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Prepare to be captivated on a stroll through the garden in August!
Greenwood has flourished this summer, the result of the more than
generous rainfall we have been receiving. There is a literal
symphony of varied textures, hues, and scents to revitalize all
The gardens have been busy with
activity this summer. Over 100 volunteers from Livingston-based
accounting firm Clifton Larson Allen (CLS) provided 300 hours of
service helping to weed and mulch in the West Woods and the London
plane allée. The impact of CLA’s employees is surpassed only
by their enthusiastic work ethic and positive attitude.
Also, Greenwood members enjoyed an
engaging and informative tour of the parking lot and rain garden
provided by Rich Murphy, Deputy Director, and Sonia Uyterhoeven,
Head of Horticulture.
There is more to enjoy in the
garden this summer. Please join us!
See you soon,
Abby O'Neill Executive Director
Group Tours in the
Garden Are Available!
Reserve a one-hour docent-led guided walking tour
for ten or more visitors and learn about the history, landscape,
horticulture, and architecture of this 1920s Arts and Crafts-style
garden. You and your group are welcome to bring a bag lunch and eat
on-site in Adelaide’s, our covered outdoor Pavilion, or to dine at
one of the area’s local eateries.
Tours available Monday
– Sunday from May through November. Reservations must be made in advance.
understanding about the garden’s evolution during the short slide
presentation, From Pleasant Days to Greenwood, a
Century of Change in the Garden, narrated by Executive
Director, Abby O’Neill. Then join a 45-minute guided walking
tour of the grounds led by our volunteer docents who will share
details about the site’s history, landscape, and
architecture. In the process, participants will learn about
the impact two families – the Days and the Blanchards – had on the
property and how their efforts set the stage for the Greenwood of
today. The tour ends with discussion time and Q & A
Open to 30 participants. $15 members; $20 non-members.
your preferred mode of creating art, en plein air artists of all
skill levels are invited to practice at Greenwood on this day.
Watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, photography, sketching, and
journaling are welcome. Our century-old site offers magical views,
iconic Arts & Crafts follies, stately fountains, and ample
space in which to feel at home. What’s more, you might meet up with
a skilled photographer for a mini-workshop, a professional botanic
artist who can provide some special tips, or former students of our
beloved Co-founder, the late Peter P. Blanchard III, who can share
the special methodologies and principals he developed over his
lifetime growing up on the estate. Artist easels and tripods are
permitted provided they are not placed in the planted beds and
pathways are not blocked. Drop cloths required for painting.