Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills

#97 of 281 in Parks in New Jersey
The Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States. Begun in the late 1930's, the garden has reached a breathtaking point of maturity. It consists of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley. Named for Mr. Leonard J. Buck, who developed the garden as part of his estate, it was donated to the Somerset County Park Commission by Mrs. Helen Buck in 1976.
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  • This is a lovely Garden with short winding trails, all an easy walk, with lovely sections of the garden featuring small ponds, bridges, rock gardens, etc.  more »
  • This is an amazing garden. Be prepared to spend an hour or two for a causal walk. The gardens are impeccably kept, with labeled specimens. All season appeal. Very friendly and helpful staff. Donations...  more »
  • This was such an unexpected gem to find! Very beautiful, the grounds are really well kept. We took a short walk around the water, but it looked like there were longer trails. The plants are labeled. We really loved it. They suggest a donation of $6.00, but no pressure.
  • Beautiful place to go and relax as you walk the many trails. Lovely any time of year. The diversity of their plants is amazing. THE place to go to view outstanding rock gardens! They also offer great workshops and events.

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