NJ Botanical Gardens:
Ringwood, NJ 16 Aug
We had a really enjoyable, tranquil visit to the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. Located in Ringwood, NJ by the Skyland Manor, NJ Botanical Garden is a nice relaxing garden. It is quiet. It is also free. At this time of year there were nice annual and perennial flowers in bloom and there were gardeners working all over.
When we arrived at the Carriage House Visitors Center, very friendly volunteers greeted us. They gave my little son a scavenger hunt page of things to find in the garden. It made a regular garden visit into an exciting activity.
The Botanical Garden is located within the same area as Shepherd’s Lake and practically across the street from Ringwood State Park and Ringwood Manor.
2 Morris Road
Ringwood, N.J. 07456
8 a.m. -8 p.m.
On summer Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, there is a State parking fee of $5 for New Jersey-registered vehicles and $7 for non-New Jersey-registered vehicles. At all other times, parking is free.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour 50 minutes
Monsey: 25 minutes