Leaming's Run Gardens
1845 Route 9 North
Swainton, NJ 08210
(609) 465 5871
With more than 30 acres of beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds, Leaming's Run is the largest annual garden in the United States. It has been featured in Architectural Digest and selected as one of the top twenty gardens in the East by Great Gardens of America.
Leaming's Run is divided into 25 individually designed and expertly crafted gardens. Some include bridges and ponds and other scenic elements. Each garden is designed around a different theme, with something of interest to just about everyone. With such a wide variety of plants and flowers, blooms can be expected throughout the Garden's open season.
A special treat: in August, hundreds of Hummingbirds are attracted to Leaming's Run by the colorful flowers. Such a concentration of these delicate birds is certainly a rare phenomenon.
Visitors can also enjoy the small Replica Farm with exhibits of whaling life in late 18th century New Jersey. Crops of cotton and tobacco are grown here, and farm animals representing the period can be found. Groups and School Groups can take an educational Guided Tour. Reservation required for groups of 20 or more.
Hours: Mid-May - Mid-October, daily 9:30am - 5pm. Cooperage open Mid-May - Christmas, 10 - 5.
Admission: Adults $8.00, Children ages 7-14 years $4.00 and Children 6 & under are free. Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more.
Lunch: No facilities. Park nearby.
Directions: I-76 East to Rt. 42 (North/South Frwy.) South to Atlantic City Expwy. Take Garden State Pkwy. South to exit 17. Rt. 9 South for 3 miles.
Time: 60 - 90 minutes southeast of Philadelphia.