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Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
+1 732-932-8451
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Quick fall visit with the kids

Was looking for a place to meet up with another family with younger kids and the gardens were just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SamOnLanier
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Maryland
Too big to cover in 1 day

This place is HUGE! Seriously! It doesn't look like it when you park the car but walk around. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ha L
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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“log cabin” (14 reviews)
“bamboo forest” (10 reviews)
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112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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+1 732-932-8451
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Reviewed yesterday

Was looking for a place to meet up with another family with younger kids and the gardens were just right. Wonderful variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. We were there on a Saturday afternoon as university students were working in the gardens, and they...More

Thank SamOnLanier
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is HUGE! Seriously! It doesn't look like it when you park the car but walk around. There is an amazing trail that goes to a reservoir. Overlooking the reservoir was beautiful.

Thank Ha L
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my eldest daughter was planning her May wedding, we looked for places in the area where the bride and groom and their bridal party could take outdoor photos. This is always a risk, as weather can be predicted but not completely counted-on. After checking...More

Thank martinaJ3968NV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to either walk in peace or visit vendors for a great produce purchase, this is the place to be. It is so nice to walk among the bamboo and stroll the path through the gardens in quietness. Or,...More

Thank jbrowning4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beutiful well kept landscapes, retaining walls, gardens and variety of plants in all sizes. Benches to sit and relax abound, as well as cleared walk paths. Great place to enjoy a walk to clear head after a hectic day.

Thank J3159QKrichardm
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Acres of peaceful serenity -a mix of flower gardens and wooded areas. Great place to escape a noisy urban area. Charming gift shop (only on weekends). Farmers Market on Fridays- lots of FRESH food, a few food trucks for lunch -good variety. Port-a-johns in a...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A hidden gem - these gardens are wonderful for a walk, photos and there is an area to rent for parties. The Rutgers gardens abut to Farrington Lake and the NJ Turnpike, and yet have a lovely layout with flowers, shrubs and a super bamboo...More

Thank Bowildhax
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Have stopped here on many occasions in the past. And have always enjoyed it. This was my first visit this year and I am disappointed. There is a lily pond that used to be somewhat open enough to see many dragonflies and frogs. This year,...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Convenient pretty place with lots of trails and sights to see. I take my dog and go in the back to the forrest. (not part of Rutgers Gardens). trails, woods, stream, lake, pine forrest. interesting hiking and great views. never too many people. Park by...More

Thank marty p
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My late daughter and I walked through the gardens. There is a path by an open field, through an arbor where the trees are in a perfect line, and the bamboo garden is special. A nice place to getaway in the middle of everything.

Thank Stan P
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Phoebe3130
30 June 2016|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there are no Rutgers buses which go to the gardens. I would advise calling Rutgers information. They might know.
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20 June 2015|
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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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