Fall Festival

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12 pm - 4pm
112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion

fall festival


Join the Rutgers Gardens staff and volunteers at the 2013 Festival where we will celebrate the 2013 theme "Our Planet: Plant It!"


Day-long activities will include:



Pick up your passport at the Potting Shed Shop and travel around the world to hunt for plants from near and Far.

Rutgers Gardens would like to thank the East Brunswick Youth Council Environmental Committee for producing this year's scavenger hunt in the Gardens.

Meet Debbie Henry, the Children's Program Coordinator, and take part in fun, interactive and educational activities:

  • Where Does Our Food Come From?
  • Can You Guess the Tree?
  • Vegetable seed quiz, and
  • Garden crafts.
  • At 2pm Take a Tour of the Labyrinth

The festival would not be complete without these Fall events:

  • Apple Tasting - taste a variety of Apples before you purchase your favorite.
  • Pumpkin Painting - Painting pumpkins is fun for Kids of all ages (additional fee per pumpkin).
  • Pumpkin Games - Try your hand at "Pumpkin Bowling", "Pumpkin Ring Toss", and "Pumpkin Penny Pitch". Everyone gets a prize!
  • Fall is for Planting - Shop for your Mums, spring bulbs, and flowering plants.
  • Chris's Curbside Cravings- Bring a blanket and have a picnic lunch.
  • Weekly Farm Market - Come out and shop local with some of our weekly Farm Market vendor.


Tour the Labyrinth Children's Activities Pumpkin Ring Toss
labyrinth childrens program Ring Toss
Children's Activities Pumpkin Painting Pumpkin Bowling
kids programs pumpkin bowling


Come out and meet John and Jeanne Gilligan and some of their birds from A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue. A Helping Wing's goal is to educate families in the care andĀ  responsibilities of proper care of birds. Parrots are wonderful, incredible, charmingĀ  creatures with strong emotions and superior intelligence.

Helping Wing


Entrance fee is $5.00 per car, $15 for passenger vans or short buses. This is one of only 2 days a year that there is an entrance fee to come in to the Gardens. Rutgers Gardens is self supporting and it is events such as this that help to pay for the care and maintained of the grounds. If you do not wish to attend the festival, please feel free come back on one of the 363 days when the Gardens is open.