New Jersey State Botanical Garden: Happy Birthday!

IMG_7504Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T!

35 years!»

Governor Tom Keane designated the NJBG as the Garden State’s official garden on this date in 1985.

IMG_7516The gardens are open to the public every day of the year and are on 96 acres in the Ramapo Mountains. They are maintained by the non-profit Skylands Association.IMG_7507In the 1920s-50s, Skylands was owned by Clarence Lewis. Lewis was a wealthy investment banker who was also a trustee of the New York Botanical Garden. He collected plants and employed 60 gardeners to work his estate.IMG_7513

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Location: 2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Designation: State Park

Date designated or established: 1966

Date of my visit: May 21, 2020

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