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Downtown Bordentown
City of Bordentown



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“How Does Your Garden Grow” Exhibit & Event Series

Learn about the individuals from Bordentown that contributed their passion to the world of horticulture and landscape-styles that we know today, featuring Joseph Bonaparte, Harris Hammond, Edmund Sturtevant, Franklin Carr, and Charles David Walker.

Joseph Bonaparte was renowned for his formal gardens at Point Breeze. Harris Hammond's boxwood hedges were the longest in the country during the 1920s. as well as the creation of his Chinese rock garden swimming pool, which is allegedly the most unique garden in Bordentown today.  Edmund Sturtevant created the first aquatics nursery in Bordentown, and Franklin Carr's efforts in the growing of the hybrid iris have resulted in 12 international awards and his irises can be found in Buckingham Palace and the Vatican.


Events Include:

  • June 1st...........Exhibit Showcase at the Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 12 PM-4 PM
  • June 15th........Tour of Fernbrook Farm with Brian Kuser;  142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd, Chesterfield, 10 AM-12 PM
  • June 22nd.......History In Bloom Garden Tour; start at the Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 12 PM-5 PM
  • July 6th...........Presentation on Butterfly Gardens with Bobbie Herbs; Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 1 PM
  • July 13th.........Presentation on Native Plants with Bobbie Herbs; Divine Word Gym Meeting Room, 101 Park St, Bordentown, 1 PM
  • July 20th.........Exhibit Showcase at the Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 12 PM-4 PM
  • August 3rd......Presentation on the Gardens of France with Richard Allen; Divine Word parking lot,101 Park St, Bordentown, 1 PM-2 PM.
  • August 17th.....Nature tour of Point Breeze with Pat Coleman; Divine Word parking lot,101 Park St, Bordentown, 10 AM-12 PM

If you have any questions regarding the events listed above, please email Doug Kiovsky.


Peach & Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 16, 2019 (Rain Date is Saturday, August 17th)
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friends Meeting House front lawn
302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ


pie a la mode, peach cobbler and peach sundaes. Enjoy dinner in town Friday evening and head on over to the Friends Meeting House where we'll serve you with the best dessert money can buy!

$8 per dessert. Cash or credit day of event.

Enjoy your choice of a fresh peach dessert with iced tea, lemonade or water at 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ any time between 5:30pm - 9:00pm Friday evening (Rain date will be Saturday, August 17th from 5:30-9:30pm).

Have questions? Call Jay at 609-468-3862 or email us.

All proceeds go towards the restoration and preservation of Bordentown's many treasured paintings and archival documents, as well as the Friends Meeting House building.

Fall House Tour

Saturday, September 21, 2019 (Rain Date is Sunday, Sept. 22nd)
1PM - 5PM
Friends Meeting House front lawn
302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ


Take a self-guided tour of private homes, historic sites and places of interest throughout Bordentown City. Explore the splendor of Bordentown's historic architecture in these private homes and historic sites, many of which date to Revolutionary times!

Restaurant row and many of the boutique shops along Farnsworth Ave. and throughout Bordentown will offer great discounts to ticket holders!

Some of our host houses will offer snacks and refreshments, Musicians will be stationed at select tour stops, and plein air painters will display and sell their paintings of tour sites in Old City Hall. Don't miss this great event!

The City's shuttle bus will be available for tour participant use. You may park behind the Gilder House on Crosswicks St., take the shuttle to the Meetinghouse to purchase/pick up your tickets, brochure, map and discount page. The shuttle will be making stops at the Gilder House, the corner of Park St. and Farnsworth Ave. and the corner of Farnsworth Ave. and Walnut St.

Tickets are $20 (non-BHS member) or $18 for BHS members.
Tickets are available in the Friends Meetinghouse (302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown) at Shoppe 202 or online (below).

Proceeds from this event support the Bordentown Historical Society's mission to preserve, teach and inspire curiosity about Bordentown's rich history.

*The Rain Date is Sunday, Sept. 22nd from 1-5PM (if a rain date is called, it will be posted here or you can call Bonnie at 609-947-8275).

Hope to see you there! If you have questions, call Bonnie Goldman at 609-947-8275 or e-mail

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