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Visiting Cross Estate Gardens
The Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville, N.J., were purchased by the National Park Service in 1975 and illustrate the early twentieth-century Arts and Crafts garden period.
Special Features of the Cross Estate Gardens
- A two-level walled garden, with a formal perennial garden and pergola of 19 stone columns supporting white and blue wisteria.
- Lawn garden bordered with native Rhododendrons.
- Mountain laurel allee, running along the front entrance driveway, and a fern garden.
- Large specimen trees on the grounds of the estate, such as Chinese Sequoias and Silver Maples.
- Hiking trails connecting the Cross Estate to Lewis Morris Park and the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, owned and operated by the New Jersey Audubon Society.
Tips for Visiting the Cross Estate Gardens
- Open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk.
- A self-guided walk leads visitors through the gardens and explains how colonists and Native Americans used the specific of trees growing on the property.
61 Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924