Arboretums & Botanical Gardens

Touring arboretums and botanical gardens is a wonderful way to get ideas for your own garden. We are lucky to have many fabulous gardens in our area that make for fun day trips. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorites.

Very Local

Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood, NJ (a wander through the MGC’s herb garden is always a treat!)

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills, NJ

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ

Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ

Van Vleck House & Gardens, Montclair, NJ

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township, NJ

Within an Hour:

Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, NY

The Highline, NY, NY

New York Botanical Garden, NY, NY

Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick, NJ

NJ Botanical Garden at Skylands, Ringwood, NJ

Within Two – Three Hours:

Ambler Arboretum (Temple University), Ambler,  PA

Chanticleer, Wayne, PA

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

The Scott Arboretum (Swarthmore College),  Swarthmore, PA