Visit the Roses of Somerset County

Dear EscapeMakers — Less than an hour from NYC in Somerset County, New Jersey, Colonial Park Gardens is the place to be on June 9th!

Their annual Rose Day Festival celebrates one of the first signs of summer. Roses in Bloom! In the heart of the park, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of roses of many varieties, with both modern and historic significance. Stroll through the gardens, enjoying music and live entertainment, meet local artisans and indulge in some great food!

Leonard J. Buck Garden – One of the premier rock gardens in the eastern U.S., consisting of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley. Focus on Ferns – June 8

Peony’s Envy
Final Friday Night Picnic – 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 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.!

Community Garden Snoop Tour (Recurring)
Getting to Know Orchids (Recurring)
Junior Orchid Club (Recurring)
Plant a Salad Garden – June 9
Getting to Know Orchids: An introduction – June 14
NJ Native Orchids (Recurring) June 16
Accessibility Gardening – June 19

Learn more about Somerset County’s gardens
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