Tips Misc-Gardens to Visit

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.  

Links to their websites are provided for more details on what they are, directions and fees.

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

Dukes Farm, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Greenwood Gardens
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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 2-3 Hours

Ambler Arboretum (Temple University), Ambler,  PA

Chanticleer, Wayne, PA

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

The Scott Arboretum (Swarthmore College),  Swarthmore, PA

Longwood Gardens