Hunting for Eggs in Freeman Gardens, in Glen Ridge, is a unique experience. It’s like being in a Victorian Era backyard. Easter treats were hidden among the rose bushes, around the pond, across the lawn and throughout the woodland preserve this morning. Boys and girls with baskets in hand, searched the grounds and gathered eggs in their baskets, while moms and dads enjoyed coffee and snacks on the flagstone patio.
Located at the intersection of Maolis Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue the gardens , once part of the Freeman family estate, were donated to the town for use as a public space. It is listed on the state and national registers of historic places.