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Northern New Jersey Chapter Event


Tour & Explore Skylands Manor and NJ Botanical Garden

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
11:00am, gather at 10:45
Location: Skylands Manor, 2 Morris Road, Ringwood, N.J. 07456
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
Contact: Leslie Paparone

Mansion Tour & BYO Picnic at NJ Botanical Garden 
Rain or Shine!

Note:  There is NO FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE on site. 
This is strictly BYO, but we will be eating indoors in the Carriage House.


 Few people visit this little known gem in northern New Jersey. TTN members and guests are sure to enjoy the spectacular house and the serene setting. 

Designed in the mid-1920's, the Tudor Revival mansion was intentionally built to appear centuries old. This impressive 45 room house was constructed with granite from New Jersey, marble from Italy, oak paneling from England and stained glass from Germany and Switzerland. The home was built for Clarence Lewis and his mother Helen Salomon. Helen wanted an impressive, showcase Tudor mansion; Clarence, a wealthy banker, was a horticulturist at heart. 
Today, the 96 acres of gardens feature more than 5,000 species of trees, shrubs and flowers. There are 13 specialty gardens that you can explore at your leisure.  For anyone who is so inclined, the property is also surrounded by marked hiking trails that extend into the 1,000 acres of woodlands that surround the property. 

Important Info:

There is NO FOOD FOR PURCHASE on site.  This is a BYO event!

We will meet at the Carriage House where you can leave the lunch you’ve packed in the refrigerator or on the tables that will be set up for our use. After the tour, we will return to the carriage house to eat and chat. Wander the gardens at your leisure later.  Please use Parking Lot A, which is close to the Carriage House. (The 5+ minute walk from Parking Lot A is fairly short and the road is paved. The mansion tour is first floor only.) For more information, a map of the property, and directions, visit