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45th Annual Open House Festival and Wine Tasting at Rutgers Gardens


On Saturday, July 31, 2010 Rutgers Gardens will host the 45th Annual Open House Festival. The festival showcases the latest flower introductions and how they can be displayed in the garden. The day consists of tours of the Donald B Lacey Display Garden which reflects  “Now and Then in 2010”. This year’s Gardens will include the latest and greatest All American Selection hybrid winners along with tried and true plants of the bygone days. An educational Victory Garden will also be part of this year’s display.

Also included in the day’s events are Gardening  talks as well as the popular “Ask The Expert” clinic.    Other events include some of our Jersey Fresh vendors from our weekly farm market, and hands on activities for children and a Garden Market place.

Six of New Jersey's award winning wineries will attend this year's Wine Garden. Come and sample some of the best wines made from grapes grown in the Garden State. There is a fee for tasting and this includes a souvenir glass from one of the wineries in attendance.

Valid from 03/02/2010 to 08/01/2010

Spring Flower Fair at Rutgers Gardens May 6-8, 2011


Welcome to the 19th Annual Spring Flower Fair!  A Garden Plant Sale that provides you with the opportunity to purchase unique or difficult to find plants that will enhance your garden with flower, form or food that are traditionally difficult to find.  This year we have tried hard to not only increase the selection of those hard to find plants, but have tried to focus upon those plants that will provide solutions to difficult sites in your garden!  Look at our Designer's Corner for more details.
Your purchase also directly benefits the Rutgers Gardens Student Internship program, which provides hands-on educational experience for over 12 students this coming summer.  Rutgers Gardens is entirely self-supporting and your support is greatly needed and appreciated! 


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General Information - New this year

This year you will notice several new additions to the event.  First, there will be a plant sale highlights class on April 12, which will focus on the growing conditions and uses of a number of the plants that are offered. The class is free to our members, guests fee is $10.00. For more information on the class please contact Mary Ann Schrum or follow this link to register.

This year also marks the first time that a presale will be available to members.  We have found a few plants that are very difficult or typically very expensive to purchase and – as a benefit of being a Gardens Member – are offering them for sale to the members in advance of the spring sale.  The plants will be available for pick-up at the Thursday evening Preview Reception. 

For those new to gardening, or for the experts that are simply looking for a plant choice to solve a difficult problem, we have added ‘Designers Corner’!  It is a list of plants with some simple design solutions for those gardens that have design or plant challenges. 
Lastly, we will no longer request parking donations.  However, with the increased costs associated with the Internship Program, we will be directly charging tax this season.  In the past, the Gardens has simply assumed that cost, but we can no longer bare that cost for the future. 

The Spring flower Fair is organized by the Rutgers Gardens staff along with helpf rom various plant experts and many dedicated volunteers. The sale is located at the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion in the Gardens. MasterCard and Visa along with checks and cash are accepted.

Rutgers Gardens Membership Benefits

Plant Sale Highlights class Join the Director, Bruce Crawford at this class to learn about some of the plants we will have available at this year's benefit sale. Learn about the growing conditions and uses of some of our most popular plants as well as the rare and unusual. For more information on the class please contact Mary Ann Schrum or follow this link to register.

The Spring Flower Fair Preview Reception and Sale on Thursday, May 5 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm is open to all members and special guests. Avoid the weekend crowds while you have a glass of wine and be the first to select and purchase your plants. Check back soon to see what will be available.

Pre order these hard to find plants. Plants will be available for pick up on Thursday at the Preview Reception and Sale

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Rutgers Gardens Member.

Valid from 03/16/2011 to 05/09/2011

Spring Flower Fair at Rutgers Gardens


 The Flower Fair is an extensive landscape plant sale at the Rutgers Gardens.  The sale features unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and native plants; rare azaleas, rhododendrons and annual bedding and vegetable plants, all reasonably priced.  All net proceeds support the care and maintenance of the gardens collections. This year’s Spring Flower Fair will feature “Now and Then” heirloom plants from the 1930’s as well the latest and greatest for 2010.

The sale will be open to the public on:
Friday, May 7 from 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday, May 8 from 9"30 am - 4pm
Sunday, May 9 from 9:30 am - 4pm

Would you like to avoid the weekend crowds and get the chance to purchase your plants before the sale officially opens? Become a member in 2010 and then join us at the Spring Flower Fair Preview Reception and Sale Thursday, May 6th 5:30pm - 7:30 pm for Rutgers Gardens Members and invited Guests only.

Valid from 03/02/2010 to 05/10/2010

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Valid from 03/01/2010

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Valid from 03/02/2010