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NJ Botanical Gardens and Skyland Manor

My family and I have been to the New Jersey Botanical Gardens several times and we toured Skyland once. These gardens are entirely different in the spring and summer. It's been a great place to get ideas for my flower designs.

NJ Botanical Garden in Spring

This past spring, we went to the NJ Botanical Garden during Lilac Weekend which is the first week in May which also happened to be Mother's Day weekend. They have an entire section with lilac bushes of many different types.

This couple is enjoying one of the beautiful lilac bushes.

Couple by Lilac Bushes

Here are two varieties of lilacs.

Striped Lilacs White Lilacs

Besides the lilacs, there were many beautiful azalea bushes. Much to our surprise, we saw the first tiger swallowtail butterfly landing on one of the azalea bushes. My son and I both ran down the hill to photograph it. Luckily we didn't trip and, of course, the important thing was that we got the shot.

Azalea Bushes

Here are some other flowers that we found at Skyland in the spring.

Azaleas
Azalea
Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons
Daffodils
Daffodils
Dogwood
Dogwood
Lilies of the Valley
Lilies of the Valley
Pansies
Pansies
Primroses
Primroses
Iris
Irises
Wisteria
Wisteria

NJ Botanical Garden in Summer

Skyland is totally different in summer. All the flowering trees and bushes and now just green but all the summer flowers are out. There are benches for people to sit and enjoy the flowers and open grassy areas where people like to picnic.

The flowers in the Annual Garden change from season to season and year to year.

Annual Garden

One of the attractions of the NJ Botanical Garden is Skyland Manor which is open for tours in the summers for an extra fee. It is also available for weddings. While we were taking our tour, a girl taking the tour had booked a wedding asking the guide about where various parts of her wedding would take place. This is one of view of Skyland Manor.

Skyland Manor

On the east side of the manor house begins the Terrace Garden which is a series of five terraces. Here are some photos of these terraces.

Fountain

Reflecting Pool

Terrace Fountain

Swan Statue

While we were there, we saw a beauty queen having a photo shoot. The Skyland Gardens make a beautiful background for photographs.

Beauty Queen

Some flowers in the summer Skyland Garden

Clematis
Clematis
Water Lily
Water Lilies
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush
Petunia
Petunias
Lantanas
Lantanas
Dianthus
Dianthus
Phlox
Phlox
Rose
Roses
Black Eyed Susan
Black Eyed Susans
Torch Flowers
Torch Flowers
Canna
Canna
Geraniums
Geraniums
Marigolds
Marigolds
Zinnias
Zinnias
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