Rutgers Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge an entrance fee in an effort to make green space freely accessible to all communities.
Rutgers Gardens, located on Ryders Lane, on the outskirts of Cook campus, is a gorgeous setting for the many different programs, special events, and recreational activities that take place here. The offi cial botanic garden of Rutgers University–New Brunswick features 60 acres of designed beds, specialty gardens, tree and shrub collections, lawns, and walking paths, adjoining the 70-acre Frank G. Helyar Woods. A place of learning and beauty, it is our goal to provide a fun, educational, and engaging place for students, faculty, and the community to enjoy the natural world.
Gardens and Collections
■ Donald B. Lacey Display Garden
■ Roy H. DeBoer Evergreen Garden
■ Edwin J. and Ida M. Otken Memorial Garden
■ Art Rudolph Sun and Shade Garden
■ Ella Quimby Water Conservation Terrace
■ Rain Garden
■ Bamboo Forest
■ American Holly Collection
■ Rhododendron and Azalea Garden
■ Shade Tree Collection
■ Shrub Collection
■ Ornamental Tree Collection
■ Volunteer Supported Agriculture (VSA) Garden
■ Community Youth Garden
■ Spring Flower Fair
■ Open House
■ Gardens Party
■ Fall Festival
■ Farmers Market
■ Public Garden Management Internship Program
■ Family and Youth Programs
■ Garden Series Classes
■ Volunteer Program
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Please check our website for opening hours and information.