: 68 Morris Avenue,
NJ 07960 (973)267-3465.
- This 1853 Italianate mansion, home of the Morris County
Historical Society, features gardens restored by the Home Garden Club of
Morristown to reflect the period, including more than 30 varieties of Victorian
roses, a traditional knot garden and a fern garden.
: 60 S. Fullerton Avenue (Behind the United Way Building),
, NJ (973)746-9614.
Outdoor Education Center
- These gardens are maintained by volunteers from the
Garden Club of Montclair and include a Rose Garden, an Herb Garden, and a formal
English-style walled garden with central fountain.
: 170 Longview Road, Chester
, NJ 07930
Branch Brook Park
- Now undergoing extensive renovation, the formal gardens at Bamboo
Brook were developed over a thirty-year period by Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one
of the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the U.S. The 100
acre site also offers include fields, woodlands, water features and a White
Lake Street off Bloomfield Avenue, Newark
, NJ 07109 (973)268-3500.
Brookdale Park Rose Garden
- Branch Brook
Park was the first county park to be opened for public use in the United States.
It features an extraordinary 2,700 cherry trees, the first donated by the Mayor
: Grove St. between Summit and Wildwood Ave.,
, NJ (973) 268-3500.
Cedar Brook Park & Shakespeare Garden
- This public park offers 43 acres of
beautifully designed landscape by the Olmsted Brothers plus a more recent rose
garden with 750 bushes of over 100 species donated by the North Jersey Rose
: Park Avenue past Randolph Road,
, NJ 07060 (908) 527-4900.
Colonial Park Arboretum and
- A Shakespeare Garden of Cedar Brook Park in
Plainfield is maintained by the Plainfield Garden Club.
(Follow link to “Gardens”): Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Road,
Franklin Township, East Millstone
, 08873, (732)873-2495.
Cross Estate Gardens
- This 144 acre arboretum
specializes in trees and shrubs that thrive in Central New Jersey including
dwart confiers, flowering shrubs and over 200 lilacs. The Rudolf W. van der Goot
Rose Garden offers a formal display of more than 3,000 roses of 285 varieties.
The Mettler Garden showcases a central fountain surrounded by miniature roses
and hybrid tea roses. Grandmother's Garden exhibits antique roses, The circular
Fragrance and Sensory Garden features raised beds for accessibility. The
Perennial Garden features a gazebo surrounded by flowering bulbs, perennials,
annuals, and flowering trees and shrubs. This garden is so peaceful that it is a perfect place to practice Transcendental Meditation or other self improvement techniques.
Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville
, NJ 07924.
- The early twentieth-century
landscape of the Cross Estate, characteristic of the Arts and Crafts period,
includes a formal perennial garden, a wisteria-covered pergola, a mountain
laurel allee, and a garden of native plants. This garden is a project of the
New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation.
Park and Jack D. Lissemore Rose Garden
: 137 Engle Street, Tenafly
, NJ 07670
- A former estate, the 7 acre park displays an award-winning rose
garden recognized by the American Rose Society as well as topiary, an herb
garden, a sunken garden, a greenhouse and a collection of dwarf conifers.
: 352 Red Hill Road, Middletown
, NJ 07748 (732)671-6050.
Monmouth County Park features 52 acres of gardens and greenhouses as a living
catalog of cultivated and native plant materials.
230 Mendham Road,
, NJ (973)538-3231.
- A private boys school occupies this former
banker's estate with an Italian garden with pergola and statuary.
The school web site.
: 199 Totowa Road, Wayne
, NJ 07470 (973)696-1776.
- The grounds of
this Georgian mansion feature a blacksmith shop, herb and vegetable gardens, a
formal garden, a plantation house and a picnic area.
: 80 Route 206 South,
, NJ, 08844 (908)722-3700.
Durand-Hedden House and Garden
- The Gardens were founded in 1960 when Doris Duke
donated eleven acres of her estate, with existing greenhouses, to the
Foundation. The property is now being converted to an environmental
: 523 Ridgewood Road, Grasmere Park
Maplewood, NJ 07040 (973)763-7712.
EARTH Center Circle of Thyme Herb Garden
- This 18th century farmhouse currently
undergoing restoration showcases an award-winning herb garden (maintained by the
Maplewood Garden Club) which
includes one of the largest herb collections in the northeast.
: Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue,
, NJ 08902 (732)398-5260
Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens
Maintained by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County, this 13 bed hardscaped Herb Garden
incorporates a new creative
theme for every bed each year. You will find culinary, medicinal and aesthetic herbs in each meticulously cared for bed.
The Herb Garden is surrounded by an enormous vegetable display garden.
Additional features include a Butterfly House and a
Barnegat Light Historical Society Museum, 5th Street and Central Avenue,
, NJ 08006 (609)494-8578.
Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum
- These lovely island gardens surrounding
the Barnegat Light Museum are maintained by the Garden Club of Long Beach
: Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue,
, NJ 07940 (201)408-3000 ext. 3358.
Frank C. Helyar
- Drew's 186-acre campus and forest preserve
includes the Zuck Arboretum, situated on the southwest part of campus.
This wooded area includes two glacial ponds, a mix of native and
introduced trees, and a variety of flowering plants and shrubs.
: Rutgers Gardens, The State University of New Jersey,
- These virgin woods offer an old growth forest with
marked trails, a swamp forest, and
a Christmas tree demonstration project.
: 353 E. Hanover Avenue, (Whippany)
, NJ 07962 (973)326-7600.
Garden for the Blind and
127 acre arboretum, headquarters of the Morris County Park Commission, offers
woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and distinctive collections of trees and
shrubs surrounding a Colonial Revival Mansion, including a Braille nature trail,
a rose garden and a lilac collection. The
Friends of the Arboretum
: 1081 Green Street, Iselin Library,
, NJ 08830
- This Sensory Garden with Braille signs is partitioned into
summer, primrose, rose, spring, rock, perennials and annuals sections. A circle
of senses showcases plants at waist level.
: Edison National Historic Site, Main Street and Lakeside Avenue,
, NJ 07052 (973)324-9973.
- This 15 acre estate, located in the first
planned private residential community, showcases grounds with gardens and
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills
, NJ (973)376-3587.
Grounds for Sculpture
- This public garden
offers 28 acres of beauty and serenity, including formal gardens, open meadows,
woodlands, and pasture, surrounded on all sides by protected parks and
wilderness. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton
, NJ 08619 (609)586-0616.
(Cora) Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
- The arboretum-like grounds
of this 22-acre sculpture park and museum offer 2,000 trees representing more
than 100 species and cultivars including plantings of unusual conifers,
blossoming crabapples and dogwoods, weeping beeches, berms covered with
thousands of pink, red, and white rosebushes as well as various ecosystems such
as woodlands, marshes, and ponds.
: 324 Forest Drive S,
, NJ 07078 (973)376-3587.
Herrontown Woods Arboretum
- This 17 acre arboretum displays over eighty
native wildflowers and common flowers which can be seen from an extensive system
: Snowden Lane near junction with Herrontown
, NJ 08540.
- This arboretum displays a pine forest, shrubs and
over 30 species of trees.
: 55 Stockton Street, Princeton
, NJ 08540 (609)924-8144.
- The mansion,
the former home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is surrounded by
lawns and trees and a colonial revival garden. A
Hunterdon County Arboretum
:1020 Highway 31, Lebanon
, NJ 08833 (908)782-1158.
- Formerly a commercial
nursery, this 73-acre arboretum includes an All-America Selections Display
Garden, the Edmund Laport Greenhouse (house and garden plants), gazebos, a pond,
and groves of single tree species.
: 108 Orange Road, Montclair
, NJ (973)744-1796.
James A. McFaul
- This restored
1796 Federal style home features a craft school, a barn, and a kitchen/herb
garden. Threatened with demolition in 1965, the house was rescued by the
Montclair Historical Society and moved to its present location.
: Crescent Ave., Wyckoff
, NJ 07481 (201)891-5571.
James Rose Center for Landscape
Architectural Research and Design
81 acre environmental center showcases woodland gardens (including a dwarf
conifer garden) and habitats of a wide range of animals. In the spring, 25,000
daffodils and rhododendron and azaleas create a lovely scene.
: 506 East Ridgewood Avenue,
07450, (201) 446-6017.
- This is the former home and garden of James Rose, one of
the founders of the modernist movement in American landscape design, showcasing
his ideas about sculpting interlocking indoor and outdoor spaces.
: Country House Road, Sharptown
Leamings Run Gardens
- This private garden, open
for viewing in May, features 400 azalea varieties.
Route 9 North, Cape May Court House
, NJ 08210 (609)465-5871.
Leonard J. Buck Garden
- The gardens of this
30 acre site are devoted entirely to annuals, making it the largest annual
garden in the United States. 25 theme gardens are scattered along a mile long
path that alternates woodland and flowers. Features include bridges and ponds
and other scenic elements. In August, hundreds of Hummingbirds flock to the
(Click on picture of garden at top): 11 Layton Road, Far Hills
, NJ 07931
Lewis W. Barton Arboretum
and Nature Preserve
- This 33 acre rocky stream valley offers a series of alpine and
woodland gardens with extensive collections of azaleas and rhododendrons,
wildflowers, ferns, exotic alpines and rockery plants.
: Medford Leas Retirement Community, One Medford Leas Way
off Route 70, Medford
, NJ 08055 (609)654-3000.
- The landscaped grounds of this
retirement home showcase 36 unique courtyard gardens, private patio gardens,
wildflower meadows, a Pinetum (with native and exotic plants), a collection of
rhododendrons, an experimental planting of chestnut trees, and 55 acres of
: 1410 Wabash Avenue, Linwood
(Sister) Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
Site of a former electrical substation, this tiny arboretum has transformed this acre from utilitarian
to uplifting. The Arboretum emphasizes uncommon plants and collections, including redbuds, hollies, witch hazels and magnolias.
Representatives of the "living fossils," plants of great geological age, were included, such as the maidenhair tree
and the dawn redwood. Collections include both North American and East Asian plants.
: Georgian Court University, 900
Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood
, NJ 08701 (732)987-2373.
- The extraordinary former
estate of the son of a railroad tycoon who dealt with the sandy character of the
soil by bringing in 5000 carloads of loam. The results were well worth the
effort. The four gardens are the Italian Garden (with a Fountain of Apollo,
statuary, columns and urns), the Sunken Garden (with lagoon, marble fountain and
staircases, statuary and a bridge), the Formal Garden (an elliptical flower
garden with boxwood hedges), and the Japanese Garden (with teahouse). Founders'
Grove exhibits trees donated to celebrate the establishment of the arboretum).
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and
: 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown
, NJ 07960 (973)538-2404.
New Jersey State Botanical Garden
- An 1810
brick Federal style mansion was acquired in 1949 by a Mayor of Morristown who
restored the house and gardens and opened them to the public. A two acre garden
is planted for seasonal bloom and displays 45 species of old-fashioned roses.
The wisteria covering the back-porch was brought from Japan by Commodore Perry.
(Skylands): 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood State Park, Morris Road,
Oakeside Mansion at the Bloomfield Cultural Center
- The central 96 acres surrounding the Tudor-style manor
house at Skylands is the State's official botanical garden. Nine formal gardens,
featuring statuary and maintained according to their original design, include
the Azalea Garden, the Lilac Garden, the Crab Apple Vista, the Magnolia Walk,
the Annual Garden, the Perennial Border, the Peony Garden, the Rock Garden, and
the Winter Garden. The Garden also offers woodland paths.
: 240 Belleville Ave.,
, NJ 07003 (973)429-0960.
Cannonball House Museum
- This 3 acre garden, including a formal rose
garden, water and terrace gardens, and a solarium, is being restored with help
from the New Jersey Historic Trust.
: 1840 Front Street, Scotch Plains
, NJ 07076
(908)232-1199 (weekends) or (908)322-6700x314 (weekdays).
Presby Memorial Iris Garden
- The grounds of this
18th century house include brick walls, an authentic colonial herb garden, an
arbor and formal gardens enclosed by a white fence.
Upper Mountain Avenue, Mountainside Park, Upper Montclair
, NJ 07043
- This important collection displays only 6 species (all iris, of
course) but over 4,000 varieties of irises, some dating back to the 1500's, in
beds historically arranged and along a stream.
Princeton University, Princeton
, NJ 08544 (609)258-3455.
Quietude Garden Gallery
- The 1849
Italianate-style mansion, once home to the Princeton University presidents, is
surrounded by landscaped grounds including tulip trees over 100 feet high, a
redwood tree, and many more native and exotic trees and shrubs surrounded by a
wrought-iron fence. A flower garden at the rear of the house in the shape of the
university seal was laid out by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson.
24 Fern Road, East Brunswick
, NJ 08816 (732)257-4340.
- This 4 acre sculpture park
exhibits over 150 works of outdoor sculpture.
Hobart Avenue, Summit
, NJ 07901 (908)273-8787.
- The 13 acre estate's grounds,
featuring 19th and 20th century garden design, include a daffodil collection,
arose garden with connecting rock-pool garden, a patterned herb garden, and a
: 112 Ryders Lane, The State University of New Jersey, New
, NJ 08901 (732)932-8451.
Sayen House and Gardens
- This fascinating 180 acre research and display
garden showcases 1,200 kinds of plants. Special collections include hollies (the
largest collection of American Hollies in the world), yews, rhododendrons and
other ericaceous plants. Gardens include the Donald B. Lacey Display Garden (unusual and colorful annuals, tropicals, herbs and vegetables),
The Roy H. De Boer Evergreen Garden, The Ella Quimby Water Conservation Terrace Gardens (drought tolerant plants), American Hollies, the
Shrub Collection (the original collection at the gardens), the Shade Tree Collection, the Rhododendron and Azalea Garden,
The Ornamental Tree Collection, the Bamboo Forest (with a winding path and a bridge over a small stream) and the Tribute Gardens (a series
of outdoor rooms arranged and connected as rooms would be in a home).
: 155 Hughes
, NJ 08690 (609)587-7356.
Schuyler Hamilton House
- The garden showcases hundreds of
rhododendron and azaleas and other rare collections as well as offering nature
trails, ponds, and abundant wildlife.
: 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown
, NJ 07960
- The former home of Revolutionary War doctor who, with his son,
organized the first horticultural society of New Jersey.
Cedar Brook Park, Pemberton Ave. and Randolph Rd.,
, NJ 07060.
- This Olmsted Brothers designed Shakespeare Garden,
installed in 1927 by the Plainfield Garden Club and the Union County
Parks Commission, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
as well as on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail. Showcasing flowers
and plants mentioned within the works of Shakespeare, it features a
natural boulder retaining wall, pergola, benches and Medieval plant
College Of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown
, NJ 07960 (973)292-6300.
(David C.) Shaw Arboretum
1920s garden with a bust of Shakespeare originally displaying only plants
mentioned in Shakespeare's works is situated next to the Botany Greenhouse.
: Holmdel Park, 44 Longstreet Road,
, NJ 07733
- Located in a 343 acre County Park, this arboretum features
hundreds of cultivars, the Jane Kluis Memorial Dwarf Conifer Garden (specimens
of green, blue, gold, and pink), the Alvarez Synoptic Garden (plantings labeled
in alphabetical order) and ornamental trees and shrubs such as hawthorns,
dogwoods, pine, spruce, fir, and others.
: 805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520), Lincroft
, NJ 07738
and Science Center
- This 655 acre county park features an All-America Rose Selections
Display Garden, the Lambertus C. Bobbink Memorial Rose Garden.
: 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside
, NJ 07092
Van Vleck Arboretum
- This nature center features Herb, Wildflower and Butterfly
Gardens and 13 miles of nature trails.
Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair
, NJ 07042-1747 (973)746- 5555.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
- The Museum grounds are the Van Vleck Arboretum, a collection of native and
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair
, NJ 07042 (973)744-0837.
- This garden, comprising
a full city block, displays an extensive collection of rhododendrons and
azaleas, 50-year-old Chinese wisteria, and formal gardens extending from a 1916
Italianate villa. A
: 197 Mountain Avenue, Warren
, NJ 07059. C
Wallbridge Rose Garden
- urrently under
development, this will include formal gardens, leased garden spaces, a
greenhouse, handicapped accessible gardens, a butterfly garden, walking trails
and other related gardening activities.
, NJ 07041 (973)564-7058.
- This park includes rose gardens, boxwoods,
sorrel trees, holly, and a gazebo.
: St. Georges Avenue, Roselle
, NJ (908)527-4910.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
- This formal garden with 14,000 tulips and summer
annuals is a memorial to Henry Chatfield and is tended by the Union
County Parks Department. In addition, an Azalea Garden with hundreds of plants,
located just north of the Park Administration Building, begins to bloom in early April and continues through early June.
: 205 Mt. Bethel
Road, Port Murray
, NJ 07865 (908)852-5390. A
Wick House Herb Garden
- n 120 acre herb farm an Educational Display Herb
Garden, a Formal Garden with 80 types of geraniums, knot gardens and
more. Plants include 36 types of basils, 60 different lavenders, 80
varieties of thyme and over 100 scented-leaved geraniums.
Wicke Road, Jockey Hollow, Morristown National Historic Park, Morristown
William Trent House
- This home, site of a Revolutionary War encampment, displays
an 18th century herb and vegetable garden reminiscent of the Revolutionary
15 Market Street, Trenton
, NJ 08611 (609)989-3027.
- This 1719 Georgian brick
house was built by the man whom Trenton is named after.
300 Longview Road, Chester
, NJ 07930 (973)326-7600.
- The 130 acre arboretum has
3,500 types of plants including historic collections of oak, maple, willow,
magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) now more than
98 feet tall, ferns and field and forest wildflowers. Two small formal gardens
grace the grounds of the residence.