Leonard J. Buck Garden

11 Layton Road, Far Hills, New Jersey 07931

Leonard J. Buck Garden At A Glance...

About Leonard J. Buck Garden

Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of alpine and woodland garden areas situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley. The large rock outcroppings creat various exposures and microclimates that enable different plant associations to thrive. Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Hours:

  • 10am-4pm Monday to Friday

  • 10am-5pm Saturday

  • 12pm-5pm Sunday

  • Closed on weekends and major holidays December-March


  • Donation Requested: $3/Adult $1/Senior or Child

  • Guided group tours and wedding photos can be arranged by permit.

  • Please leave pets at home.

  • Activities:
    • Hiking
      More Like Walking
    • Walking
    • Bathrooms
    • Parking Lot(s)
    • Gardens
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Benches
    • Boardwalks
    • Flat / Easy
    • Walking Paths
    Park Type:
    • Gardens / Arboretum
    • Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
    • Pets *NOT Permitted*

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions 11 Layton Road
Far Hills, New Jersey 07931
Maps & Brochures:

Our Personal Take...

We visited Leonard J. Buck Garden in 2013, on a drizzly afternoon. Though we were not prepared to b outside in the mist, we found that we could not leave, and simply HAD to explore the entire park. I beleive you will feel the same once you step onto their property.

Trail & Path Info

You will not find miles of trails within the garden, but you will find yourself walking for hours.


You will find a small lot right off Layton Road.

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