Located  just east of U.S. Route 1 on Ryders Lane in New Brunswick, New Jersey, this garden dates back to 1927. Collections include the Donald B. Lacey Display Garden, a Shrub Collection, a Shade Tree Collection, a Rhododendrons and Azalea Garden, The Roy H. De Boer Evergreen Garden, The Ella Quimby Water Conservation Terrace Gardens, The Gardens for Sun & Shade, The Ornamental Tree Collection and a Bamboo Forest.

According to their website, "Rutgers Gardens is a self sustaining operation and relies on your support for maintaining the Gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries, and providing public programs are raised through facility rental fees, special events, membership dues and donations from our generous supporters.  We are one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year."

Rutgers Gardens
Cook College
Rutgers University
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This is a garden that ranges from older collections of woody plant materials to newer beds and borders. As noted above, it relies on volunteers for maintenance and upkeep. They do a good job but, like most such efforts, they could use more funds.

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