Open Days at The Garden Conservancy


The Garden Conservancy is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving exceptional gardens and landscapes. Since 1995 the Conservancy has sponsored annual “Open Days” at hundreds of private gardens across the United States, offering the public a rare opportunity to visit private gardens not generally open for viewing.

The Garden Conservancy has announced garden tours will be offered at ‘Edgecroft’ in River Edge, New Jersey on Saturday, May 9th, and again on Saturday, June 13th, from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Edgecroft is a unique terraced property laid out in 1910 by Italian artisans. One hundred Carrara marble steps lead to a swimming pool surrounded by a stone-columned pergola draped in roses, wisteria, and honeysuckle. A gated brick courtyard entrance with a slowly maturing allée of hydrangeas provides a warm welcome with hues of pinks and lavender interspersed with a variety of mixed perennials. There are also rare Cryptomeria ‘Lobbii’, rhododendrons, azaleas, a Magnolia virginiana, a tiered bronze angel fountain, a Victorian-style perennial garden with David Austin antique roses and favorite perennials, a formal garden with crepe myrtles, azaleas, and a fountain with a copy of Verrocchio’s fifteenth-century bronze “Cupid with Dolphin.”

A series of three koi ponds interspersed with nine waterfalls cascade down terraces edged with aged pines, golden larches, flowering cherry trees, dogwoods, Styrax japonicus, hydrangeas, wild strawberries, and creeping roses. Bronze water statuary, stone benches, and stone statuary can be enjoyed throughout the exquisite grounds.

This year, instead of bringing mom a bouquet of roses for Mother’s Day, why not give her the beauty of a garden filled with rare and glorious flowers?


Home of Virginia & Bud Korteweg

800 Summit Avenue

River Edge, New Jersey 07661

Saturday, May 9th,  from 8:30am to 4:00pm

Saturday, June 13th, from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Admission to the garden is $7. Discounted admission tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 1.888.842.2442 between 9:00am and 5:00pm weekdays. You may also pay by cash or check at Open Day garden.



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