Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Celebrate Spring at Morven with our annual Online Plant Sale and Garden Party!



WHEN: Online ordering is now available on our website through Monday, April 10. Morven Members receive a 10% discount off of their order. Morven Members and Early Patron Spring Garden Party supporters receive priority pickup for the Plant Sale, with first access to the on-site offerings Friday, May 12, followed by pick up for the remaining orders on Saturday, May 13 through Monday, May 15. If online ordering isn’t convenient for you, call or leave a message at 609-924-8144, ext. 103. Please be sure to have your credit card ready. Some plants are exclusive to Morven, and many are available in limited quantities, so get your orders in while supplies last!
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spring has come early to Morven Museum & Garden with the return of our annual Plant Sale. Our expert horticulturalists have compiled a stellar collection of annuals, perennials, and edible plants each selected for their heartiness, unusualness, or beauty. Our offerings include native and nativar plants that thrive in New Jersey, along with deer resistant species to help create an enjoyable landscape for wildlife and humans alike! This year, Morven is partnering with Sustainable Princeton to identify plants for sale that are native to New Jersey. Native plants have many environmental benefits: they have roots that help conserve and filter water and protect soil resources, reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, attract butterflies and other pollinators, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. Look for the "Sustainable Princeton Preferred" logo to identify qualifying plants and learn more about their benef

On Friday, May 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Morven in May’s Spring Garden Party is back, rain or shine. Celebrate the start of spring in Morven’s spacious backyard garden featuring a generous grazing menu, refreshing beverages, lively entertainment, and a highly curated auction. Bidding for the auction will begin late April and will remain open through the Spring Garden Party, closing at 7:30 p.m. on May 5th. Auction highlights include Bedens Brook golf package, Peacock Inn dinner and overnight stay, and the return of the Tugboat Ride! Our newest exhibition, Striking Beauty: New Jersey Tall Case Clocks, 1730–1830, which opens to the public on Friday, April 21, will also be on view.

Hosted by Nick Lopez, Susan MacGregor, Liza Morehouse, Gregory Rogers, Kathy Vik, Craig Wallace, and Elizabeth Wislar, this beloved celebration signifies the arrival of Spring and offers a welcome opportunity for us to come together in shared support. So pull out your party finest—this year is going to be better than ever! This highly anticipated event is sure to sell out once again, reserve your Spring Garden Party ticket by Friday, April 28 to secure your spot and be recognized on the invitation. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Shackney, Chief Development Officer, at or 609-924-8144 x 101.

Morven in May is sponsored by Baxter Construction, Capital Health, Keller Williams Princeton Realty, Hamilton Jewelers, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, CBIZ Borden Perlman, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Saul Ewing, The Bank of Princeton, and Mrs. G Appliances. Funding for Striking Beauty has been provided, in part, by The Hess Foundation, Liza and Schuyler Morehouse, The George H. & Estelle M. Sands Foundation, Robert N. Wilson and Michele Plante, Fulton Bank, Lisa and Michael Ullmann, and Anonymous support provided by way of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

Morven Museum & Garden received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.


Most historic sites celebrate one notable resident. Morven is unique in that it was home to many remarkable people. Built in the 1750s and home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Morven was home to five generations of Stocktons, then Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. before becoming New Jersey’s first Governor’s Mansion and home to five New Jersey governors, their families and staffs, witnessing nearly 300 years of history. Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gardens are open daily until dusk.

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