Within driving distance from all over New Jersey, Greenwood Gardens, a non-profit 28-acre public garden in Short Hills New Jersey, offers a sensorial walk through the flora, fauna, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, and antique garden ornaments from a time gone by. Visitors feel the effect of the timelessness of Greenwood as soon as they drive through the main gates where a graceful London plane allée lines the entrance drive, creating a sense of peace and order. The entire place captures a moment in time but also embraces the now.
The Executive Director Abby O’Neill said: We are experiencing a steady flow of visitors since the opening in May this year and visitors have been saying: how “beautiful” and “well-kept” it is even in comparison to many other public gardens.
Greenwood has new SUMMER 2021 GARDEN TOURS
Garden Walks with Peter Blanchard, Naturalist and Greenwood Co-Founder
Saturday, June 25, 2021; 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Celebrate summer’s onset at Greenwood during this natural history ramble. The focus of the walk will be wild nature’s interface with and influence on the cultivated landscape of the garden.
What’s in Bloom Walk with the Head of Head of Horticulture, Sonia Uyterhoeven
Fridays, July 16, July 30, August 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Learn about Greenwood’s revised planting palette and the decision-making process that was used to inform its design.
A Walk Through Greenwood’s Past
Fridays, July 9, August 20, August 27, 2021; 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
A meandering garden tour that will highlight the century-long histories of two families, the impact of their varying styles and interests on the site’s architecture and landscape, and how their approaches shaped the Greenwood of today.
Bee Life at Greenwood
Friday, July 23, 2021; 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
With Joe Lelinho, Beekeeper, Hilltop Honey
Expert beekeeper Joe Lelinho will offer fascinating insights into the life within our beehives as he describes the roles of worker bees, drones, nurse bees, and queens, and how their behavior contributes to the success of the community.
Walking and Talking Greenwood’s Trees
Friday, August 6, 2021; 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
With Scott Lamm, Certified Arborist, Sav-A-Tree
Scott will lead walkers on a tour to identify the varied species that grow here, as well as discuss how to care for them, detect potential dangers, and take steps to ensure long-term tree health.
For further information, visit www.greenwoodgardens.org or call 973-258-4026. Please visit us also at facebook.com/GreenwoodShortHills/ and instagram.com/greenwoodgardensnj/.