Visit Us and Discover
New Jersey’s Most Unusual
Named after a charming town in England’s Lake District, Ambleside Gardens opened in 1966 in Hillsborough, New Jersey on Route 206-then a quiet road connecting Somerville and Princeton with but three traffic lights in between! As the area has grown, so has our reputation as a unique garden center. We offer one of the most extensive selections of plant material in New Jersey with many unusual and hard to find varieties. Ambleside’s collection of Japanese Maples is well known and draws customers from all over the tri-state area. Ambleside is also proud to offer a unique gift shop, ever changing with the seasons, and filled with fine crafted items from around the world.
Our staff includes certified nursery and landscape professionals; with years of combined professional experience, we can help with all your horticultural needs. We know our plant materials: the soils they require, the locations they prefer, and how fast they will grow. Ambleside has been an active participant in the New Jersey Flower Show where our display gardens have won the Governor’s Trophy for Best in Show five times. At Ambleside, we offer a complete design/build landscape service. And for those that wish to plant themselves, we provide a popular in-house consultation by appointment.
At Ambleside, you’ll find plants for all situations-from towering Dawn Redwoods to tiny alpine perennials, from the intoxicating fragrance of the Korean Spice Viburnum to the dainty flowers of Bloodroot, from cheerful spring Daffodils to the glorious fall foliage of Sugar Maples. Gardens are to live in, and beautiful gardens start at Ambleside. We offer a unique shopping experience found only at the very best garden centers. Come and visit us– discover some of the new and rediscover some of the old.