety of trees and a river flowing nearby. It is very charming and accessible. It’s looking beautiful these days with the spring flowers of all kinds and the fresh green leaves of spring.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Maya Y
Reviewed April 17, 2018

I’ve been associated with Rutgers, both as a student and faculty member, for more years than I wish to admit, yet I had never visited the Rutgers Gardens until last year. Who knew? Who knew that such an idyllic, lovely garden could exist just a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank John G
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is very nice for picnics as well as social gatherings. The gardens are very well maintained by the responsible officials.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kirtan777
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June 30, 2016|
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Response from ScottH190 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that any Rutgers bus goes to the arboretum. Even if a bus dropped you at the Ryders Lane entrance to the arboretum, you would have a 10-20 minute walk into the nicest part of the arboretum. Consider taking a... More
June 20, 2015|
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Response from AlmostFiftyStates | Reviewed this property |
If you simply google "Rutgers Gardens: Garden Ceremonies", the first hit will take you to a very information page that should answer all your questions. It is a GORGEOUS location for a wedding, but I have no personal... More