Plant Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Plants, plants, and more plants! As a visitor to the Cross Estate Gardens, you are treated to a wide variety of native and non-native plants every time you come. Throughout the year, you come to see the plants or paint them, to photograph or just be among them. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the New Jersey Historical Garden Society invites you to come to the Cross Estate Gardens to buy them.

In addition to beautifying your own garden, you’ll help keep the Cross Estate Gardens beautiful. Proceeds from the Plant Sale are used to buy new plants, signs, mulch, topsoil, compost, gardening tools, gravel, and deer fencing for the gardens on the estate. The Walled Garden, Native Garden, Grace’s Garden, Water Tower Walk, and patio and foundation plantings around the Cross Estate Mansion all benefit from your purchases.

Some native plants you’re likely to find:

  • Columbine and Obedient Plant
  • Solomon’s Seal and Garden Phlox
  • Little Merry-bells and Bee Balm
  • Ostrich and Christmas ferns
  • Canadian Wild Ginger

Some other plants you’re likely to find:

  • Iris and Hellebore
  • Peony and Primrose
  • Hostas and European Ginger
  • Hydrangea and Boxwood
  • Epimedium and Euphorbia
Plant Sale
Plant Sale 2014
Plant Sale

Talk & Tea

Thursday, October 26, 1-3 p.m., at the Cross Estate

Marta McDowell

Photo by Marco Ricca

Our speaker will be the very popular Marta McDowell, who lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, NJ. Marta teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens.

World of Laura Ingalls WilderMarta will talk about her new book, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired The Little House Books. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Following her talk, the volunteers of the Cross Estate Gardens will serve our superb tea, featuring savories, sweets and tea or cider. Registration is $25 for New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation members and $30 for non-members. Registration checks, payable to NJHGF, may be sent to New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation, PO Box 712, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.

Garden Tours

Garden PathIf you would like a tour of the garden, visit us any Wednesday from mid-April through October between 9 a.m. and noon, when the volunteers will be working. Group tours can be arranged by calling Joan Ryder at (201) 240-5898 or emailing Suggested donation for groups is $5 per person.