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Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Rutgers Gardens is located in New Brunswick. To visit Rutgers Gardens and other attractions in New Brunswick, use our New Brunswick tour planner.
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  • 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! 
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • I went to Rutgers Garden last weekend with my boyfriend. It was my first time. I used Google Maps to get there and was able to find it easily. There was a woman who greeted us and gave us a flyer for an upcoming Jazz event in the Garden. She was friendly and warm. She directed us on where we could park. The park was beautiful with different floral arrangements and trees. Certain trees had a description of the type of flower or bush it was. Very informational. I wish they had more signs directing us where to go to see certain attractions. I didn't get to see the Bamboo Forest which I really wanted to see. I am going back this weekend to see that. The address that shows up on Google map is Ryders Lane but they advise on the voicemail from the Rutgers Garden call center to use the address 140 Log Cabin Road.
  • Awesome place to walk around. Beautiful trails. Good place to just enjoy nature.
  • This place has so many pokestops! And two gyms! Usually ponytas as well. Gardens are not bad.
  • Very beautiful gardens. I went during mother's day where they were seeking flowers and most of the plants haven't bloomed yet. It's still a nice place to visit and has free parking. Some families were having picnics in the garden also!
  • Rutger's Gardens is nice for a stroll through the woods. Has some very accessible and well maintained trails. Good for those who aren't avid hikers or looking for anything real intense. From an ecological standpoint it's pretty neat. You can explore swampland, a meadow, a bamboo forest, a pine forest, both old growth and new growth forests, and skip rocks on a lake all within a two mile radius. Also makes for an excellent photography location. (*Photo permit needed for professional shoots*) Check out the Danbury and Sudham rock carvings north of the gardens along the lakeshore for curiosity's sake.
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