Wick Farm Herb Garden
Jockey Hollow National Historical Park, Morristown
Herb garden “contains a collection of annuals and perennials from the colonial period;” orchard “contains apple trees that are a mixture of modern and heirloom varieties”
127 acres; a “magnificent Colonial Revival mansion,” surrounded by “woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and distinctive collections of trees and shrubs”
130 acres, “about 3500 kinds of native and exotic plants,” undisturbed forest and “historic collections including oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, a superb specimen of Dawn Redwood”
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
“100 acres include fields, woodlands and a formal garden designed by [Martha Brookes] Hutcheson, one of the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the United States”
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens
The oldest garden in Morris County, with an impressive display of roses and perennials, is always worth a visit.
“5-1/2 acres of formal gardens” representing “design trends of the early 20th century,” as well as “woodland and wetlands, which showcase native trees and plants”
Leonard J. Buck Garden
Leonard J. Buck Garden (Somerset County Park Commission) is a 29-acre naturalistic garden featuring planted rock outcroppings, woodland trails lined with ferns, shade perennials, naturalized bulbs and drifts of delicate wildflowers. Enjoy the serenity and landscape design in all seasons. The Garden is especially appealing in spring, during peak bloom, offering showy azaleas and ephemeral flowers in abundance. Summer brings colorful perennials, grasses and aquatic plantings that attract various pollinators and butterflies. Autumn and winter are brightened by glorious displays of fall foliage, wildlife-attracting berries, and the textures and subtle colors of tree bark. The Garden is always an enriching experience.
Other Sites of Interest
Garden State Gardens Consortium
Promoting the “Gardens” in our Garden State.
Garden and landscape guide.