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Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
+1 732-932-8451
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Beautiful weekend stroll

Rutgers gardens is beautiful & very spacious & you can park and walk around and enjoy looking at... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Lorifurey5655
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
Beautiful but Rt.1 traffic loud

Rutgers Gardens is free and opens every day of the year. It has beautiful themed garden areas... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
fbc001
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NJ
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  • Average9%
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“log cabin” (15 reviews)
“farmers market” (12 reviews)
“walk around” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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+1 732-932-8451
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"walk around"
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"beautiful garden"
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"hidden gem"
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"nature lovers"
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"wooded trails"
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"great place to walk"
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"fresh produce"
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"plant sales"
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"flower beds"
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"quiet place"
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Rutgers gardens is beautiful & very spacious & you can park and walk around and enjoy looking at all the beautiful display of flowers in various gardens!

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Rutgers Gardens is free and opens every day of the year. It has beautiful themed garden areas, rustic gazebos and a log cabin (for events & rentals), a cute small Gift Shop (can get a map of the gardens but no map of the wooded...More

2  Thank fbc001
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Use 130 Log Cabin Road in your gps. That address will take you on the access road that leads to the Visitor's Parking Lot. Also, please note that the point at which you turn onto Log Cabin Road is not sign posted :( It did...More

6  Thank SteveSBrickUSA
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

The gardens are very nice at this time of the year , specially the flowering trees.We enjoyed the hike all around.What is missing is some kind of public rest rooms.Can't understand what is expected of all the visitors if they have to use it, really...More

1  Thank aviron l
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

It is a perfect place to go for a walk, run, picnic, to throw a ball or take a little hike in the woods along the river.

1  Thank Princess279
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

1  Thank elk2370bruce
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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...More

3  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
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Reviewed 17 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...More

2  Thank jerseyjan1
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Reviewed 14 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!

Thank formapeggy
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Reviewed 17 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.

3  Thank VP2887
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Response from ScottH190 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that any Rutgers bus goes to the arboretum. Even if a bus dropped you at the Ryders Lane entrance to the arboretum, you would have a 10-20 minute walk into the nicest part of the arboretum. Consider taking a... More
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Response from AlmostFiftyStates | Reviewed this property |
If you simply google "Rutgers Gardens: Garden Ceremonies", the first hit will take you to a very information page that should answer all your questions. It is a GORGEOUS location for a wedding, but I have no personal... More
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