Far Hills, New Jersey

Leonard J Buck Garden

Sculpted from a glacial stream, the 33-acre Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern U.S. Leonard J. Buck, a geologist who bought the original land in the 1930’s, along with landscape architect Zenon Schreiber, developed a naturalistic garden incorporating large rock outcroppings found on the property, with each one slightly different.  After Buck’s death, the garden was donated by Mrs. Buck to the Somerset County Park Commission in 1976.

The site features a series of alpine and woodland garden areas, as well as a variety of heaths and heathers planted next to the parking area.


Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon -5 p.m. Sundays
Closed on weekends and major holidays

11 Layton Road

Far Hills, New Jersey 07931

Phone: 908-234-2677

Closed on weekends and major holidays [ info ]