PEONY’S ENVY DISPLAY GARDENS – BERNARDSVILLE, NJ
NURSERY – Open for plant sales every Friday and Saturday in October from 10-3pm.
Come pick up your favorite peonies & get advice from the experts. Perfect timing for the fall planting season!
DISPLAY GARDENS – Currently closed. Will reopen for the bloom this spring from May 1 – June 7, 2020. 10am – 5pm.
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. See our When to Visit section below for details on the timeline of the bloom.
DATES & TIMES
May 1 – June 7, 2020. 10am – 5pm.
See our Bloom Timeline for what to expect during your visit
Extended hours for Friday Night Picnics 5-7pm on May 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5. There are no picnics allowed during regular hours.
$10 per person per visit, children under 2 are free.
Visiting primarily for photography? Please purchase our Advance Photography Tickets
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.
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.
DISPLAY GARDEN GUIDELINES
We are excited for your visit! Thanks for taking the time to read our guidelines. We may look big, have thousands of peonies and multiple locations, but we are a tiny company with only a handful of employees so please be kind to the garden and the plants so we can keep everything open to the public. See you soon lovely peony people!
ADMISSION is $10 per person per visit, children under 2 are free.
PATHS: Please stay on the paths at all times, even when capturing the perfect photo makes you want to step off. If you aren’t sure it is a path, please err on the side of caution.
PETS: Due to the delicate nature of the flowers we ask that you leave your pets at home.
SMOKING: Peony’s Envy is a smoke and vape free facility, this includes the parking area.
PHOTOGRAPHY: We encourage all visitors to take photos! That said, if you are a professional or amateur photographer and are coming with the express purpose to take photos we ask that you purchase tickets online for our dedicated photography hours. This allows photographers access to the garden when the light is best, and allows us to open up our parking area for our regular visitors during peak visitation times in the middle of the day. Neither tripods nor professional photography are allowed during regular hours.
PICNICS: During the bloom, please join us on Friday nights from 5-7pm for Friday Night Picnics. We ask that you not picnic during regular garden hours.
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.
NURSERY & GIFT SHOP
We have peony plants and peony products for sale at our Display Gardens.
Visit early in the season for the best plant selection.