There is a wonderful hidden treasure located right here in Central NJ on the Cook College Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. It is the Rutgers Gardens, a beautifully maintained 50 acres of wonderful gardens. It was established in the 1930's as an outdoor classroom for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and has continued to expand ever since.
The gardens are open to the public from 8:30 AM til dusk year round and it is just a beautiful place that I highly recommend to any garden enthusiast or just anyone who wants to stroll around in a beautiful setting. The gardens are free to the public but do offer guided tours at nominal cost.
I did not know about these gardens myself until a couple of weeks ago when Mark told me about them. (How could he keep such a secret!) I am so glad I know about them now and I plan to go back often. They promise to be beautiful all year round from what I could see on my brief visit there.
This is a shot of a little gift shop called "The Potting Shed" which is located at the gardens. I didn't have the chance to go in and I'm not even sure it was open when I was there on Election day. We went there to pick up Russell in order to take him to vote with us. While waiting for him to get out of class we took a quick ride through and strolled around near the gift shop. It was a rainy day and we didn't have a lot of time to explore as much as I would have liked so I will definitely have to go back soon to have a better look around. I think I might go back this weekend...weather permitting.
For more information visit their website here.
To see a much larger version go here.
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Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.