The public areas of Rutgers Gardens are open Saturdays–Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Gardens are closed on Fridays, and open only to ticket holders during the Spring Plant Sale on May 1-2, 6-9, and 13-16.
Cook's Winter Market is open every Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 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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Spring Plant Sale Announced

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers Gardens is unable to hold its traditional Spring Flower Fair during Mother’s Day weekend. Instead, we will have an in-person plant sale over multiple weeks in May starting May 1, with timed (and FREE) tickets. [Read More…]