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Leonard J. Buck Garden

11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536
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Stunning and Mesmerizing

This 33 acre lush green public garden operated by the Somerset County Park Commission is awesome... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Somerset, New Jersey
Peaceful and beautiful place hidden in New Jersey

I visited this place during my morning off of my business trip and I'm glad I did. It is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Taipei, Taiwan
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11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This 33 acre lush green public garden operated by the Somerset County Park Commission is awesome. It is a very nicely maintained space with well - watered expanses of lush green grass, bridges, ponds, little waterfalls, clean hiking paths, and tons and tons of flowers...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this place during my morning off of my business trip and I'm glad I did. It is a lovely and peaceful place, great for those who love nature photography or just enjoy sitting on a bench and spend some time reading or starring...More

Thank jwu5
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This park is just beautiful. Paths to hike, accessible for all ages, and every where you look is another beautiful view.

Thank JCB525
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited on a beautiful fall day, most of the trees still had their leaves and it made for a nice backdrop for taking photos. We spent about an hour and a half walking the trails taking pics and resting on the many benches. We...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The park is gorgeous and well maintained. Unfortunately you hear the noise from a nearby highway, which is the only reason I am not giving it five stars. :)

Thank ChadR135
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Nice gardens and paths for walking or just sitting on one of the benches relaxing and taking in the fresh air. All of the flowers are perennials. There’s a rock garden, plants that attract butterflies, bird feeders that attract a variety of birds. There’s also...More

Thank P F B
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The dynamics of Buck Gardens is ever changing during different times of the year My wife & I went in June. Spring flowers were declining and summer growth was beginning to appear. The ponds and streams are beautiful. There are trails that change your views...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Giverney of New Jersey - great for families or a solo meditative stroll with Mother Nature - gardens are pristine and well marke. Check schedule for plant sales and interesting lectures. Only bummer is that NO pets are allowed !

Thank deborah265
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A very small but world class rock gardens, can get a bit crowded on weekends with noisy children running around, mid week is a much better Spencerian, Lot of benches along the trails to sit back and enjoy the view.

Thank bert f
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and friends went there after a wedding ceremony, we had visited it before..Just well kept, gorgeous place to see and take photos, the staff and grounds keepers are very nice and helpful..

Thank Gregory T
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9 April 2017|
Response from jwu5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's in New Jersey, 11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931. Depending on where you are staying you can take an Uber or ask your hotel if they have a shuttle service there (that's how I got there the first time)
16 November 2016|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
A slow walk-through of the main trail can be done in an hour or so. If you want to sit and admire the view, or try the secondary paths you can spend another hour or more. However, there is not much to see this time of year... More