Region: New Jersey
Landmark: New Jersey Botanical Garden/Skylands Manor/Ringwood Manor State Park
Distance (mile): 2.70
Elevation (feet): 893
Activities: Hiking Visitor Center
Features: Lake Wild Flower
About Skylands Manor and New Jersey Botanical Garden
Skylands is a 1,119 acres estate property located in Ringwood State Park in Ringwood, New Jersey, a borough in Passaic County in the north Jersey. The Skylands estate consists of the historic Skylands Manor mansion, The Castle at Skylands Manor and the New Jersey Botanical Garden; the botanical garden is 96-acre and it is open to the public year-round. The Skylands property is within the Ramapo Mountains and it is maintained by the Skyland Association. The property is marketed with the garden as New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands.
Admission to the Botanical Garden is always free. On summer Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, there is a State parking fee of $5 for New Jersey-registered vehicles and $7 for non-New Jersey-registered vehicles.