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NJBG Events

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are gratefully accepted. For events that require reservations, or for questions, please call the NJBG office at (973) 962-9534.

All events begin or take place at the Carriage House Visitor Center unless otherwise specified.

State Park Parking Fee: On summer Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, there is a State Park parking fee of $5 for New Jersey-registered vehicles and $7 for non-New Jersey-registered vehicles. Oversized vehicles (vehicles that occupy more than one normal parking space, including vehicles with trailers, RVs, etc.) are charged double the normal rate. At all other times, parking is free.

Skylands is a carry-in, carry-out State Park facility. Please carry your trash and litter back out with you and dispose of it properly.

Remember, no pets, picnics, alcohol, balls, frisbees, nor lawn games are permitted in the Botanical Garden.

Summer 2016


Free Guided Garden Tours - Sundays, 2 p.m., May through October. Steady rain cancels. Meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center and wear comfortable shoes.

Download the entire Adobe Acrobat PDFSummer 2016 NJBG calendar of events.


  • August 5 (Friday), 6:30 pm
    Concert: Rave On! Classics from the legends of early rock 'n roll -- great tunes, great memories! Bring a lawn chair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. (Visit http://raveonband.com). $5 donation requested.
    Sponsored by Coachworks.
  • August 7 (Sunday), 11 am-3 pm
    Skylands Manor Tours. NJBG volunteer docents lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor. Fee: $7 adults; $5 seniors and students ages 13-18; $3 ages 6-12; free under 6.
  • August 13 (Saturday), 11 am-4 pm
    Summer Craft Fair. Tons of fun for the whole family! Lots of booths with beautiful crafts, including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, art, kids' stuff, and all kinds of unusual goodies. Lots of great food and drink, too! Free admission to Craft Fair & Garden; like all weekend events, summer parking fees apply.
  • August 14 (Sunday), 12 noon-3 pm
    Audubon Butterfly Festival. Join us for a celebration of NJBG's beautiful flying jewels! Guided Butterfly Walks all afternoon, information on starting your own butterfly garden, and more! Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels. Free.
    Presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society.
  • August 19 (Friday), 6:30 pm
    Concert: Loretta Hagen. A rising folk music star, her lilting sound will charm you. Bring a lawn chair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. (www.lorettahagen.com). $5 donation requested.
    Sponsored by American Wear.
  • August 21 (Sunday)
    Family Woodland Hike. Cancelled.
  • August 21 (Sunday), 1:30 pm
    Sunday Gardening. Weekend garden volunteers meet on the third Sunday each month for a convival gardening session in the Gardens. Meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center, bring gloves if you have them and dress to garden. Rain cancels.

Come visit often for a constantly-changing display of color and bloom sure to cheer your heart. The Botanical Garden is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm Garden admission is always free. $5 per New Jersey-registered car parking fee on summer weekends and holidays (weekends, Memorial Day to Labor Day), $7 for out-of-state registered cars. Oversized vehicles (including trailers and RVs) pay double. Weekday parking is free.

...are offered on Sunday afternoons, March through November. Knowledgeable docents will introduce you to the architecture and history of beautiful Skylands Manor. Adults: $7; Seniors: $5; Students 13-18: $5; Children 6-12: $3; Under 6: Free. Please check the calendar for exact dates and times.

Sunday afternoons from 12 noon-4 pm, April through December (weather permitting). Great gift ideas, shirts, books, garden supplies, and children's items. Credit cards accepted.

Always a pleasure on the Garden's many safe and beautiful hiking & biking trails.

Our easy, child-friendly walks one Sunday afternoon each month are a great way to explore nature. Free.

NJBG volunteers help maintain the gardens, give tours, and offer many other public services. To volunteer, inquire at the office or call (973) 962-9534. We'd love to have you!

Pets, picnics, alcohol, balls, frisbees, and lawn games are prohibited from the Botanical Garden. Skylands is a carry-in, carry-out State Park facility. Please carry your trash and litter back out with you and dispose of it properly.

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