Morris Plains the Community of Caring
531 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950     973-538-2224

Roberts Garden Commission


The Roberts Garden Commission shall manage and control “Roberts Garden” in accordance with the covenants and restrictions contained in the deed tendered by Mrs. Altha Hatch Cutler to the Borough on December 10, 1956 and accepted by the Borough on July 11, 1957. The Borough shall from time to time appropriate monies for said purpose, and no expenditures shall be authorized by the garden commission until approved by the Mayor and Council.

In accepting this piece of ground as a future garden spot, the Borough of Morris Plains assumes the responsibility for its good care, support and proper supervision—and also an obligation to the Morris Plains Library Association which owns the property adjoining the Garden to protect, help and support it in every way possible, in order that the Library and the Garden, although separate organizations, may work together as one—with one motive—for the benefit of the community.

Read the preamble to [Ord. No. 8-57, §§ 1, 4] Function of Commission/Expenditures


NameRoleTerm Expires*
Nancy CritchleyCommittee Chair12/31/2024
Sandra BaileyMember12/31/2026
Maggie WalshMember12/31/2025
Camille GarretsonChair, Library Liaisons
Heather YoshiokaLibrary Liaison
Sheila JainLibrary Director
Joan GoddardCouncil Liaison

*Members can be reappointed after term expires.

Roberts Garden Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Borough Council The Roberts Garden Commission shall consist of five members, term of three years.

Detailed provisions and restrictions for the use of Roberts Garden are outlined in the Preamble to Ordinance No. 8-57.

Municipal Office

531 Speedwell Ave
Morris Plains, NJ 07950     
Fax: 973-538-8834

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.