Essex County, NJ Open Day

Essex County, NJ Open Day

Mountsier Garden, Nutley. Photo: Graeme Hardie

Sat, Apr 27, 2019
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

I love my garden! Do come in spring to see it bursting forth and enjoy it with me! It is the best time to see the strong bones of the garden and with the bright colors of thousands of spring bulbs illuminating it! Then from my garden it is one and one-half miles to the largest display of flowering cherries in the United States – so you can really feast on the glory of spring from here. Return again on September 14 and see the garden in full flush. Over the last twenty-two years, Richard Hartlage, the talented garden designer, has designed my garden. Garden clubs and other groups are welcome for a guided tour by appointment making contributions to the Open Days Program. Contact:

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Directions: From the Lincoln Tunnel or Exit 16, from I-95/New Jersey Turnpike, go west on Route 3. From Garden State Parkway, go east on Route 3. From both directions, go to Main Avenue/Nutley/Passaic exit. At end of exit ramp, turn left and go through two traffic lights (three lights if coming from west). After this light, go straight ahead. Rutgers Place is fourth street on left. Come up Rutgers Place to top of hill; when road flattens, #205 is on right.

Open Days 2019: April 27; September 14
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • Mountsier Garden
    Mountsier Garden

    For the last twenty-three years Richard Hartlage has worked with Silas Mountsier and Graeme Hardie on their garden in Nutley, NJ.

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