Photo Courtesy of New Jersey Botanical Garden
Visiting the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands
The New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands consists of 96 acres of containing 13 designed gardens, surrounded by 1,000 acres of beautiful woodlands.
Special Features of the New Jersey Botanical Garden
- Annual Garden, a seasonally-changing display.
- Perennial Border, in bloom from April through October.
- Crab Apple Allée, a half-mile display.
- Hosta/Rhododendron Garden, with more than 200 varieties.
- Moraine Garden, with heather, sedums, gentians, dwarf conifers, and other plants growing in this rocky habitat.
- Wildflower Garden, with woodland trails, stepping-stone bridges and a bog pond.
- Lilac Garden, featuring hundreds of varieties.
- Peony Garden, surrounded by Deutzia, Weigela, Kolkwitzia and Mock Orange.
- Summer Garden, with a collection of daylilies and summer annuals.
- Azalea Garden, a reflecting pool surrounded azaleas.
- Magnolia Walk, an allee of Sweet Bay Magnolia with viburnums, honeysuckles and more.
- Octagonal Garden, and octagonal pool surrounding by a rock garden.
- Winter Garden, featuring New Jersey’s largest Jeffrey Pine and other conifers.
Tips for Visiting the New Jersey Botanical Garden
Guided tours are available by reservation. Check the website for details.
- Individuals with sturdy wheelchairs should be able to access many of the specialty gardens, with are set within lawns. However, woodland trails and paths are often rocky and uneven.
- For kids ages 8 to 12, Skylands offers a nature “Scavenger Hunt” and a Solar System Walk.
1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood State Park, Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456