Spring is here, and the sights and smells of the season are everywhere. From the gorgeous aroma of lilacs to the bright colors of the tulips and azaleas, this time of year offers floral delight for all the senses. And if you want to enjoy the season in all its splendor, there’s no better place to visit than Rutgers Gardens, located in North Brunswick.

Open Saturdays through Thursdays at no cost to visitors, Rutgers Gardens offers a range of spaces for whatever kind of nature experience you’re looking for. If you want a colorful floral bonanza, visit the Donald B. Lacey Display Garden, filled with annuals like petunias, impatiens, zinnia, begonias, and more, along with tropicals like hibiscus. Looking for something a little bit more serene? Visit the 60-acre Frank G. Helyar Woods, offering beech, birch, maple and oak trees, springs and a stream where you can sit and connect with the quiet.

For a full sense of the offerings, visit Rutgers Gardens online — or just head to the Gardens in person and see it all for yourself.

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