FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden began celebrating the coming of Spring Tuesday with the opening of its annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden.

The exhibit is presented in the Leonard J. Buck Garden Visitor's Center at 11 Layton Road, and will be open through Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays only. There will be a special weekend viewing on Saturday, March 14 from noon-4 p.m.

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, from sweeping landscape views to portraits of individual flowers. The work of more than forty artists and photographers will be displayed.

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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, 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.

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