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Rutgers Gardens

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Address: 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
elk2370bruce
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the traffic noise from Rte 1. Originally a more "grand scale" set of plantings, recent... More 

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Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 and shrubs. My favorite part is the hiking trails along the lake. You feel you're... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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!

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Milltown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good quiet place, went for first time, recommended by a Rutgers friend. Good to go to quiet place sometimes

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Thank Milcy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

fantastic. i love just coming to this place to walk, run or even explore. its big enough to get lost but not big enough to get lost forever!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Rutgers Gardens is nothing like Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It's very small, doesn't have sidewalks (only paved streets), but seems good for hikes. We brought out twins in the double stroller so were hoping for sidewalks and more gardens, but only came across two or so. There's a small gift shop that sells ice cream, drinks, and potted flowers. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've gone to the garden on a whim a few times to walk around for some alone time. I really love the flowers and well maintained lawn. My favorite spot is the area with the large green chairs.

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