Rutgers Gardens is used to teach many college-level classes and provide places, materials, and experiences for students and instructors to enhance course curricula. For example, materials grown at the Gardens are used in laboratory exercises and other hands-on course units, students take field trips to Rutgers Gardens, the Cook’s Market is used to sell produce that students have grown in classes and as part of internships, and large groups of students volunteer or intern at the Gardens each year. We welcome all students, from Rutgers and beyond, to use our gardens, trails, and forest for personal recreation and visits.
Class visits to Rutgers Gardens are free but should be booked in advance, by submitting the Group Visitation Form, to ensure full access.
Contact Nancy Herbert for booking guided tours of Rutgers Gardens.
Contact Clayton Leadbetter for requesting course materials from living collections.
Contact Bruce Crawford for guest lectures from garden staff in Rutgers courses.
Contact Debbie Henry for general education questions.
All class visits should register ahead of time with Rutgers Gardens (see above).
All students must follow the Garden Etiquette and Rules guidelines.
Any research projects performed in the gardens need to be approved ahead of time by Bruce Crawford, the Garden Director.