Morven Museum & Garden

Morven in May

Morven in May

The first full weekend in May 3 - 5 2019

Preview Party: Friday, May 3 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Members Only Plant Sale: Friday, May 3 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Friends of Morven get first pick and save 10%! 

Plant and Craft Sale: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


This year we are returning to our "roots" for Morven in May, one of Princeton’s most anticipated Spring rituals; always held the first weekend in May as the gardens begin to bloom and our historic wisteria makes its first appearance. The Morven in May weekend will be garden-themed. Running Friday through Sunday, Morven in May is an opportunity to see friends, shop vendors, and find unusual plants, all while supporting the national historic landmark.

This year, the Morven in May Craft Sale will pay homage to Morven's long history of distinguished gardens. Craft vendors will celebrate all things garden, outdoor living, and products made of natural elements. Artist demonstrations, kids activities, and more promise a fun-filled weekend for all!

Our annual plant sale has become a sought after resource for unusual and distinct varieties that thrive in New Jersey’s zone 6. Curated by Morven’s horticulturist, Pam Ruch, with the help of Louise Senior and a team of seasoned volunteers, 2019 will be the 18th year of this remarkable plant sale.  Deer resistant plants and prolific container plants are specifically sourced from trusted growers.

A ticketed Preview Party is hosted on the Friday evening, May 3 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., allowing guests a first look at the weekend’s offerings. The weekend show will be FREE for Friends of Morven and $5 for the general public.

Paint Out Princeton at Morven in May

Art al Fresco! Join us for Paint Out Princeton at Morven in May at Morven Museum & Garden, New Jersey's most historic home and former residence of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and five NJ Governors and their families. Experience this monument as the backdrop for a day of painting during its annual Morven in May celebration of its gardens and artistic creations! Morven's impressive facade and wonderful architectural details, outstanding grounds, including historic flower beds and heirloom plants, make wonderful subjects. Come explore the changing effects of natural light as it bathes the grounds throughout the afternoon. The public is invited to visit the grounds and observe artists at work. Pre-registration is required.

Artists supply their own materials, canvas, easel, rags, chair, garbage bags and sunscreen.