Vernon farm offers self-guided tours of gardens


Make text smaller Make text larger





— The historic estate gardens at Meadowburn Farm will open to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This privately owned historic garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sits at the heart of Meadowburn’s 590 acres of preserved agricultural land.

The gardens at Meadowburn Farm were designed and built by Helena Rutherfurd Ely, a pioneering figure in American horticulture at the turn of the 20th century and founding member of the Garden Club of America. Ely built her gardens surrounding the main residence at Meadowburn over the course over a 40-year period with the help of her loyal gardener, Albert Furman. Today, the gardens are in the process of restoration and rehabilitation. The gardens have changed very little through time: visitors can still stroll the grass walks of the formal garden, become lost in the blooms of heirloom phlox and dahlias in the picking garden, and find respite in the quiet of the evergreen garden. Highlights in late July include the meadow walk to the large oak, and Ely’s heirloom garden phlox and balloon flower in full bloom. Bring your family, a blanket, and a picnic, and enjoy your afternoon in the gardens.

Admissions: $7, kids under 12 free. Address: 42 Meadowburn Rd, Vernon, NJ, 07462. For more information, visit www.meadowburnfarm.com.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Women graduate from training program
The women in the most recent graduating class from Project Self-Sufficiency’s Higher Opportunities for Women employment skills training program have gained marketable...
Read more »
Image

K.E.E.P. announces golf outing
K.E.E.P., Inc. announces its 25th Golf Outing set to take place on Wednesday, July 31, at Farmstead Golf and Country Club, 88 Lawrence Rd., Lafayette.
In Memory of the late...

Read more »

Gotthimer calls for action on lead water
U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer called for concrete and immediate steps to address North Jersey’s widespread lead water problem in too many homes and schools that are...
Read more »
Image

Gottheimer honors district’s highest ranking Scouts
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, stopped by Our Lady Queen of Peace School in West Milford on Saturday to honor Scouts in his district that have obtained their respective...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Obituaries
Geraldine Little
  • Jun 21, 2019
Local News
VTHS seniors take final walk
  • Jun 21, 2019
Local News
An active and helpful food pantry
  • Jun 21, 2019
Local News
Vernon Leisure Club meets the Chief
  • Jun 21, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ