Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Pop-Up Event: Visit Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden and Two Private Gardens
Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden
2359 Delsea Dr
Franklinville, NJ 08322


View additional information
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

Triple the Fun in The Garden State –
Visit Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden and Two Private Home Gardens
in Franklinville, NJ and Area

Enjoy a fun-filled day in The Garden State of New Jersey!

  • Tour the gardens and shop at Triple Oaks Nursery and Herb Garden. All HPS members will receive a 10% discount on nursery stock.
  • Visit two unique private home gardens – in West Deptford and in nearby Collingswood.
  • Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both private gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit in any order you want.

Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden

Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden in Franklinville, NJ. is well known to HPS. They have been repeat vendors at both our March into Spring and Fall Gardener’s Market events, and at many PHS Flower Shows. You may already have some of their fine plants in your home garden.

Triple Oaks is a family-owned, full-service garden center (and florist), established in 1977. Be sure to visit the extensive display gardens including a highlight of the garden – the waterway and swamp which showcases many of the wonderful native plants available in the nursery. The gardens also include examples of sun and shade loving plants, trees, shrubs, and perennials. Triple Oaks grows and trials hardy tropical plants as well, including bananas, palms, and various desert plants. In addition to the natives and the tropical-looking plants hardy in the Delaware Valley, you’ll find a large selection of herbs, and many other landscape plants that are yearning to go home with you.

Take time to explore the grounds, and to shop in the nursery and gift shop. Owners Joe and Lorraine Kiefer will be on hand to answer all your garden questions and show you around. And, Joe has generously offered a 10% discount on all nursery stock to HPS/MAG members during our visit.

Feel free to bring your lunch; a space will be available to eat and relax. Lemonade and iced tea will be provided. Restrooms are available.

More information at https://www.tripleoaks.com.

Planning your day:

Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m..

The two private home gardens will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See descriptions below.

Visit in no particular order. Addresses and parking directions will be in the confirmation e-mail you receive after registering.

This is a Members Only event. It is free, but registration is required. To register for this event, click here.

Registration closes May 11. Rain date is Thursday, May 16, 2024. Click here if you would like to become a member of HPS/MAG before registering for this event.

Contact: Laura Axel at [email protected]

Private Garden Descriptions:

Diane’s Garden in Collingswood, NJ

This incredible cottage garden on a small footprint is meticulously designed and very well kept. It is home to a variety of low maintenance, mostly native plants that are a magnet for butterflies, birds, and especially, hummingbirds.

In Diane’s words: The garden developed through decades of contributions from friends, neighbors, family, and our favorite local nurseries. Trial, error, and annual adjustments culminated in what we like to call our cultivated jungle. We recently realized that trying to grow grass was a futile effort. Our passion for trees and shade led us to embrace an approach that maximized meandering gravel paths developed by years of our Westies' paws having free rein of the backyard. We created places to sit and take in the garden's views with groupings of potted coleus, salvia, jasmine and more.

As the summer progresses, so does the fragrant aroma and hummingbird visitors. Our trees range from spring flowering Dogwood, Redbud, and Malus to the interesting barks of the Ironwood, Crape Myrtle, and Birch. We have soft spots for Amsonia, Hydrangea, Hosta, Coral Bells, Baptisia, and Viburnum. Our goal was to create a welcoming place to relax and appreciate our backyard wildlife.

Mitzi’s Garden in West Deptford, NJ

Mitzi has taken a very personal approach in the design of her landscape. There are several gardens in the backyard; each garden was planted to honor a member of her family that has passed away. One garden’s focal point is a beautiful Edgeworthia. There is one with different color winterberry hollies and an assortment of plants that bear fruit for wildlife. This is an all-season garden which has something in bloom all 12 months of the year. In the center of the yard is a small meadow that is loaded with pollinators throughout the year. Be sure to check out the wall of the patio adorned with pots of bog garden plants.