The Cross Estate Gardens, a project of the New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation in cooperation with the National Park Service, are located on the Cross Estate, site of the New Jersey Brigade Unit of Morristown National Historical Park, at 61 Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924.

The Gardens comprise formal and native gardens, a wisteria-covered pergola, and a mountain laurel allee. The Cross Estate is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Parking is free, and there are no entry fees.

The Gardens are maintained by volunteers who meet every Wednesday morning from April to November.

Every year there is a plant sale, and there are opportunities for garden tours. See our Events page for more information.

Photography, Weddings & Gatherings

Small (under 25 people) gatherings may be held outside in the Cross Estate Gardens for professional family photos, wedding photos, or ceremonies. No receptions. Please go to the Morristown National Historical Park permits page for further information.

Upcoming Events

See the Events page for more information.

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Cross Estate Gardens
Wide selection of plants: native and non-native; sun-loving and shade-loving; evergreen, semi-evergreen, woody, and herbacious.

Garden Tours

Wednesdays from mid-April through October, between 10 and 11:30  a.m.
Please call (201) 240-5898 for reservations.

Volunteer Opportunity

From April through November, our hardy group of volunteers meets every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, to work in the historic Walled Garden, Native Plant Garden, wisteria-covered pergola, mountain laurel allee, and the other garden areas near the Cross Estate mansion. Tea/coffee/hot chocolate plus baked treats are provided during our 10:30 a.m. break under the pergola. Volunteering at the Cross Estate Gardens is a great opportunity to learn from our experienced gardeners. All levels of gardening experience are welcome.

For more information, please call Janet DiMauro at (908) 223-1622 or Joan Ryder at (201) 240-5898, or email

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