Education & Camps

For Adults:

Visit NOFA-NJ for Beginning Farmer, Gardener and Consumer Classes

Rutgers Gardens Intern & Gardener Education Classes

For Children:

Rutgers 2014 Exploration Camp


Camp video
Is your child interested in exploring our natural world, its flora and fauna and growing food? If so, let them join us this summer at our week long day camp! This fun outdoor program offers children a wide variety of activities that take advantage of the expertise and the many facilities throughout Rutgers Gardens, including vegetable and flower gardens, a bamboo grove, streams and ponds, hiking trails and rolling lawns.
Program topics:

  • Gardening for the Senses
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Everything water
  • Forest community
  • Plant Science
raingarden magnolia lecture

Activities will include:

  • Explorations through planned gardens and natural habitats
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on activities to allow learning by observation
  • Fun projects, games and activities to further explore topics

Registration information:

Ages: Children ages 9 -13

2014 General camp information
2014 Registration and health information

Payment may be made on line at our secure site
Please be sure to also mail or fax the registration and health information to:
Registration Information

Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Fax 732-932-7060

For more information please contact Debbie Henry.

More Rutgers Gardens Family and Children’s Programs

Family Garden Club

Registration open now!

Our Family Garden Club provides gardening workshops on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. These workshops are a great opportunity for children to learn the skills necessary to grow their own vegetables, as well as develop a connection with nature and an appreciation of healthy foods. This year the Club will meet on April 5, May 3, June 7, and June 21.

Group Exploration Programs

Bring your student, scout or youth group to the Gardens, where they can explore our 180 acres of designed gardens and natural habitats. These guided programs enable school-aged children to make their own discoveries about our natural world. Programs are available Monday through Friday during the months of April through November. Our standard, 1.5-hour program includes a tour of selected areas of the Gardens and your choice of activity or educational focus.

For more information on any of these programs please contact:Debbie Henry, Children’s Program Coordinator