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Whether you want to get close to nature, learn about soil and seeds, take pictures of orchids or even start your very own garden, we’ve found some fun ideas for you. Explore indoor & outdoor flower and garden exhibits throughout the New Jersey area. Tiptoe through the tulips, hike through the wetlands & woods or walk through beautiful gardens. You can also read all about Cherry Blossoms in NJ

Macy’s Flower Show 2023

Mar 26 - April 10, 2023. FREE and open to public during store hours at Macy’s Herald Square, 34th Street in New York City. This year’s Macy's Flower Show features the House of Dior, celebrating the beauty of flowers and fragrance. Dior is bringing flowers to life with thousands of beautiful blooms displayed inside Macy's. The featured flowers come from all over the World. Local New York State flower growers are well represented. FREE guided tours offered every 20 minutes until 1pm, first come first serve at W. 35th Street & Broadway entrance. The tour guides will explain the history of the Flower Show and how it all comes together.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Bloom

From Apr 1 - May 14, 2023, visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and see all the spring time flowers in bloom - magnolias, daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, lilacs, primroses, dwarf irises, forget-me-nots, and violets, and much more!

Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Sunday, April 16, 2023, Visit one of the largest daffodil collections in Summit New Jersey. Fee for non-members. In general, this Arboretum has lovely historical grounds, display gardens, and blooms. Families can hike wooded trails and walkways. Kids can learn about nature, the outdoors, plants, flowers, and wildlife. Reeves-Reed also offers various programs for kids, teens, and families throughout the year.

The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden

Through April 22, 2023. Visit The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage at the NYBG. Come see thousands of beautiful orchids, spectacular in color, design, and display. Explore Lily Kwong’s unique and creative floral orchid vision, with connections to the natural world. Admission ticket fee. 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY.

New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands

FREE admission to garden. Located in Ringwood New Jersey, NJBG is open year round. Meander through specialty gardens surrounded by 1000 acres of woodlands and marked trails. Gardens fare filled with peonies, lilacs, azaleas, wildflowers and more! NJBG is filled with vibrant colors and a place of beauty in any season. Kids of all ages can join family hikes and walks.

Rutgers Garden

Open year round, FREE admission. Explore 180 acres of gardens and natural habitats at Rutgers Garden. Kids can make their own nature discoveries. Plenty of gardens to see including vegetable, flower, rain, tree collection, bamboo grove, woodland, frog pond, and more! Located at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, 12 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

FREE admission to grounds. Take a stroll through gardens, open fields, woodland, and groves of flowering trees. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a center for horticultural activities, educational programs, garden and flower shows. Various children’s activities are held throughout the year. Located at 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township, NJ.

Discovery Garden at The Brooklyn Botaniac Garden

The BBG Discovery Garden is kid friendly and filled with garden wildlife. Children can uncover the mysteries of plants. See nature up close - bees, birds, butterflies and more! Participate in Family gardening hours or family discovery weekends. Admission fee. 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Everett Children's Adventure Garden at The New York Botanical Garden

Open year round, there are 12 acres of lush landscape where children can explore science and nature. Climb boulders, see a pond, woodlands, and a meadow. The Adventure Garden allows your child to self explore and discover the wonders of STEM. Also featuring seasonally changing programs with hands on activities. Admission fee. 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY.

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