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Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens

Open today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful park

I have been going here all my life having grown up in Ringwood. This is my happy place. Beautiful... read more

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Kristine G
West Milford, New Jersey
Tax Dollars not wasted-for once

You will probably never go here. It's not glitzy or glamorous. There is a beautiful estate the was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Kristine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will probably never go here. It's not glitzy or glamorous. There is a beautiful estate the was given to the public as the official Botanical Garden. Lot's of acreage, beautiful flowers, well manicured laws. Never busy.

1  Thank carandken
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and sexy peaceful. Spent every day here years ago when my daughter was little. Returned recently after moving away and it's just as beautiful as I remember. Makes me miss New Jersey

Thank Licona17
Reviewed 31 May 2018

There's something beautiful to offer in every season at NJBG. First time visiting at end of May; a wonderful volunteer suggested the Wildflower Garden to view Japanese Primrose. Beautiful, but also be aware of mosquito ambush during hot humid temperature near water...

Thank Chubsyn
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I’m a nature lover. I follow the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in NY. I follow them on Instagram, which lead Instagram to suggest I follow NJBG. I’m so glad they did! Originally I wanted to get married in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Waaaay to expensive. Once we...More

1  Thank NY83Wanderlust
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Visited the gardens and mansion in the Fall to see the lovely foliage. Very peaceful and tranquil. The gardens were extensive and well kept. Wonderful place to walk around and truly enjoy nature. I visit each time I go to north Jersey. Love it.

1  Thank tripslickroady
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Seasonal changes in floral displays. Skylands Manor and Ringwood Manor worth seeing and touring. Just walking or hiking around the Manors is exhilarating. Beautiful area.

1  Thank lidajo46
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If your in the mood to walk around a beautiful estate and garden, you have found the spot. easy walking.

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A peaceful,diverse, collection of flora, with seasonal accents, many paths through formal collections as well a streams and swamps. Set in the Ramapo Mountains, with easy access to the NY/NJ metro area, but worlds away. Bears about, so follow bear protocols!

Thank todrodman
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wedding was terrible. Clueless staff. Stealing money from my nephew's room. Didn't have my reservation nor my children's reservation. Even though the rooms were paid for. Wedding planner rude and worn out. Staff poorly trained. They need new blood. Could have been charming, but most...More

1  Thank pkm2186
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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
24 October 2015|
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Response from Madeleine T | Reviewed this property |
Since I was there during the summertime, I would have to guess. The foliage is quite lovely at this time in most areas…so I would imagine it should be as beautiful in Skylands…and along the way until you reach it. It is a... More