Entering the impeccably landscaped gardens of the Cross Estate is like going back in time – to the early 20th century, in fact, when Julia Appleton Newbold Cross hired landscape architect Clarence Fowler to redesign this serene property. Experience the elegance of a lifestyle that no longer exists by walking through these formal, walled gardens. Take the path bordered by mountain laurel and stroll beneath the wisteria-covered pergola for a perfect afternoon.
The gardens have been part of Morristown National Historical Park since 1975. The land once was home to the NJ Brigade during the winter encampment of 1779-80 by Revolutionary War soldiers. The gardens are maintained by volunteers from the New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation. Visitors can reserve their spot on a garden tour from mid-April through October.
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