Skylands Manor tour set for May 3

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:46

    Ringwood - Guided tours of the ground floor of historic Skylands Manor at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden will be available to the public on Sunday, May 3. Sponsored by the New Jersey Botanical Garden/Skylands Association, the non-profit member support organization working with the state to preserve the gardens, the 45-minute guided tours run from noon to 4 p.m. and are conducted by volunteer tour guides, or docents. Tours will take place on the first Sunday afternoon of each month through November (except July and September, when tours will be on the second Sunday). 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. In the 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. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions, or more information, call 973-962-9534 or visit