September 19, 2014 | Number of The Day
Number of public gardens and arboreta in New Jersey

Autumn officially begins this weekend, and one way to enjoy the cooling weather is to visit one of New Jersey’s 60 public gardens and arboreta, located in 15 counties.

New Jersey has a rich and varied history of public gardens that include former estates of the wealthy such as Duke Farms and Willowwood Arboretum, public parks like Branch Brook in Newark, university settings like Rutgers and Princeton, botanical gardens such as Skylands, as well as specialties such as a Shakespeare Garden, butterfly gardens, and wildflower trails. A list is available online.