Friday, March 2, 2018

Rutger's Garden


Rutger's Garden, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a 180-acre garden which is comprised of a series of horticultural collections. The oldest dates back to 1927. Some of these include an American Hollies  Collection, Shrub Collection, Shade Tree Collection, Ornamental Tree Collection, and a Bamboo Forest.

There are plenty of walking paths, perennials, shrubs, exotic flowers, and even a 92-acre pond for visitors to enjoy.


The garden is open daily from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free. (In case you're wondering, income for the garden is generated through the rental of the pavilion and a log cabin for events. And also by donations.)


Before I go, I'd like to share a new book trailer video for my recently-released book, Don't Feed the Elephant. This one was done by ePublishingeXperts, the illustrator of the book, and features animation of the illustrations and a narration done by me. If you've never heard my voice, you might find it interesting ! 


12 comments:

  1. Love the look of that garden and 'free' is one of my favourite prices.
    The video is charming as I'm sure the book must be. You could do voice-overs in ads. Really!
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    1. Free gardens are easy on the pocket book!

      Thanks for your nice comments about the video!

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  2. Very cute video.
    There are a lot of gardens in New Jersey, aren't there? That one has a really big pond. I'd almost call that a lake.

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    1. I'm not sure where the line is drawn between a lake and a pond. But that is certainly a very big pond!

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    1. Thank you! I think it turned out well.

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  4. You have the perfectly warm, calm voice for this. I like that your book is not only silly and fun, it also teachers letters of the alphabet. Great work.

    PS I was thinking the same as Alex - what a huge pond!

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    1. Thanks!

      And yes, 92 acres sounds more like a lake, but they call it a pond, so I did, too.

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  5. I think anything with the Rutgers name on it is a class act. Rutgers University is a really nice campus.
    and your book trailer is really cute!

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    1. I've never been to Rutgers University. I'll have to look that up.

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  6. Hi Sherry - it was great hearing your voice ... loved the way it has an echo to it at the beginning - but well done - while the book sounds fun ... lovely - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks. I had to record my voice and send it over to the creator of the video. Somehow he made it all work out.

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