Victorian style park and gardens surrounding the lighthouse were
designed and planted by Steve Murray in 1986. Before this the grounds
were just sandy lots covered in brush. Now over 200 plant varieties in
different garden rooms, adorn the site, each connected by winding
paths that eventually lead right up to the seawall and Atlantic Ocean.
Benches, set back in cozy little niches line the garden path and a
large gazebo is a focal point of this beautiful and tranquil setting.
gardens have won numerous awards including the Suburban Greening Award
from the Pa. Horticultural Society and the Cape May County Chamber of
Commerce Beautification Award. They have been featured in such
magazines as Coastal Living and Victorian Homes and in books that
include The Great Gardens of New Jersey and Exploring Gardens and
Green Spaces from Connecticut to the Delaware Valley.
Gardens are also a favorite haunt of birders and butterfly watchers and
are listed as a wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife
Garden Photos courtesy of Betty Mugnier
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art courtesy of Donna Elias