Dear EscapeMakers — Less than an hour from NYC, let Somerset County,
New Jersey add a touch of color to your spring! These May and June garden events are sure to brighten up the weekend and warm up the lingering chill. Spend a day smelling the roses, frolickingin lavender fields, exploring native orchids or touring the largest community garden in the country. All that and more awaits garden lovers of all ages in the heart of New Jersey… so plan your custom gardens getaway today at visitsomersetnj.org/garden!
Colonial Park Gardens – An accredited All-America Rose Selections (AARS)
display garden containing more than 3,000 roses and 325 varieties.The Rose Garden is part of a more extensive Arboretum called Colonial Park Gardens, which includes the Fragrance & Sensory Garden, Ornamental Grass Collection, Perennial Garden, and Shrub Collection.
Little Wigglers – May 19
Guided Tour of the Rose Garden – June 3
Rose Day Festival – June 9
Leonard J. Buck Garden – One of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States, consisting of a series of alpine and woodland
gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley.
Woodland Walks – May 6, 13, 20
Flower & Landscape Garden Photography Workshop – May 8
Focus on Ferns – June 8
Hidden Spring Lavender Farm – Lavender fields and store featuring
bouquets, buds, oil or culinary products made with 100% pure lavender
and essential oils.
Lavender Plant Sale – Weekends May 5-27
Lavender Workshop – June 22
Duke Farms – Features three gardens with one of the largest tropical displays
in the country, Arboretum with Japanese-style meditation garden,
and largest allotment-style community garden in the U.S.!
NJ Native Orchids (Recurring)
Square Foot Organic Gardening – May 5
Discovering Orchids for Kids – May 5
Community Garden Snoop Tour (Recurring)
Growing Great Jersey Tomatoes – May 14
Plant a Rainbow – May 17
Getting to Know Orchids (Recurring)
Junior Orchid Club (Recurring)
Plant a Salad Garden – June 9
Accessibility Gardening – June 19