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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.

Fall 2015


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 PDFFall 2015 NJBG calendar of events.


  • December 3-6 (Thursday-Sunday), 10 am-4 pm
    Holiday Open House at Skylands Manor. The Manor will be decorated floor to ceiling for "A 1920s Holiday." It's a warm and welcoming start to the holiday season with a totally different look every year! Gift Shop and Holiday Café, too. Daytime Tours ~ 10 am to 4 pm daily. No baby strollers allowed in the Manor. Last ticket sold at 4 pm. $10/adults; $8/seniors; $5/children 6-12; under 6 free.
  • December 3-6 (Thursday-Sunday), 10 am-4 pm
    Holiday Open House - Daytime Tours. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the splendid decorations at your own pace. No baby strollers allowed in the Manor. Last ticket sold at 4 pm. $10/adults; $8/seniors; $5/children 6-12; under 6 free.
  • December 3 & 4 (Thursday-Friday), 10 am-4 pm
    Holiday Open House - Group Tours. Bring your group to enjoy this holiday delight together. Call (973) 962-9534 for details.
  • December 4 & 5 (Friday-Saturday), 6 pm-8 pm
    Evening Receptions. The Manor will be yours for a leisurely stroll with wine, light refreshments and valet parking. Reservations required. $40/members; $45/guests and non-members. Individual, senior and student members may buy 1 ticket for any evening at the special member price. Family and other member categories may buy 2 tickets at the special member price. Tickets available at (973) 962-9534; click here to purchase online.
  • December 20 (Sunday), 1 pm
    Family Winter Hike. An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels. FREE.

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. 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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