Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining operation that relies on public support. We are one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.

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 official 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.

Kids at Rutgers Gardens

Gazebo at Rutgers Gardens

Trees at Rutgers Gardens

Wedding reception at Rutgers Gardens

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

Special Events

Spring Flower Fair
Open House
Gardens Party
Fall Festival
Farmers Market

Educational Programs

Public Garden Management Internship Program
Family and Youth Programs
Garden Series Classes
Volunteer Program

Free interactive Rutgers Gardens app available for Apple or Android!

112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901