Spring Flowers In NJ Are Here—Where To See Every Bloom

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It’s that time of year—spring flowers in NJ are beginning to bloom, and lucky for us, the Garden State is full of fields, farms, and gardens specializing in them, and we can’t think of a better way to get outside and celebrate the season. From colorful tulip fields to stunning irises to gorgeous cherry blossoms, seeing the prettiest spring flowers in NJ will brighten your day (and give you plenty of reel moments for the ‘gram). Scroll down for our 2024 NJMOM guide to the best spots to stop and smell all the flowers. Note: Because of the warm winter, flowers are predicted to come earlier this year, so check ahead to pinpoint the best time to see the peak blooms. (featured photo credit: iStock/Kateryna Mashkevych) 

14 Places To See Flowers In NJ In Full Bloom

Tulips

tractor in a row of tulips at sunset flowers In New Jersey Walk among the tulips at Dalton Farms. Photo Credit:@elevationonedrone   

Dalton Farms

This farm is expected to open up for its tulip festival on March 30, 2024 (weather permitting), and offers acres of pinks, yellows, reds, and purple tulips to stroll through. Bring a bouquet home—they let you cut your own at $2 per stem.
Cost: $14 per person online or $20 walk-up admission
660 Oak Grove Road, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Holland Ridge Farms

New Jersey’s popular u-pick tulip season runs from April through May, offering visitors rows of colorful tulips. Stock up on some beautiful tulips at $1 per stem on weekends and $0.50 on weekdays. Make sure to snap the fam for a timeless photo, and unlike many flower farms in New Jersey, you are welcome to bring a photographer to the grounds, too. This year, you can expect a colorful burst—the farm planted millions of tulips.
Cost: $15 on weekdays and $17 on weekends, plus $30 flex any day tickets (newborn to age 2) free
108 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Lilacs 

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Flowers in NJ are in full bloom at the New Jersey Botanical Garden. Photo Credit: @nancynarz

New Jersey Botanical Garden

The Lilac Garden on the East Lawn includes more than 100 varieties of this fragrant purple flower. If you want to peek at the best blooms, stop by in mid-May.
Cost: Admission is free; parking fee is seasonal
2 Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

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The Willowwood Arboretum is full of lilac flowers in NJ. Photo Credit: @willowwoodarboretumunofficial

The Willowwood Arboretum

This Arboretum has gardens spread throughout the 131 acres, including a lilac collection northwest of its Stone Barn. A long list of lilac varieties can be found on their website, with flowering beginning in late April (until mid-June, depending on variety). 
Cost: Admission is free, except a fee may be charged during certain events
300 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931

Irises 

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Iris flowers in NJ are worth the trip to see at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. Photo Credit:@presbyirisgardens

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

This garden spot for spring flowers in NJ is often called the “rainbow on the hill.” From May 11 to June 2, 2024, Visitors can see more than 14,000 irises of about 3,000 varieties at the base of Mountainside Park.
Cost: Free to the public; $10 per person suggested donation
474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Daffodils 

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The first signs of spring at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Photo Credit: @mangelka

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Plan to stop by the Arboretum’s famous Daffodil Bowl in April, when fields of thousands of yellow and orange-tinged daffies fill this NJ garden listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Mark your calendars— Daffodil Day with family activities is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, and it’s their 50th anniversary, so check their site for more updates about ticketing and admission.
Cost: $10 per person for non-members, 3 and under are free
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Historic Allentown

Head to this charming town to get a peek at the yellow blooms during the Daffodil Days Festival from April 17-24, 2024, in historic Allentown. The whole family can take in the beauty of these flowers and enjoy the festival, boasting 10,000 daffodils throughout the town with adult and kid-friendly activities like a spring stroll, performances, and daffodil-themed dinners during the week.
Cost: Most activities are free to enjoy
Allentown, NJ 08501

Cherry Blossoms

cherry blossoms at Branch Brook Park

There is nothing better than Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park and flowers in NJ. Photo Credit: @cap_one60

Branch Brook Park

You don’t need to head out of state to see spectacular cherry blossoms—Branch Brook Park is known for its 2,700 beautiful pink Japanese Cherry Blossom trees exploding color all over the park in April. For extra cherry blossom fun this season, enjoy Bloomfest, a festival with live music, food, crafters, and more, on April 14 and the 10K Run on April 7. 
Cost: Free to the public; some events have a fee
Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newark, NJ 07104

Chapel Avenue

Head to Cherry Hill this season and take in the gorgeous cherry blossoms. In the last two weeks of April, Chapel Avenue is lined with gorgeous blooms for a “9-11 Remembrance” event with yellow ribbons and American flags on the 2-mile avenue to commemorate all those lost.
Cost: Free
Chapel Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Orchids

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Orchids are both exotic and gorgeous—each plant has a unique bloom. Photo Credit: @stonyhillfarms.

Stony Hill Farms

Known for its orchids and varieties, this farm has Cattleya, Dendrobium, Miltoniopsis, Vanda orchids, and more growing in their greenhouse. Need care advice? They’ll give you plenty of tips and care instructions when you visit (check their website for more info).
Cost: Prices vary
Gardens: 8 Route 24 (Route 513), Chester, NJ 07930 and Market: 15 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Duke Farms

With over 1,000 acres, Duke Farms is a beautiful spot to explore. Its fantastic display of orchids includes a subtropical display and a tropical orchid display focusing on plants native to the United States. Take a tour through the Orchid Range, situated in a glass and steel enclosure (the first ornamental structure to be built at Duke Farms), and take in the sights and smells of numerous exotic varieties of this gorgeous flower. Afterward, grab lunch at their award-winning cafe. 
Cost: Free; reserve Saturday parking passes from March 30-October
1112 Dukes Parkway West Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Peonies

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We can’t get enough of these beautiful peony flowers in NJ. Photo Credit: @peonysenvy

Peony’s Envy

This 7-acre display garden features various peony collections that include 700 different cultivars and more than 50,000 individual plants. You can also cut your own herbaceous peonies at the 12-acre off-site area. And save Friday nights in May and June for a picnic among the peonies—you can set up a spread for the fam and enjoy the fields of gorgeous blooms while you eat. Though the peonies won’t be on display until April 26, 2024, they will be open Easter weekend for a walk among their daffodil fields and a stop into their nursery and shop to pick up bouquets. 
Cost: Prices vary for events and locations
Peony Display: 34 Autumn Hill Drive, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 and Cut Flower location: 3625 Valley Road, Liberty Corner (Basking Ridge), NJ 07938

Roses

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Pretty rose garden at Rudolf W. Van Der Goot Rose Garden. Photo Credit: @french1039

Rudolf W. Van Der Goot Rose Garden

This gorgeous rose garden in NJ features over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties in bloom from late spring through the fall. The beautiful ponds and seating areas offer many spots to stop and smell the roses, and signage around the grounds provides more insight into why roses are known as the queen of flowers.
Cost: Free admission to the public; $6 per adult and $3 per senior or child donation suggested
Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Deep Cut Gardens

Inside the 54 acres of gardens and greenhouses is a Rose Parterre home to 52 varieties of roses with more than 180 bushes. Beyond that, enjoy the other lush gardens and areas that make Deep Cut Gardens a favorite for kids and adults.
Cost: Free admission
152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748

Where do you love to see spring flowers in NJ? 

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About Author

Laura, born and raised in New Jersey, is a mom to a 4-year-old daughter, with a baby boy on the way in July. She has been a writer and editor for 18 years and currently works for The Elisabeth Morrow School, an independent day school in Englewood. She and her family enjoy spending summers in Ocean City, attending sporting events at MetLife Stadium and the Prudential Center, and visiting the amazing wineries in our wonderful Garden State. Laura also loves dancing around her house with her daughter and binging TV shows. Need a suggestion of something to watch? Just ask her.

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