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Leonard J. Buck Garden

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Peaceful Oasis

The gardens are beautiful. The park is very accessible which is important to me. Ample parking and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Victoria L
Far Hills, New Jersey, United States
Small, Quiet Garden

This is a nice place to go if you want a quiet escape. They do have a small visitor center with... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The gardens are beautiful. The park is very accessible which is important to me. Ample parking and good facilities.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a nice place to go if you want a quiet escape. They do have a small visitor center with rest rooms. The walk through the garden is hilly but offers some nice overhead views. A small donation is requested. If you driving by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Nice place to walk, rest, read a book, relax. Not many visitors. Flowers in bloom on display in the welcome center. Quiet (albeit there is a highway close by (Rte 287), with high concrete sound barrier). Nice location for macro and flower photography, but impossible...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Routier_de_France
Reviewed 12 February 2018

My sister brought us here to explore these gardens and I was surprised at how much they offered. Even in the fall there was much to enjoy with water features, garden paths, and lots of natural beauty it would be fun to come back in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kelleygirl2
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jack96
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank r-j-infinity
Reviewed 15 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank YuleskiGnome
Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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8 June 2018|
Response from Maddie S |
No dogs are allowed
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)
16 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