The Display Gardens are laid out over a 7-acre property with trails that meander throughout the peony collections. Four major types of peonies are highlighted in the garden: woodland, tree, herbaceous, and intersectional. 700 different cultivars and over 50,000 individual peony plants are featured. Each individual plant will bloom for 7-10 days. The Bloom begins in late April and ends in early June. See our Bloom Sequence section below for details on when to visit.
GARDEN CLUBS: The best time to come with larger groups is during the week when there are fewer people in the garden. Parking is limited so carpooling is recommended. Admission for garden clubs is the standard admission of $10 per person. All bus tours and large groups must contact Kathleen at [email protected] in advance. We are happy to help book special events for groups, please email [email protected] to set something up.
We look forward to seeing you!
The Display Gardens & Nursery are open annually in the spring for the Peony Bloom from the last Friday in April through the second Sunday in June. We open at 11am and close at 5pm every day including weekends.
Extended Hours for Friday Night Picnics 5-7pm. There are no picnics allowed during regular hours.
For information on what is in bloom and the best time to visit see our Bloom Sequence section below. For regular updates on the progression of the bloom sign up for our Emails, and like our Facebook Page.
Admission is $10 per person per visit. Infants and children under 2 are free.
Free admission to the Display Gardens our final weekend, June 9 & 10.
PURCHASE PEONY PLANTS
We have fabulous peony plants for sale at the Gardens throughout the Peony Bloom. Come early for best selection. If you are coming to just purchase plants there is no admission fee. Those wishing to walk the gardens must pay admission regardless of purchase.
ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
34 Autumn Hill Drive, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Parking is limited, we recommend carpooling when possible.
LOCAL DIRECTIONS: From the Bernardsville Train Station at the intersection of Highway 202 and Claremont Road, travel up Claremont for exactly one mile (staying straight at the forks in the road). Autumn Hill Drive is a small private road on the right resembling a driveway (look for our sign on the right just after the stone wall). Turn right up Autumn Hill Drive, travel to the end of the road. Peony’s Envy is the last house/farm on the left. Parking is in the cul-de-sac.
FROM THE NORTH: Take southbound 287 to Exit 30B. Turn left on Highway 202 and travel 1.9 miles. Turn right on Claremont Road and continue as above.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take northbound 287 to Exit 30B. Turn left on Highway 202 and travel 1.9 miles. Turn right on Claremont Road and continue as above.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: NJ Transit trains can be taken from New York Penn Station to Bernardsville, NJ. This ride is typically about 90 minutes including an easy train transfer. Check the latest transit schedule for details. The Display Gardens are exactly one mile from the Bernardsville train station, you can walk or uber/lyft that mile.