Education & Camps

For Adults:

Visit NOFA-NJ for Beginning Farmer, Gardener and Consumer Classes

Rutgers Gardens Intern & Gardener Education Classes

For Children:

Rutgers 2015 Exploration Camp


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Bring your student, scout or youth group to the Gardens, where they can explore our 180 acres of designed gardens and natural habitats. These guided programs enable school-aged children to make their own discoveries about our natural world.

Programs are available Monday through Friday during the months of April through November. Our standard 1.5 hour program includes a tour of selected areas of the Gardens and your choice of activity or educational topic. Have more time? Let us customize a program for you.

Areas to Explore:

Popular Educational Topics:


  • Vegetable Garden
  • Flower Gardens
  • Rain Garden
  • Tree collections
  • Bamboo Grove
  • Woodlands
  • Meadow Labyrinth
  • Frog Pond
  • Forest (mixed woodlands and pine forest)
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Gardening for the Senses
  • Plant Diversity
  • Forest Community
  • What is a Garden? 
  • Healthy Eating
  • Plant Life Cycle
  • Garden Friends & Foes


  • Tree scramble/climbing
  • Veggie tasting
  • Natural material collecting
  • Story Time
  • Veggie Garden Tending
  • Forest Hike
  • Scavenger Hunt




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Activities will include:

  • Explorations through planned gardens and natural habitats
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on activities to allow learning by observation
  • Fun projects, games and activities to further explore topics

2015 General camp information
2015 Registration and information

Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Fax 732-932-7060For more information please contact Debbie Henry.

For more information on any of these programs please contact:Debbie Henry, Children’s Program Coordinator