Monday, April 3, 2023

April Update from the Executive Director of Greenwood Gardens





A New Arrangement in the Garden


Dear Ruth,

Every day now, the garden continues to wake from its winter slumber.  As if conducting a symphony, Mother Nature has been cuing the members of her orchestra, one by one, to play their part.  The “performance” began with the early debut of the snow drops and hellebores, followed by the cheerful arrival of the crocuses and daffodils. Then in a slow crescendo, the magnolias and cherry trees have started chiming in with their first white and pink buds. In just a little over a month, we will welcome you back to experience this spectacle for yourself!



There are other changes afoot.  Our facilities staff has been rearranging our collection of antique garden ornaments, moving cherubs from atop the cheek walls of the D-shaped pool to the Garden of the Gods beds. In addition, two gorgeous urns dating back to the Blanchard Era have been placed on platforms in the pool there. And two large greyhounds have been taken out of storage and now are relaxing on the cheek walls of the stairs leading down to the Croquet Lawn. By the time we open our gates on May 5, there will be much more to discover!



We look forward to welcoming you next month when you can take a revitalizing stroll through our ever-evolving landscape as well as enjoy the illuminating on-site tours, delightful concerts, and informative lectures we have in store for you.  Plan your visit and register for programs now!

See you in the garden soon!        




Upcoming Programs



Birder's Walk

Thursday, April 6

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Members Opening Day

Sunday, April 30

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Birder's Walk

Thursday, May 4

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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Opening Day

Friday, May 5

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Greenwood Gardens

274 Old Short Hills Road

Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: 973.258.4026