28 Gardens and Arboretums You Should Visit This Spring!

Updated: Jul 1, 2023 Short URL: gonj.me/garden23

Spring is a special time of year; the days are getting longer, the birds come back to sing a particular song, flowers bloom, and baby animals start poking their heads out to say hello. it would also be the perfect time to explore a new garden around the Garden State! :)

Below you will find some of the most beautiful public gardens or arboretums around the great Garden State. We found many of them through a great group called  Garden State Gardens

If there are any missing below, please let us know.


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Atlantic County, Burlington County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Union County


Atlantic County


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Linwood Arboretum

Northfield, Atlantic County, NJ

Burlington County


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Essex County


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Branch Brook Park

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Essex County Rose Garden

Bloomfield, Essex County, NJ

Greenwood Gardens

Short Hills, Essex County, NJ

Van Vleck House and Gardens

Montclair, Essex County, NJ

Hunterdon County


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Hunterdon County Arboretum

Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ

Mercer County


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Middlesex County


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Rutgers Gardens - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ

Monmouth County


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David C. Shaw Arboretum

Holmdel, Monmouth County, NJ

Deep Cut Gardens

Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ

Morris County


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Ocean County


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Passaic County


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Somerset County


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Colonial Park Gardens

Somerset, Somerset County, NJ

Cross Estate Gardens

Bernardsville, Somerset County, NJ

Duke Farms

Hillsborough, Somerset County, NJ

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Far Hills, Somerset County, NJ

Union County


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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Summit, Union County, NJ

About the author - Jeff C.

 Jeff C.
Jeff C. is a web developer in Central New Jersey that has a passion for helping folks get outside and explore NJ. He works on a few Outdoor-centric sites, including GetOutsideNJ, the NJ Outdoor Map, ExploringAllaire, and more. Please visit getoutsidedevelopment.com to learn more!

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