When I was little, I did things by myself. My version of playing outside did not include plastic sports toys, sprinklers, or even other children for that matter. It did include myself, a hunting knife, and copious amounts of plants and trees. So naturally, when a good friend of mine mentioned the Rutgers Gardens as an option on a lazy Saturday in New Brunswick I said “sure” not really knowing what to expect.
Although I’m fairly new to the New Brunswick area and Rutgers in general, the Gardens has never been mentioned to me before, which leads me to believe it is severely underrated. Some part of me wants to be selfish and keep this wonderland a secret but if you are also into nature, flowers, bugs, or just being outside in general, here’s a great place to spend a few hours and completely lose yourself.