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Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens

2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456-1700
+1 973-962-9534
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Loved it so much getting married here!

I’m a nature lover. I follow the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in NY. I follow them on Instagram... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
NY83Wanderlust
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Staten i
via mobile
Natural Beauty at It's Best

Visited the gardens and mansion in the Fall to see the lovely foliage. Very peaceful and tranquil... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
tripslickroady
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456-1700
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I’m a nature lover. I follow the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in NY. I follow them on Instagram, which lead Instagram to suggest I follow NJBG. I’m so glad they did! Originally I wanted to get married in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Waaaay to expensive. Once we...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Visited the gardens and mansion in the Fall to see the lovely foliage. Very peaceful and tranquil. The gardens were extensive and well kept. Wonderful place to walk around and truly enjoy nature. I visit each time I go to north Jersey. Love it.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Seasonal changes in floral displays. Skylands Manor and Ringwood Manor worth seeing and touring. Just walking or hiking around the Manors is exhilarating. Beautiful area.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If your in the mood to walk around a beautiful estate and garden, you have found the spot. easy walking.

Thank Stuart R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A peaceful,diverse, collection of flora, with seasonal accents, many paths through formal collections as well a streams and swamps. Set in the Ramapo Mountains, with easy access to the NY/NJ metro area, but worlds away. Bears about, so follow bear protocols!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wedding was terrible. Clueless staff. Stealing money from my nephew's room. Didn't have my reservation nor my children's reservation. Even though the rooms were paid for. Wedding planner rude and worn out. Staff poorly trained. They need new blood. Could have been charming, but most...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to visit in spring, summer, and fall. The sprawling grounds contain formal gardens of annuals and perennials, an area of gardens integrated with the natural environment, interesting stone buildings (including Skyland Manor with its own garden...More

Thank ddaborn
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

What a great location. The grounds are well kept with a variety of gardens. The annual was our favorite, but the Magnolia Walk and the Summer Garden are both a very close second. The garden ornaments add to helps accent the plantings. As lovely as...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon capped by an evening concert on the lawn on this well-thought-out landscape. We learned that volunteers work with small staff to maintain the separate garden environments and they do a really good job. We explored the grounds, armed with the...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful gardens which are immaculately maintained and colors are gorgeous.It is well worth a trip if you are in the area.

Thank rzamenhof
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joycesnipp
27 July 2016|
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Response from howieassa | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can only get there by bus out of Grand Central in NYC or by car. Directions by car are simple coming off the G.W.Bridge you would take Rte 4w to Rte 208 to 287S to exit 55 make a right off the exit at... More
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PKBUNU
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Response from Madeleine T | Reviewed this property |
Since I was there during the summertime, I would have to guess. The foliage is quite lovely at this time in most areas…so I would imagine it should be as beautiful in Skylands…and along the way until you reach it. It is a... More
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Response from smitty60 | Reviewed this property |
The fees listed above are for tours of the ground floor of the manor house on Sundays. Also, if you find yourself in Ringwood (my hometown) during the week, parking is free and you can roam the NJ State Botanical Gardens... More
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