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Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
+1 732-932-8451
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A Magical Place!

There is no season that cannot be enjoyed here It is beautiful raw, during one of its many events... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
New York
Walk and walk and walk...

When you first pull into this place, you're met by someone handing out a leaflet with some park... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
East Brunswick, Nj
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112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
+1 732-932-8451
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

There is no season that cannot be enjoyed here It is beautiful raw, during one of its many events and festivals, during the rites of spring and colors of autumn. This is a fun family place, a place for solitude and contemplation, a place to...More

Thank LCubano
Reviewed 20 July 2016

When you first pull into this place, you're met by someone handing out a leaflet with some park information on it. After that, you're given a choice to go left OR right to park and off you go. But.. go where? There's a T intersection...More

Thank thehaniashow
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

From the trails to the gardens. From the different seating locations to all the different birds and chipmunks and butterflies. A great reading escape.

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This garden has the biggest variety of flowers,trees and shrubs in the area.It is maintained by Rutgers students and Staff.In addition there are hiking trails thru Old growth forest and lake side areas.Every Friday from May to September there is a Farmers Market that offers...More

Thank rjb1941
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's nice to be outside and the setting is fairly nice. There are a lot "fancier" gardens, but there's quite a bit of space here and the facility's are nice. Grata farmers market as well.

Thank Garry O
Reviewed 27 June 2016

There are various trails for hiking, ponds for fishing. Bring a blanket and a book and relax. I have seen many weddings in the Pine Forest and the Log Cabin. A very relaxing place to visit!

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Althought these are lovely gardens --- quiet, well-kept, and excellent for a nice ramble --- ther are no rest rooms. I find this hard to believe but they had one --- one port-a-potty just outside the gardens. And it was really filthy! Disgusting! No one...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I visited this location for a wedding ceremony. The gardens had a few key eye candy locations but over all I was disappointed. It seemed a bit disheveled. Perhaps I missed a lot but I would have loved to see a greenhouse growing their fame...More

Thank ShaneSellsSeashells
Reviewed 14 May 2016

My wife and I visited the "gardens" today. We expected that they would be well kept & lovely. Boy were we surprised & shocked. It is clear that the 50+ acres are suffering from severe neglect & underfunding. Many of the trees are still beautiful...More

Thank RRW547
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Several times, when visiting our daughter at Rutgers, my wife and I have taken one- or two-hour walks through the Rutgers Gardens, hiking wooded trails along the river and walking through gardens and the bamboo thicket. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank ScottH190
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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