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Take the Kids: Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick gives families a new appreciation for natural habitats.


Courtesy of Rutgers Gardens Facebook page


With a family gardening club, weekly farmer’s market and programs that allow kids to explore 180 acres of beautifully designed gardens, Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick gives families a new appreciation for natural habitats.

Located on 112 Ryders Ln. in New Brunswick, Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining environment open to visitors 365 days a year, thanks to the support of community members and students alike.

The garden features more than 10 mini gardens to admire, movie nights, wine events and educational programs for the kiddos. Their 2018 Little Sprouts program teaches explorers ages 3-5 about plants, animals and insects living right in their own backyards. Internships are available for older students who want to get involved in helping the environment.

If you’re looking to spice up your cooking, students and community members are invited to purchase fresh produce at the Garden’s summer farmer’s market on Fridays at 11 am. Once the temperature drops, swing by the winter market for pickles, soups and seasonal produce.

There’s no entry fee, but some classes and workshops require pre-registration. For more information, visit rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu or call 732-932-8451.

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