Starting August 1st, the public areas of Rutgers Gardens are open Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Gardens will be closed on Mondays.
Cook's Summer Market is open every Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Special COVID-19 safety precautions are in effect.
Visitors must review and observe all rules and safety policies.
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Rutgers Gardens

Help the Gardens Grow

Rutgers Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens that does not charge an admission fee and is open 365 days a year. You are welcome to visit as often as you like to enjoy our “living museum” with its large array of gardens and plant collections. Membership funds support our day-to-day operations and expansion. You can make a difference!

About the Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens is a 180-acre botanic garden, consisting of designed gardens, plant collections, a student farm, farmers market, and natural habitats. As part of Rutgers University, Rutgers Gardens serves as a living laboratory for faculty and staff, while providing experiential and service learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.Visit the Gardens today!

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Director of Rutgers Gardens and Campus Stewardship

Dear Friends, After a very thoughtful and effective search, I am pleased to announce that we have successfully recruited the new Rutgers Gardens and Campus Stewardship Director.  Ariana Arancibia will join us to serve in this important role, effective June 14, 2021. Please join me in welcoming Ariana. Ariana grew up in East Brunswick and […]