AAA Editor Notes
Ecogardens at Leaming's Run is off Garden State Pkwy. exit 13, then 1 mi. n. to 1845 US 9N. A winding path leads visitors through themed gardens surrounded by 30 acres of preserved native woodlands and wild plants. Educational demonstration gardens cover a variety of eco-friendly, sustainable gardening techniques. Ruby-throated hummingbirds visit the flowers in late summer.
At Thimblefull Discovery Farm, farming techniques from the 17th century are depicted and farm animals, cotton and tobacco can be seen. Interactive displays include re-created Colonial log buildings, an herb garden and educational exhibits of modern-day organic farming practices.
Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.