With the greener months of 2018 just a few weeks away, we wanted to help you find the most beautiful public gardens of the great Garden State. With some help from Garden State Gardens, we have added 26 public gardens and arboretums all broken down by county below.
If you know of any additional gardens that are not included, please let us know.
View by county: Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Essex County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Union County
1410 Wabash Ave,
The focus of the Linwood Arboretum is educational, allowing the public to become familiar with uncommon or rare woody plants that are particularly suited to home landscaping. The Arboretum is located ...
1 DeKorte Park,
Lyndhurst, NJ 07032
Featuring 3.5 miles of walking paths, panoramic views and birds galore, this one-square-mile park is the center of New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) activities. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to ...
1 Medford Leas,
Medford, NJ 08055
The Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas is a unique blend of accessible public gardens, collections, and preserved natural areas set amidst private residential space. With campuses in...
Park Ave. & Lake St.
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Branch Brook Park, the nation's first county park, is located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville. A portion of the park is also located within the Town...
324 Forest Drive South,
Short Hills, NJ 07078
The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is an historic woodlands garden and educational institution. We promote an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through programs that integ...
523 Ridgewood Road,
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040
Durand-Hedden House and Garden is an historic house museum that finds interesting ways to explore our community's fascinating past - through nature, architecture, music, food, social life, local histo...
32 Prince St
Newark, NJ 07103
Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jerseys urban communities.
274 Old Short Hills Road,
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Greenwood Gardens is preserving the gardens, architecture and landscape of Greenwood for the education and delight of the public. Greenwood fosters an appreciation of gardens and a respect for nature ...
474 Upper Mountain Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Located at the base of the 7 1/2 acre Mountainside Park, the iris gardens contain over 14,000 irises of approximately 3,000 varieties and produce over 100,000 blooms over the course of the season. Vis...
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
The Van Vleck House & Gardens originated as a 12-acre private estate more than 140 years ago when Joseph Van Vleck Sr and his family moved to Montclair from Brooklyn in 1868. Like many successful busi...
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, New Jersey 08619
Grounds For Sculpture, a 35-acre sculpture park and museum, has captivated visitors since 1992, and has only gained in popularity as more of the public discovers its tranquil setting and engaging scul...
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Marquand Park and Arboretum is a 17-acre historic preserve of trees and woodlands that offers a variety of recreational and educational experiences in the center of Princeton. Originally the landscape...
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. This former New Jersey Governor's Mansion showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gar...
300 Meadow Lakes,
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520
Located just minutes from Princeton, the stunning 100-acre arboretum boasts a classical style, mature with lush trees, shrubs and under-story plantings. Cultivated since the mid-eighteenth century, th...
112 Ryders Lane,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
A public garden dedicated to cultivating inquisitive minds, great plants, and inspired gardening through educational exploration and enjoyment.
352 Red Hill Road
Middletown, New Jersey 07748
Deep Cut Gardens is simply beautiful. You will find many walking trails, beautiful landscaping, a rose garden, sitting benches and more. They even have special programs throughout the year.
170 Longview Road,
Chester, New Jersey 07931
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center was known originally as "Merchiston Farm," the home of William and Martha Brookes Hutcheson from 1911 to 1959. The Center's 100 acres include fields, woodlands an...
353 East Hanover Avenue,
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a lovely 127 acre tract now surrounded by busy highways and office parks was once Whippany Farm. This estate was bequeathed to Morris County in 1969. Currently, the beauti...
300 Longview Rd
Chester, NJ 07931
Willowwood Arboretum is open free to the public daily, 365 days yearly from 8am to dusk. Visitors are invited to enjoy the gardens Spring through Fall. During Winter, the Ornamentals Collection offers...
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Enjoy the four historic themed gardens of the former George Jay Gould estate, now a National Historic Landmark and the campus of Georgian Court University. Located on the edge of the New Jersey Pine B...
725 Pines Lake Drive West
Wayne, NJ 07470
Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre botanically diverse property located in Wayne Township in northern New Jersey. Laurelwood features woodland trails and gardens, wildlife, two ponds, streams and hundr...
Ringwood, New Jersey 07456
From the delicate shades of a tiny wildflower to the vibrant colors of massed annual plantings, Skylands is a place of beauty in any season. Here you can wander amid the elegance of formal gardens, or...
156 Mettlers Rd
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
The Gardens of Colonial Park offers a variety of amazing horticultural attractions including a rose garden, fragrance and sensory garden, perennial garden and arboretum.
80 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4102
Large estate garden in Hillsborough, whose features include a lake and other water features, a sycamore allee, and barns. Many outdoor activities and events are available.
11 Layton Road
Far Hills, New Jersey 07931
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.
165 Hobart Avenue,
Summit, New Jersey 07901
A 13.5 acre National Historic Landmark featuring award-winning gardens and woodland trails, and offering horticultural and environmental education programs. (photo credit:Reeves-Reed Arboretum)