The New Jersey Botanical Gardens at Skylands has a mansion and formal gardens. It is in Passaic County. I like going there because it is lovely and an easy place to walk around and it is very pretty.

28 thoughts on “Skylands

  1. Eunice 2021-05-14 / 5:16 pm

    I love the first shot with the pump house and the third shot with all the colours, it’s beautiful πŸ™‚


  2. shoreacres 2021-05-09 / 9:17 am

    I usually don’t enjoy formal gardens, but I must say I enjoyed the photos of this place. It seems more relaxed, somehow. It was fun to see a familiar face: the little geranium. We have a related native species, Geranium dissectum, that’s almost identical. I especially liked your second photo, showing the variety of trees, and those of the lilacs.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-10 / 8:47 am

      Most of it is not too formal which is why I like it. I have discovered on Wikipedia that there are lots of wild geranium species. πŸ™‚ πŸ‘‹

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  3. Jess@thebookofjess 2021-05-09 / 5:04 am

    This is such a magnificent place. πŸ’› Thank you for sharing!


      • Jess@thebookofjess 2021-05-09 / 7:11 am

        Of course. I’ve been away from my blog for months now, and it’s lovely to be back and catching up on all the amazing posts I missed. πŸ’›


  4. Vicki 2021-05-08 / 10:54 pm

    Love this series of flower shots. Some of them almost look like botanical art paintings.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-09 / 6:17 am

      Thank you Vicki. Using a macro lens helps create that effect.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-08 / 5:35 pm

      Thanks Sheila. I worked on them. I appreciate your comments. Critiques are good too.


  5. Amy 2021-05-08 / 8:26 am

    These buildings are well preserved. I enjoyed the tour.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-08 / 11:15 am

      Thanks Amy. All except for the Pump House look to be in good shape.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-08 / 8:39 am

      Hamilton Gardens looks a bit too formal for me. I prefer wilder looking gardens. I want to see NZ sometime. I enjoyed the Blue Mountains in AU.


      • Away We Go 2021-05-08 / 10:09 am

        Ah. I see. What I enjoyed about Hamilton is that it was different. It showed the gardens of the world. And Blue Mountains you say? We have a post for that too. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Dan Antion 2021-05-07 / 8:07 am

    That is such a beautiful place. Thanks for taking us along. the mansion is amazing. I hope they are able to restore/repair the pump house.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-08 / 8:20 am

      They need money to do so. That is why I posted the link. A hole in the roof is bad news.

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  7. picpholio 2021-05-07 / 5:22 am

    Thanks for showing us this magnificant garden !
    Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-08 / 8:19 am

      It is worth a visit. Pity the rain this weekend spoiled my plans.


  8. Sue 2021-05-07 / 5:02 am

    What an atmospheric, beautiful place, Sherry


  9. derrickjknight 2021-05-07 / 4:48 am

    I can see why you like going there – and you do it justice. The B/Ws work well and the decaying stump is lovely


    • Sherry Felix 2021-05-08 / 8:16 am

      Thanks Derrick. The stump makes a lovely planter. I recently bought little flowerpots that look like tree stumps.

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