Help The Gardens To Grow

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Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining operation and relies on your support for its continued growth.  All the funds necessary for maintaining the gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries, and providing public programs are raised through facility rentals, special events, membership dues and donations from our generous supporters.  We are one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.




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Gifts from our many friends and income from endowments established by generous donors, provides over 70% of the Gardens operating budget.  Your support will help us to safeguard the Garden's rich history by preserving and expanding the existing ares of the Gardens, maintaining our natural areas, as well as develop educational programs for children and adults.

Ways to Help the Gardens to Grow


With your support, Rutgers Gardens is able to fulfill our mission to promote and provide accurate information about the art of horticulture with an emphasis upon the relationship between plants, human health and nutrition in the designed, as well as in the natural landscape.