We know staying cooped up inside is started to wear on you. With the weather getting nicer, we’re itching for more adventures outside of our backyard. Luckily we have a few spots where you can spot some of the incredible flowers blooming during the season since flowers, with their bright colors and fragrant smells, are proven to boost your mood. See below for our secret spring spots to catch some blooms.

Note: Social distancing rules still apply this season. Continue to wear your mask and maintain 6 feet apart from other people.

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/terhune-orchards/5498/

A favorite place to visit all-year round, but we love stopping by in the spring for their U-Pick flowers! Stop by in May for their Zinnias, Roses, Peonies and more from their garden. Looking for some fresh potted flowers? Stop by today and grab some of their colorful options for your home. And you can’t visit without enjoying some of their apple cider donuts. Warning: they are addictive!

Spring flowers for purchase at the Terhune Orchards gift shop

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Witherspoon Street, Princeton

While you’re there enjoying the restaurants, shops and music, stop by to enjoy the flowers and flowering trees scattered everywhere. It’s perfect for making you smile.

  Entrance to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room on Witherspoon street in princeton     Small World Coffee on witherspoon street in princeton  

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Holland Ridge Farms

86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ

While technically these guys are right outside Mercer County, we’re listing them anyways for their festivals reach NJ and beyond. Their infamous Tulip Festival starts April 13th and are only available for a short time. Bring the kids and enjoy food trucks, farm animals, and rows and rows and rows of stunning tulips. Purchase tickets shop.hollandridgefarms.com - it’s well worth the visit, and at the same time, supports a locally-owned farm in the community!

People picking tulips in the field at Holland Ridge Farms

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/hollandridgefarms/

 

Sayen House and Gardens

155 Hughes Drive, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690

Sayen Gardens is an oasis for anyone who loves flowers and beautiful landscaping. A peaceful location for a stroll with a bridge and fountain to enjoy. Free admittance from 8:00am - 6:00pm. Dogs are permitted on leash and there are bicycle paths available.

Sayen Gardens gazebo

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Prospect Gardens at Princeton University

Washington Street, Princeton, NJ 08544

While Prospect House is currently closed, the gardens are still available to enjoy. The layout of the garden was designed by Ellen Wilson, wife of former Princeton president Woodrow Wilson, who lived at the house in the 1900’s. When viewed from above, the garden’s pathway defines the outline of the University seal. Eight thousand flowers are planted in the garden so take some time to enjoy them all.

Blooming flowers and well maintained hedges framing a walkway at theProspect Gardens at Princeton University

Photo via www.princeton.edu

 

Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

The Morven Museum is closed to the public, but they have kept their gardens open to enjoy. Catch the stunning wisteria surrounding the museum's doors, along with the rows of flowers blooming in its backyard. Stroll along the same grounds that many famous Princetonians have before us and who once called the museum their home, such as Richard Stockton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Flowers blooming at the entrances of the Morven Museum & Garden

Photo via www.facebook.com/morven.museum.garden/

 

Princeton University

Fitzrandolph Gate (Front Gate) located at 91 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Along with Prospect Garden, there are trees and flowers blooming all throughout the University grounds. This is a great place to explore, while also being large enough to keep your distance from others. Catch the flowering Magnolia trees, daffodils, Japanese apricot trees, as well as the famous Okame cherry trees. No matter where you are on the campus, you can spot bursts of color defining the landscape.

Blooming Magnolia Trees over a walkway in Princeton University

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When we’re back indoors, remember that you can explore many parts of Princeton virtually. We have our favorite virtual experiences listed here for you.