FAR HILLS, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will begin celebrating the coming of Spring by hosting the annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden.

Creative works on display will feature the Leonard J. Buck Garden as seen through the eyes of a wide range of talented individuals, from dedicated hobbyists to working professionals. The photographs and paintings show the Garden from many perspectives including sweeping landscape views to portraits of individual flowers. Twenty-five artists and/or photographers contributed to previous annual exhibits.

Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a 13-acre alpine and woodland garden situated in the wooded stream valley. The garden contains a series of planted rock outcroppings, planting beds, a fern garden, and glimmering ponds and streams. Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years.

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The Exhibit will be presented in the Leonard J. Buck Garden Visitor's Center at 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, New Jersey, and will be open Feb. 20 through March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday only. There will be a special weekend viewing March 10 from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free on all days.

For information on the Art and Photography Exhibit or other garden programs, please call 908-722-1200, ext. 5621.