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Leonard J. Buck Garden

11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536
+1 908-234-2677
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Beautiful, pristine garden

This is a carefully planned garden with lots of rocks and waterways. We were there right after a... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Springfield, Illinois
Bring Headphones!

This is a really really nice park... but... it's right right next to US 287 which is very very... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536
+1 908-234-2677
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a carefully planned garden with lots of rocks and waterways. We were there right after a small shower, so that may have been why it appeared so pristine. Every thing was just stunning. Large amount of plants collected from around the world. Yes,...More

Thank jack96
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a really really nice park... but... it's right right next to US 287 which is very very noisy especially at rush hour. So my strategy has been to bring a music player and wear headphones that cover my ears so it drowns out...More

Thank r-j-infinity
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Although I don't view this spot as a "destination" garden, if you live nearby its definitely worth the visit. It's nestled in a gorgeous area and worth the drive from the Far Hills train station on up. You'll pass gorgeous estates and lush greenery. The...More

Thank YuleskiGnome
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice little escape into nature, especially when the seasons are changing. I took an out-of-town friend here one spring afternoon and we really enjoyed it. As another reviewer mentions, the only thing that disappoints is the hideous sound of Route 78 right next door. But...More

1  Thank maryoh20
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This 33 acre lush green public garden operated by the Somerset County Park Commission is awesome. It is a very nicely maintained space with well - watered expanses of lush green grass, bridges, ponds, little waterfalls, clean hiking paths, and tons and tons of flowers...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this place during my morning off of my business trip and I'm glad I did. It is a lovely and peaceful place, great for those who love nature photography or just enjoy sitting on a bench and spend some time reading or starring...More

Thank jwu5
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This park is just beautiful. Paths to hike, accessible for all ages, and every where you look is another beautiful view.

Thank JCB525
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited on a beautiful fall day, most of the trees still had their leaves and it made for a nice backdrop for taking photos. We spent about an hour and a half walking the trails taking pics and resting on the many benches. We...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The park is gorgeous and well maintained. Unfortunately you hear the noise from a nearby highway, which is the only reason I am not giving it five stars. :)

Thank ChadR135
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Nice gardens and paths for walking or just sitting on one of the benches relaxing and taking in the fresh air. All of the flowers are perennials. There’s a rock garden, plants that attract butterflies, bird feeders that attract a variety of birds. There’s also...More

Thank P F B
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9 April 2017|
Response from jwu5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's in New Jersey, 11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931. Depending on where you are staying you can take an Uber or ask your hotel if they have a shuttle service there (that's how I got there the first time)
15 November 2016|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
A slow walk-through of the main trail can be done in an hour or so. If you want to sit and admire the view, or try the secondary paths you can spend another hour or more. However, there is not much to see this time of year... More