Meadowburn Farm

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United States of America - New Jersey - Vernon Township

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International Agenda Registration: No

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About the Meadowburn Farm

Garden Mission: To restore, preserve, and celebrate the gardens of Helena Rutherfurd Ely at Meadowburn Farm for the enjoyment and education of the public, and to preserve the existing heirloom cultivars through propagation and distribution.

Meadowburn was once the country place of Helena Rutherfurd Ely (1858-1920), 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 of a forty-year period with the help of her loyal gardener, Albert Furman. Through trial and error she developed the practical hands-on horticultural knowledge that informed and inspired her three widely influential books on hardy gardening. In her day, Helena Rutherfurd Ely was considered one of the premier garden experts in America and her gardens at Meadowburn were recognized as among the finest in the country.

The gardens today provide a unique opportunity for the public to learn from Helena Rutherfurd Ely’s design and practices as an important living artifact in America’s gardening narrative.

Main Address:
Meadowburn Farm
42 Meadow Burn Road
Vernon Township
New Jersey 07462 United States of America

Telephone: (206) 788-5607
URL: www.
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Quill Teal-Sullivan, Garden Manager
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 41.238179
    Longitude: -74.440593
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Dahlia collection

Conservation Programmes

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Education Programmes