Name of Garden:
Leaming's Run Gardens
The Aprills had purchased the property in 1957 which included 50 woodland acres and the Thomas Leaming House. A few years later, Emily opened a Dried Flower Shop where she sold homegrown dried materials, flower arrangements and other special gift items. This success helped pave the way to the later creation of the gardens. Leaming's Run Gardens opened to the public in 1977.
A visit to Leaming's Run is a delightful relaxing walk along winding paths where at every turn and around each bend is yet another celebration of nature's beauty. Bridges, ponds and nooks are just a part of the many individually designed and expertly crafted gardens that comprise the largest annual gardens in the USA.
From the North via Garden State Parkway
Traveling south on the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 13. Turn right onto Avalon Boulevard and proceed to traffic light. Turn right onto Route 9 and travel north for one mile. Garden entrance on left immediately after bend.
Take the Walt Whitman Bridge into NJ. Take Route 42. Exit from right onto Route 55. Follow Rt. 55 all the way until it ends onto Delsea Drive. Within a short distance the road forks - kept to left following Alt. Delsea Drive (Route 670). Stay on this road. Shortly after passing through Dennisville make left onto Route 83. Follow Rt. 83 till it ends onto Route 9. Make right onto Rt. 9. Garden entrance appears shortly on right immediately before bend in road.
From Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Follow signs and get onto Garden State Parkway North. Get off at Exit 13. Turn onto Avalon Boulevard heading west following signs for Route 9 and Swainton. Proceed to traffic light. Turn right onto Rt. 9 and travel north for one mile. Garden entrance on left immediately after bend.
May 15th through October 20th. Hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.