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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 and late season blooms, and escape reality for a while at our breathtaking rock or rose gardens, or at one of our arboretums.


Duke Farms

Updated October 2020Duke Farms trails remain open for the season, however the orientation center, cafe and orchid range are now closed. Current hours are Monday-Saturday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  See hours of operation and all other Covid-19 info here. Restrooms are available however masks are required. The tram is not running at this time. More information

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Updated June 10, 2020 – Somerset County’s renowned rock garden, the Leonard J. Buck Garden is currently open to the public. Current Hours and What’s In Bloom.



Van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park

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

Updated June 13, 2020 – Peony’s Envy display gardens and U-Pick peonies have closed to the public for the season. Please visit their website for seed and plant sales as well as peony gift items and year-round workshops.

Peony’s Envy Cut Flower Fields opened on Wednesday, May 27 to the public for U-Pick Peonies. 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)

Peony’s Envy Nursery and Display Gardens reopened to the public through the second Sunday in June. Admission is $10 per person, including children. Plants and products available for purchase via cash or credit card.

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


While you’re here…

Taste the flavors of Somerset County.

Find the perfect spot to savor the moment with 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 back to safe and comfortable accommodations to suit every travel style and budget. Explore reopened 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!