Oakeside Mansion & Gardens is a 19th century historic estate, surrounded by 4 acres of landscape and gardens. The mansion was built in 1895 by the Oakes family, founders of the Oakes Woolen Mill, formerly on the property across the street from the house, and was gifted to the Township of Bloomfield by Jean Doswell Oakes in 1978.
Located in the heart of Bloomfield NJ, Oakeside has been providing community-based programs in the areas of historical interpretation, arts programs and education, horticulture and gardening, and recreation and cultural events for over 30 years.
For Tours Of Oakeside Mansion Please Call 973-743-9074 - To set up an appointment.
BLOOMFIELD COMMUNITY GARDEN AT OAKESIDE
Oakeside is host to one of Bloomfield’s Community Gardens, formerly the kitchen garden for the mansion.
Established in 1922, the kitchen garden served an important purpose – feeding the growing Oakes family and household. 100 years later, this practical and beautiful garden now serves many families in our community!
Oakeside Mansion & Gardens is available for rental for meetings, events, photography and film shoots, based on availability. Fees are determined by type and duration of event, anticipated capacity, and event requirements and specifications. Rental requests are reviewed and approved by the Office of Cultural Preservation.
In addition to rental, film shoots require a Township permit. Please contact the Township Clerk at 973-680-4015 for details.
Rental of Oakeside includes the LOCATION ONLY – all other amenities must be independently acquired and procured by the applicant. For Rental inquiries Please email us.