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NJBG Events

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are gratefully accepted. For events that require reservations, or for questions, please call the NJBG office at (973) 962-9534.

All events begin or take place at the Carriage House Visitor Center unless otherwise specified.

State Park Parking Fee: On summer Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, there is a State Park parking fee of $5 for New Jersey-registered vehicles and $7 for non-New Jersey-registered vehicles. Oversized vehicles (vehicles that occupy more than one normal parking space, including vehicles with trailers, RVs, etc.) are charged double the normal rate. At all other times, parking is free.

Skylands is a carry-in, carry-out State Park facility. Please carry your trash and litter back out with you and dispose of it properly.

Remember, no pets, picnics, alcohol, balls, frisbees, nor lawn games are permitted in the Botanical Garden.


Spring 2018

** DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE **

Free Guided Garden Tours - Sundays, 2 p.m., May through October. Steady rain cancels. Meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center and wear comfortable shoes.

Download the entire Adobe Acrobat PDFSpring 2018 NJBG calendar of events.

July

  • July 6 (Friday), 6:30 pm
    Concert: Richard Reiter Swing Band. One of New Jersey's most popular swing combos kicks off summer with familiar standards from the swing era and the best of classic rock. Bring a lawn chair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. (Visit the Richard Reiter Swing Band website [opens in new window].) $5 donation requested.
    Sponsored by TD Bank.
  • July 8 (Sunday), 11 am-3 pm
    Skylands Manor Tours. NJBG volunteer docents lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor. Fee: $7 adults; $5 seniors and students ages 13-18; $3 ages 6-12; free under 6.
  • July 8 (Sunday), 1 pm
    Audubon: Butterfly Walk. Join the Bergen County Audubon Society as we walk the gardens and fields looking for the many butterflies that visit NJBG. We'll identify the butterflies and discuss the host plants and nectar sources crucial for their survival. Rain cancels. Free.
  • July 15 (Sunday), 1 pm
    Family Woodland Hike. An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands where you'll learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels. Free.
  • July 20 (Friday), 6:30 pm
    Concert: The Guthrie Brothers. The Simon & Garfunkel and Everly Brothers songbooks, and original harmony-driven music. Bring a lawn chair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. (Visit the Guthrie Brothers website [opens in new window].) $5 donation requested.
    Sponsored by the Gina Auriemma.

August

  • August 3 (Friday), 6:30 pm
    Concert: Rave On! Classics from the legends of early rock 'n roll -- great tunes, great memories! Bring a lawn chair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. (Visit the Rave On! website [opens in new window].) $5 donation requested.
    Sponsored by M&T Bank.
  • August 5 (Sunday), 11 am-3 pm
    Skylands Manor Tours. NJBG volunteer docents lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor. Fee: $7 adults; $5 seniors and students ages 13-18; $3 ages 6-12; free under 6.
  • August 12 (Sunday), 1 pm
    Audubon: Butterfly Walk. Join the Bergen County Audubon Society as we walk the gardens and fields looking for the many butterflies that visit NJBG. We'll identify the butterflies and discuss the host plants and nectar sources crucial for their survival. Rain cancels. Free.
  • August 17 (Friday), 6:30 pm
    Concert: From Opera to Broadway. Soprano Justyna Giermola and baritone James Michael offer an evening of Opera arias and Broadway show tunes, everything from Mozart to Gershwin. Bring a lawnchair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. $5 donation requested.
    Sponsored by American Wear.
  • August 19 (Sunday), 1 pm
    Family Woodland Hike. An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands where you'll learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels. Free.

YOUR GARDEN
Come visit often for a constantly-changing display of color and bloom sure to cheer your heart. The Botanical Garden is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm Garden admission is always free. $5 per New Jersey-registered car parking fee on summer weekends and holidays (weekends, Memorial Day to Labor Day), $7 for out-of-state registered cars. Oversized vehicles (including trailers and RVs) pay double. Weekday parking is free.

MANOR TOURS
...are offered on Sunday afternoons, March through November. Knowledgeable docents will introduce you to the architecture and history of beautiful Skylands Manor. Adults: $7; Seniors: $5; Students 13-18: $5; Children 6-12: $3; Under 6: Free. Please check the calendar for exact dates and times.

GIFT SHOP
Sunday afternoons from 12 noon-4 pm, April through December (weather permitting). Great gift ideas, shirts, books, garden supplies, and children's items. Credit cards accepted.

HIKE & BIKE
Always a pleasure on the Garden's many safe and beautiful hiking & biking trails.

FAMILY WOODLAND WALK
Our easy, child-friendly walks one Sunday afternoon each month are a great way to explore nature. Free.

VOLUNTEER IN THE GARDEN
NJBG volunteers help maintain the gardens, give tours, and offer many other public services. To volunteer, inquire at the office or call (973) 962-9534. We'd love to have you!

PLEASE REMEMBER...
Pets, picnics, alcohol, balls, frisbees, and lawn games are prohibited from the Botanical Garden. Skylands is a carry-in, carry-out State Park facility. Please carry your trash and litter back out with you and dispose of it properly.

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