Cross Estate Gardens within Morristown National Historical Park

61 Jockey Hollow Rd * Bernardsville * NJ 07924 Dawn to Dusk

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 decadence 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 are part of Morristown National Historic Park and maintained by the volunteers of the New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation. Visitors can reserve their spot on a garden tour from mid-April through October.

Of Special Note:

  • The original house was built by John Bensel in 1905
  • Julia Cross was a member of the Royal Horticultural Society for eight years
  • The gardens showcase ornamental grasses, shrubs, perennials, native plants and towering trees

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]