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Work picnic and fun

I love the scenery and hidden parts of the Rutgers Garden and clean and plenty of parking, also... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
1ClassyWoman
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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This is an excellent place to visit if you are truly interested in botany and landscaping. It is... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
FamReunionShelterB2
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I love the scenery and hidden parts of the Rutgers Garden and clean and plenty of parking, also great for just so alone time.

Thank 1ClassyWoman
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is an excellent place to visit if you are truly interested in botany and landscaping. It is beautifully maintained.

Thank FamReunionShelterB2
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We traveled to Rutgers University for my sons orientation. We were looking for something to do while in the area- and we had our pet Pug with us. Pretty surroundings and worth a look for sure.

Thank Fembats1010
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Rutgers Gardens to check it out for our daughter’s wedding.She graduated from the university and she wanted a rustic wedding. Don’t be discouraged by the entrance. There was a farmers market going on when we went.The garden was beautiful....More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This place is beautiful! There are many little spots to be private and hang out in a beautiful environment. Lots of great photo pops. I have taken my kids here just to get great photos of them.

1  Thank Theresa_Jason
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a great space to walk around in with good variety of trees and a river flowing nearby. It is very charming and accessible. It’s looking beautiful these days with the spring flowers of all kinds and the fresh green leaves of spring.

Thank Maya Y
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I’ve been associated with Rutgers, both as a student and faculty member, for more years than I wish to admit, yet I had never visited the Rutgers Gardens until last year. Who knew? Who knew that such an idyllic, lovely garden could exist just a...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This place is very nice for picnics as well as social gatherings. The gardens are very well maintained by the responsible officials.

Thank kirtan777
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a really nice garden. Its small, with lots of trails. I spend at least up to an hour here with my family. There's also tons of space for dogs to run around, so be sure to bring them. Its also great to bring...More

Thank Matan O
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a beautiful place no matter when you visit. I have been going there for decades now. Great for kids and people with dogs.

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30 June 2016|
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Response from ScottH190 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that any Rutgers bus goes to the arboretum. Even if a bus dropped you at the Ryders Lane entrance to the arboretum, you would have a 10-20 minute walk into the nicest part of the arboretum. Consider taking a... More
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Response from AlmostFiftyStates | Reviewed this property |
If you simply google "Rutgers Gardens: Garden Ceremonies", the first hit will take you to a very information page that should answer all your questions. It is a GORGEOUS location for a wedding, but I have no personal... More
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