Skylands Manor tour at Botanical Garden

| 29 Sep 2011 | 03:19

    Ringwood — Guided tours of the ground floor of historic Skylands Manor at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden will be available on Sunday, June 7. Sponsored by the New Jersey Botanical Garden/Skylands Association, the non-profit member support organization working with the state to preserve the garden and its historic buildings, the 45-minute guided tours will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and are conducted by NJBG volunteer tour guides, or docents. The last tour begins at 3:30pm. Skylands Manor, a Tudor Revival mansion, was constructed in the early 20 century for Clarence McKenzie Lewis by renowned architect John Russell Pope. The suggested donations for Manor House tours are: adults $5; seniors $3; children/students aged 6-18, $1; and children under age 6, free. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year. Admission to the garden is always free. Parking is free in the winter, spring and fall. Summer parking is free on weekdays, and $5 per car on summer weekends and holidays only. NJBG/Skylands is located off Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, call 973-962-9534 or visit