New Jersey’s Botanical Gardens has surpassed 50 years of operation, thanks in part to a partnership with the New York City Parks Department.
The Garden was first established in 1914 and was the largest open-air botanical garden in the world until the end of World War II.
The Garden, located at Garden State Park in Hoboken, New Jersey, is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animals, and features some of the finest views in the Garden State.
In 2018, the Garden’s Botanist and Garden Director, Richard R. Hickey, retired to be the Director of the New Jersey State Parks Botanical Conservancy.
Haney has been an avid gardener since he was a boy and a lifelong resident of the Garden.
He also worked for more than a decade as an assistant to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“This is a momentous occasion,” said Hickey.
“The Garden has become the national symbol of New Jersey.
We are very fortunate to have an institution of its stature here in New Jersey.”
The Garden’s iconic garden will be transformed in 2019 into the New Brunswick Garden, a five-acre open-access garden located on the edge of downtown New Brunswick.
The garden will feature an extensive network of walking trails, a new outdoor garden and a garden garden pavilion for visitors to enjoy their time.
“It’s going to be a celebration of the state of New York, of New Brunswick, and of New Yorkers of all ages and all walks of life,” said Parks Commissioner Jennifer Hagan.
“This is the Garden of the Future.”
The new Garden is the largest and most extensive open-source garden in New York.
The first public open-pollinated, free-standing, greenhouse-based Garden Garden was constructed in New Brunswick in 1882.
The original Garden opened in 1885.
The Garden was originally intended to be open year-round and to be maintained by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
However, in the 1950s, New York State passed the Pollution Control Act, which mandated that the Garden should be maintained and protected during all of its 40-year-old life cycle.
This allowed the Garden to be operated year-to-year, with periodic updates and improvements.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation, which was created in 1957, was tasked with overseeing the Garden and maintaining its ecology.
The first annual Garden tour of the garden was held in February of 2019, and visitors were invited to tour the Garden on the first day of spring.
They also had the opportunity to interact with the Garden through a video tour.
The tour took place on the Garden grounds, on the grounds of the Parks Department, and on the gardens surrounding the Garden as well as the Garden Museum and Gardens.
The next Garden tour was held on April 11, 2020, and a second tour was scheduled for October 1, 2020.
In the meantime, Hickey and Parks Commissioner Kristen Gail, who is also the Garden Director and Parks Conservancy Director, continued to work closely with the City of New Bern, NJ.
The Garden will open for public tours in 2019.
The new outdoor Garden will be the first one to be fully operational in New Bergen.
The current Garden is a one-acre garden, and it will feature a full network of trails, including the Garden Trail.
“This new Garden will give visitors a new way to experience the Garden,” said R.C. Hoch, the Gardens Conservancy’s Executive Director.
“We will continue to improve the Garden in all areas and explore ways to make the Garden even better and more open to the public.”