Mountsier-HARDIE Estate // Nutley, NJ

Mountsier Estate unfolds across two acres and includes over eighty pieces of figurative and abstract sculptures.  Silas Mountsier started the garden in 1954 and began working with Richard Hartlage in 1991 to redesign and expand the garden.  Today this study in greens is the perfect foil for the art. Four terraces provide spaces to relax and enjoy the views. A viewing platform offers a vantage point for surveying the garden. Crescent-shaped berms with radiating stripes of bamboo grass enfold the visitor in a land-form sculpture. Silas’ garden has been called one of the most important private gardens in New Jersey. 

Substantial work done while at AHBL, Inc.