Morven in May Garden Craft & Heirloom Plant Sale set for May 3-5

Heirloom plants, garden-inspired artists, demonstrations, and hands-on take-home crafts are just some of the many aspects to enjoy at this year's weekend-long Morven in May
By: Morven Museum & Garden
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PRINCETON, N.J. - March 21, 2019 - PRLog -- - One of New Jersey's most anticipated spring rituals, Morven in May embraces a garden-centric theme this year, paying homage to the national historic landmark's refurbished historic gardens at Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ.

Beginning on Friday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m., the 18th year of Morven's Heirloom Plant Sale kicks off with a Members Only Preview. The Plant Sale, curated by Morven's Horticulturist Pam Ruch, features deer-resistant and regionally appropriate plants and is staffed by Morven's horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteer staff.

Friday, May 3, beginning at 6:00 p.m., a Preview Party will be held in Morven's gardens and Stockton Center with tickets starting at $175.00 for Morven's biggest fundraiser of the year.  Guests will be the first to peruse crafts and plants while enjoying music and a buffet dinner.

The public plant and craft sale will be held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Morven's lush, historic grounds, and tickets are $5.00, free for Members..

A New Look for Morven in May

"Returning to our 'roots', this year's Morven in May celebrates our garden history," Morven's Executive Director Jill Barry said recently.

Garden art and crafts demonstrations, including basketry, eco-printed scarves, ceramics and more, as well as hands-on take-home adult and family activities, including creating flower wreaths and colorful wind-streamers, will be held both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  "Paint Out Princeton" will once again take place at Morven in May in collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton. Paint Out Princeton Registration is free and is required for each day by clicking here or emailing

A wide range of vendors are participating this year: from rare peonies and pre-made container planters to custom baskets and garden-inspired jewelry, ceramics, glass, and more.

A number of local artisans and garden vendors include Carol Kyle Handbags, Kathleen Lang Metaxas' Wearable Garden (wearable fiber and mixed media), Peony's Envy, RareFind Nursery, David Robinson of Natural Edge (wood), Sarmite Wearable Art (wearable fiber), Sprouts, Ric Stang (wood), Sally Stang (mixed media), and Tilly Pots (ceramics). Other vendors include Jerry Bennett (ceramics), DeWitt Spoons & Bowls (wood), Justin Long Sculpture Art (metal), Lori Kaplan (jewelry), l&m studio (ceramics), Mary May Baskets (basketry), Janet Mavec (jewelry), Nature's Creation (jewelry), Neal Drobnis (glass), Larry Ricci (wood), and Woodstock Mobiles (metal).

Additional details at or contact Director of Development Jessica Napodano at 609-924-8144, ext. 101 or  Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ,  is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Debi Lampert-Rudman
Curator of Education & Public Programs

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