NJBG frequently hosts tours of the gardens and the Manor House. Most of the tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. In addition, NJBG offers the opportunity for schools and other groups to arrange a tour of either the Manor or garden or both.
Pump House RestorationBuilt in the late 1800’s, the charming Pump House is the first building you see when entering the park. It has long needed repair, with many missing shingles and large holes in its roof. Unfortunately, the State does not currently have the means or funds to do the work, so NJBG has taken on the project.
Volunteer OpportunitiesOur volunteers are central to the New Jersey Botanical Garden.
They volunteer their time, energy, and share their skills and talents with others in furtherance of our mission to stimulate a greater appreciation between gardens and people.
Additionally, our volunteers enjoy working with others with similar interests, forming new friendships, and learning new things in a beautiful environment.
The New Jersey Botanical Gardens includes 96 acres of gardens surrounded by 1000 acres of woodlands. Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you.
NJBG relies on public contributions to preserve and enhance the gardens as well as repair and renovate the historically designated Carriage House. Memorial trees and benches are one way to do this. You can also contribute through this website or use Amazon Smile.
It’s easy to join NJBG or renew your membership — or a gift membership — online, by phone or by mail. Some of the benefits of your NJBG membership include discounts at participating nurseries, garden centers, and our Gift Shop as well as guest passes for our Manor Tours.
Using a drone, one of our members shot footage of the New Jersey Botanical Gardens (including the Manor) at different times of the year. You can view for yourself the beauty of NJBG not only in the summer but also in the winter.
A number of our volunteers have spent hours using GIS technology to map out the location of each plant in some of our gardens. With the use of your mobile phone, you will be able to view where you are on a map of a garden and identify the plants you are viewing.
The New Jersey State Botanical Garden has tons of fun for young people, too, with tours designed especially for children ages 8-12.
Scavenger Huntall ages!Our fanciful list includes architecture, flora and fauna. We'll walk you past every item on the list, but YOU have to find it!
NJBG is currently open from 8am to 8pm. Officers will be available to assist with directing visitors at that time. Admission to the Botanical Garden itself is always free, however during summer … [Read More...] about Hours & Admission
On summer Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, there is a State parking fee (cash only) of $5 for New Jersey-registered vehicles and $7 for non-New … [Read More...] about Parking & Accessibility
Via I-287 (North or South) Follow I-287 North or South and exit at Exit 57.After exiting, turn left from I-287 North, or right from I-287 South, following signs for Skyline Drive.Take Skyline … [Read More...] about Directions