Monday, June 13, 2022

Come Enjoy the Sights and Scents of Summer at Greenwood!


Sights and Scents of Summer



Woodland Wonders – Early June

Surround yourself with the rich blooms of native mountain laurels and rosebay rhododendrons that frame the Tennis Court Pavilion and populate the Tea House Slope and Gardens. Some of these magnificent shrubs date back to the 1960s and 70s. Mountain laurels (Kalmia) and rosebay rhododendrons (Rhododendron maximum) thrive in partial sun on a woodlands edge. They provide evergreen structure throughout the year and elegant hues of white, pale pink and rose pink in early June.




Spikes and Spires – June

Celebrate flower form in June and throughout the gardening season. From late spring into mid-summer, a variety of foxgloves flower throughout the garden and are particularly prominent at the Cascade where their architectural spires compete with the splendor of this historic water feature. Later in June, variegated yuccas (Adam’s needle) dazzle the D-pool fountain with their statuesque, candelabra-like blooms that tower above the rest of the border. Come explore the fanciful forms and colorful blooms in one of the most electrifying months of the gardening year.




Hydrangea Heydays – July

Mountain, mophead, lacecap and panicle – there are so many varieties of hydrangeas and many of them crescendo in July! Discover Greenwood’s collection of hydrangeas beginning with the mophead and panicle hydrangeas that greet you on the slopes of the new parking lot. An eclectic assortment of mountain hydrangeas awaits at the Tea House. You will find hydrangeas of all varieties decorating the garden. From the Forecourt circle to the corners of the Main Lawn, dotting the beds of the Reflecting Pool Terrace and throughout the Garden of the Gods, hydrangeas are an exuberant presence at Greenwood in July.



Visit as a Group and Save

Groups of ten or more can arrange a docent-led tour in advance. These hour-long tours cover Greenwood’s history, landscape, architecture, and horticulture. Tours conclude with a question-and-answer session. To plan your customized group tour, please submit an inquiry.



Upcoming Programs



Journaling Workship with a Focus on Writing

Sunday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Garden Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Arts and Architecture Walk

Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Greenwood Gardens

274 Old Short Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: 973.258.4026


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