BUCCLEUCH PARK (Buccleuch is pronounced "Bucc-lew")
New Brunswick, Middlesex County
On Route 527 (Easton Avenue) across from Saint Peter's hospital in northern New Brunswick. Entrance at intersection of Easton Avenue and Lincoln Place.
The park is home to the Buccleuch Mansion, a former Colonial Estate, built around 1740. The mansion has original wood paneling, Parisian scenic wallpapers, and Federal mantels. It is open for tours on Sunday's 2-4pm from June-Oct.
This is like a Central Park of New Brunswick with lots of people walking, jogging, skating, and hanging out.
A park on the Raritan River, just east of Landing Lane Bridge, which marks one of the steamboat landings of the 1820's when New Brunswick was a major port for shipment of farm produce to Manhattan. (Pepper 1965:76)
A sign says that the Buccleuch Mansion (built around 1739) is open June to October, on Sundays 2-4 p.m.
baseball field, formal gardens, parcourse Fitness Course, picnic pavilion, playground, senior citizen center, and tennis courts.
Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
A few of the plants seen on a brief drive through included:
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) 5/02/00
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood, pink version) 5/02/00
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus sp. (weeping cherry)
Prunus sp. (Kwanzan cherry) 5/02/00
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Tilia spp. (lindens)
Forsythia sp. (golden bells)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum) 5/02/00
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 5/02/00
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) 5/02/00
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 5/02/00