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Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
+1 732-932-8451
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Beautiful but Rt.1 traffic loud

Rutgers Gardens is free and opens every day of the year. It has beautiful themed garden areas... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Use 130 Log Cabin Road in your gps. That address will take you on the access road that leads to the... read more

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112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
+1 732-932-8451
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Reviewed yesterday

Rutgers Gardens is free and opens every day of the year. It has beautiful themed garden areas, rustic gazebos and a log cabin (for events & rentals), a cute small Gift Shop (can get a map of the gardens but no map of the wooded...More

Thank fbc001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Use 130 Log Cabin Road in your gps. That address will take you on the access road that leads to the Visitor's Parking Lot. Also, please note that the point at which you turn onto Log Cabin Road is not sign posted :( It did...More

2  Thank SteveSBrickUSA
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The gardens are very nice at this time of the year , specially the flowering trees.We enjoyed the hike all around.What is missing is some kind of public rest rooms.Can't understand what is expected of all the visitors if they have to use it, really...More

1  Thank aviron l
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It is a perfect place to go for a walk, run, picnic, to throw a ball or take a little hike in the woods along the river.

1  Thank Princess279
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have been walking the trails for many years. Always a great experience and the Summer blooms and wide variety of flora makes for a relaxing experience. We always have our lunch along the lake.

1  Thank elk2370bruce
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The horticulture faculty of Rutgers long ago began to conspire to created this great space and collection of "trials"--tests of plants before a new cultivar gets general release--that now constitute an impressive collection. The azalea and rhododendron walk is so lovely you can almost ignore...More

1  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's hard to believe you're so close to a city and major roads. The Gardens have a varied experience. There is a section with tended perennial gardens with pond, another with giant holly trees, there's a bamboo trail, and vast areas with identification of trees...More

2  Thank jerseyjan1
Reviewed 14 November 2016

great place for a walk and to capture some fabulous pictures of nature. take the kids too... a treat for the entire family!

Thank formapeggy
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Over the summer and fall months every Friday from 11am-5pm they have a Farmer's Market with absolutely delicious food vendors. The gardens themselves are large and beautiful. You can also book the log cabin for personal festivities.

3  Thank VP2887
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for us to do our walks. As photographers offers a great variety of flora and fauna in all seasons for us to shoot. Many special Actvities as well such as plant sales, wine tastings, garden tours and more.

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What is the best way to get to Rutgers Gardens via Rutgers campus buses?
30 June 2016|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there are no Rutgers buses which go to the gardens. I would advise calling Rutgers information. They might know.
Id like to know about wedding events held there.
20 June 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