Somerset Avenue, Plainfield, Union County, NJ

Somerset Ave. at the southern end of Plainfield.


Cedar Brook and Cedar Brook Lake

Back in 1939* the park features a SHAKESPEARE GARDEN: trees, flowers, and shrubs found in Stratford on Avon and mentioned in Shakespeare's works. Opposite is the IRIS GARDEN with more than 5,000 plants of 1,200 varieties. Nearby is a large ORCHID GARDEN, and 60 flowering dogwood trees.

* (Source: NEW JERSEY: A Guide To Its Present And Past; Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey; American Guide Series; http://www.getnj.com/njags/tours/tour17plainfield.shtml)