There’s no better way to enjoy spring than by surrounding yourself, and friends, with flowers and plant life at some of the best botanical gardens in our region. To get you started, here are a few gardens to check out that are within one hour of Vantage Collection.
Van Vleck House & Garden
Where: 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ
Nestled in a quiet residential area, Van Vleck House and Garden is a hidden gem that’s worth a visit. The garden features over 5 acres of formal gardens, walking paths, and a greenhouse filled with exotic plants. Visitors can stroll through the gardens, enjoy the serene atmosphere, and admire the beautiful flowers and foliage. The historic house, which is open for tours, is also worth a visit. Learn more about Van Vleck House & Garden.
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Where: 2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ
The New Jersey Botanical Garden is a must-visit destination for garden lovers. Spread over 96 acres, the garden features a variety of formal and informal gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Visitors can explore the different gardens, including the Azalea Garden, the Crabapple Vista, and the Perennial Garden. The garden is also home to the Skylands Manor, a beautiful mansion that’s open for tours. Learn more about New Jersey Botanical Garden.
NYC Botanical Garden
Where: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
The NYC Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Featuring over 50 acres of diverse landscapes, including a native forest, a rose garden, a Japanese garden, and a rock garden. Visitors can explore the different gardens, attend special exhibitions, and take part in educational programs. Be sure to check out Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a stunning glasshouse that’s filled with tropical plants and seasonal exhibitions. Learn more about NYC Botanical Garden.