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Smell the Flowers

Duke Farms Japanese-style Garden

We don’t know about you, but we could really go for a bit of wandering around a secret garden after the year we’ve had! Lucky for our residents and visitors, Somerset County has several unique and often little-known garden experiences to explore for throughout the seasons. Take a stroll among the leaves at one of our arboretums, peek late season blooms in our rose or ornamental gardens, or escape reality for a while in our snow-covered rock garden.


Duke Farms

Updated March 2021 – Duke Farms trails remain open for the season, however buildings and orchid range are now closed. Current hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Beginning April 1, Duke Farms will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM. On Saturdays, guests will need to reserve a parking pass. See the most current hours of operation and all other Covid-19 info here. Restrooms are available however masks are required. More information

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Somerset County’s renowned rock garden, the Leonard J. Buck Garden is currently open to the public for exploration. Current Hours and What’s In Bloom.



Van der Goot Rose Garden

Update June 9, 2020 – Somerset County’s renowned Van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Hours is open to the public. Current hours and What’s In Bloom.



Peony’s Envy

Peony’s Envy Nursery and Display Gardens will reopen to the public in March for a complimentary daffodil walk and will reopen in open in May and June for peony viewing. Admission to the peony gardens is $10 per person, including children. Plants and products are available for purchase at the gardens via cash or credit card.

Be sure to see the Peony’s Envy Bloom Timeline Chart for details on what is in bloom.

Peony’s Envy Cut Flower Fields will open to the public for U-Pick Peonies in May. Please note that the location for the cut flower fields is separate from Peony’s Envy Nursery and Display Gardens and they are only open on select dates in late May and early June. The cut flower fields are located at English Farm in Liberty Corner (Basking Ridge), New Jersey. (3625 Valley Road, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938)


While you’re here…

Taste the flavors of Somerset County.

Find the perfect spot to savor the moment with friend or family at one of these fine Somerset County eateries.


Relax in unique accommodations.

From luxurious country inns to contemporary hotels, Somerset County is ready to welcome you and your loved ones back to safe and comfortable accommodations that suit every travel style and budget. Explore our hotels.


Before you go…Destination Guide

Take a look at our Destination Guide for some complimentary activities to make your Somerset County garden adventure a true getaway!