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Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens

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Don't miss this decorated house that one weekend in December for decorations

The Skylands Manor is open one weekend a year for the decorations at Christmas and should not be... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Wonderful Fall Colors

A perfect place to stroll through manicured gardens any season (excluding winter) of the year. The... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Mount Arlington, NJ
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

The Skylands Manor is open one weekend a year for the decorations at Christmas and should not be missed. Make sure to go on the Thursday opening when the crowds are quiet and your really get to view the rooms. Each room in the manor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

A perfect place to stroll through manicured gardens any season (excluding winter) of the year. The Fall colors were spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

This place is good for your soul as well as mind . Beautiful at any weather and season . We were going there with our little kids . Now there are not little but we are still going there . Nature in there garden is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1960nat
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I visited this for the first time even though I have driven past it so many times. It is worth the stop. The fall colors were beautiful and I will be going back in December to view the manor that will be all decorated for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DianneKellyNJ
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We spent about 4 hours walking the grounds and visiting the information center. The gardens are wonderfully maintained by staff and volunteers. We chatted with a worker named Cliff and learned a lot about the grounds, local wildlife, and environmental concerns. He even suggested a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LauryP26
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Family spent a couple of hours walking the paths, investigating some of the buildings. Lots of open spaces. Not as designed as other botanical gardens, nor as wild. Definitely kept to make maintenance easy; still, a serene place with plenty of pretty views and lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank juliazapcic
Reviewed 17 September 2018

So beautiful and so close. Fall is here and it will just get prettier. I have been going here for over 40 years.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DustyJim2014
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Even though we visited in late summer the gardens were beautiful. Volunteers tend to various areas and were hard at work while we were there. We did not get to see the visitors center but did complete a hike on one of the trails.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PAG377
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I hike here every week and look forward to seeing all the seasonal flowers blooming. From the first Snowdrops and Crocus in March to the hummingbird bushes and prairie black eyed Susan's blooming in August, there is always something to see. The lilacs in May...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gvallaro
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I have been going here all my life having grown up in Ringwood. This is my happy place. Beautiful grounds any time of year. Hiking, biking or just relaxing. Absolutely stunning. Make sure whatever you bring in you take out...there are no garbage cans. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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3 September 2018|
Response from Chubsyn | Reviewed this property |
The park is not too big, especially the botanical gardens. You can always drive to another spot if necessary, for instance, Shepard's Lake is at an entirely different section and a must-drive to from gardens. But the Manor... More
13 July 2018|
Response from Chubsyn | Reviewed this property |
No BBQ at the Botanical Gardens. However, you can at Ringwood State Park, which is part of the property. There is a fee in summer.
27 July 2016|
Response from howieassa | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can only get there by bus out of Grand Central in NYC or by car. Directions by car are simple coming off the G.W.Bridge you would take Rte 4w to Rte 208 to 287S to exit 55 make a right off the exit at... More