We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1845 N Route 9, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, NJ 08210-1436
Phone Number:
+1 609-465-5871

Open from June 20th through September 20th, from 10 AM to 4 PM, closed...

Open from June 20th through September 20th, from 10 AM to 4 PM, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Leaming's Run Gardens is a charming series of flower gardens nestled into acres of native woodlands in Cape May County, New Jersey. The shady path leads you past a bamboo grove, an expansive cinnamon fernery,and many beautiful vistas created by the themed flower plantings. The gardens were created by the Aprill family to preserve the centuries old woodlands and wetlands that are home to many rare native plants, and to create a relaxing place for visitors to escape from the pace of modern life. Family owned and operated for 36 years, the gardens are supported solely through admission fees. No outside funding has ever been received. Hummingbirds are plentiful in August. We hope you will visit, relax, and leave refreshed. We appreciate the support the garden has received from our guests over the years.Jack, Emily, Gregg and Missie Aprill

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 48 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
  • 7
    Very good
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
Nice but not grand

The garden is a little over price for what we saw. We saw very little wild life. Just a few butterflies and dragon flies. The flowers were the same flowers in my own back yard. I... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 48: English reviews
Cape May and Cumberland Counties
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We found this after a visit to the zoo and decided to stop and see the gardens. We all loved it and will return. We were not sure with 3 kids under the age of 8 but they followed the trails, chased butterflies and learned about flowers. It was a nice day.

Thank NJsSouthernShoreDMO
Clayton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

this place used to be beautiful not anymore. the last time i went there it was overgrown with weeds and hardly any flowers. it used to be a beautiful place with beautiful gardens but not anymore. it seems like no one is taking care of it.

Thank Deborah M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The garden is a little over price for what we saw. We saw very little wild life. Just a few butterflies and dragon flies. The flowers were the same flowers in my own back yard. I give it 3 stars for the bamboo area and I liked that you followed a set path. The whole garden took us about an... More 

Thank Rescue4paws
New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been visiting Leamings Run for close to 20 years. This was the place to go in late August early September to watch the humming birds as they head south. The gardens WERE always meticulous and blended with the natural surroundings. You would see hundreds of humming birds in all the different themed gardens. So I haven't been back... More 

Thank dbk680
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I was really excited to go here because it didn't sound like your run of the mill gardens. Maybe I went at the wrong time, I don't know but absolutely nothing was blooming. There was no color. I went through it in under a half hour and was like "that's it?"

Thank LilyPad250
Millville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Haven't been here in a few years, but what a beautiful setting. Best to visit in the Spring, it gets very hot walking the trails. Bring your camera, you can get some beautiful shots. Also wear your walking shoes. I would say it takes a few hours to walk all through. But it is worth it.

Thank kathyA9058HE
South Seaville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Let me start by saying I used to love this place as a kid. I have found memories of going there and exploring the Colonial farm house, kitchen garden, and seeing the farm animals. I was there about 5 years ago and found it much like I remembered, so when I went this past Friday in late September I was... More 

Thank Kelly A
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

A really nice place to come out in the spring to see all the colors. this is been a nice small run park for many people local and visitors a like to come see. nice little day trip and very inexpensive. Brown Halloween I like to do a Halloween walk which is fun for kids and adults.

1 Thank David U
Ocean City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Not much of a garden. Not worth the price… any price. Grounds are poorly designed and maintained. The owner must consider himself to be an authority on hummingbirds. He will bore you with his babble on the topic.

1 Thank A W
Medford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The flowers and plants are just beautiful and the small wildlife and insect inhabitants are exciting to spot. We saw a bunch of hummingbird very close up...amazing.

3 Thank James L

Travellers who viewed Leaming's Run Gardens also viewed

Cape May Court House, Middle Township
Cape May Court House, Middle Township
Cape May Court House, Middle Township
Cape May Court House, Middle Township

Been to Leaming's Run Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Leaming's Run Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?