Thursday, June 28, 2018

$126pp for Rutgers Garden Members // $140pp for non members *** WAIT LIST ONLY

9:00am-6:00pm Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions

Departs from: Departs from: The Holly House in the Rutgers Gardens, 130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens for a day visiting one of America's most beautiful gardens – Chanticleer Garden in Wayne PA. 

Located on the historic Rosengarten estate, Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden that has captured world wide attention for  their outstanding plant material and artistic, innovative plant combinations. Described by London's Financial Times as "planted to perfection" and by Garden Design magazine as "America's most inspiring garden.", Chanticleer is truly one of the most imaginative and exciting public gardens in America.

This will be an inspiring and fun day out hosted by Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens. Your day starts with a pick up from Rutgers Gardens with morning coffee & pastries on the bus. On the way to the garden, Bruce will give you some background on Chanticleer, their design aesthetic and how they have achieved such local and international acclaim. Each person receives a garden map which will help you get orientated and make the most of your visit.

At Chanticleer, lunch is al fresco - a fun picnic lunch in the garden where you'll have access to the beautiful cut flower & vegetable gardens. Lunch is catered by Cafe Fleur. Menu is below. (Selection, dietary restrictions & allergies are made at booking). After lunch, is your private estate tour, which gets you behind the scenes meeting gardeners and exclusive access to the Rosengarten home - usually off limits to the public. After the tour there's time to explore more of the garden with Bruce or do some discovery on your own, At our visit the summer garden will be blooming and magnificent: expect to see stunning tropicals unexpectedly mixed with perennials in garden beds near the house; containers and hanging baskets will be overflowing on the terrace and the tennis court garden will be flushing out with color and texture. There are many more rooms to this fascinating garden and we make sure you have plenty of time to explore. You will go home bursting with ideas for your own garden! A camera is a must.

Includes: Bruce Crawford as your host for the day; transportation on luxury Academy bus with restroom, wifi & power outlets; driver tip; entry and private estate tour at Chanticleer Garden; picnic lunch in the garden at Chanticleer; talk on the ride to Chanticleer; morning coffee & pastries; bottled water; accompanied by Kirsty Noble Dougherty of Noble Garden Tours. 


Lunch is a simple, tasty picnic in the garden catered by Cafe Fleur. Lunch includes a choice of salad/sandwich, bag of chips, bottle of water, and a small sweet for dessert as well as napkin and flatware.  

Please choose one - Chicken Salad over greens (gluten free)  OR Chicken Salad in a croissant OR Mixed Green Salad (includes nuts) (gluten free) OR Turkey BLT Wrap (mayo on side) 

Please indicate your selection  and any dietary restrictions on the booking form below. Thank you.



Kirsty Noble Dougherty from Noble Garden Tours is handling all bookings/inquiries and will respond to your waitlist registration.

**TICKET PRICES: Individual level Rutgers Garden members may purchase one discounted ticket. All other levels may purchase 2 discounted tickets.

All inquiries contact Kirsty on 908.512.0600 or <>

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Please indicate lunch choices for yourself/group. Include any dietary restrictions. example: Kirsty - Chicken Salad over greens (Gluten free & no tomatoes)