Monday, October 2, 2023

October Update from Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills



The garden was a fitting backdrop against which to celebrate Greenwood’s 20th anniversary on September 22. An Enchanted Evening paid tribute to the efforts of our Founding Chairman, Peter P. Blanchard III, to create a public garden in which nature, beauty, and history could converge for all to enjoy. More than a hundred guests gathered for the festivities featuring fine foods, sparkling spirits, live jazz, silent auction bidding, and strolling in the illuminated garden. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of an oil portrait of Peter, newly commissioned by Greenwood and gifted by many generous donors. The painting, beautifully executed by Millburn artist Oscar Peterson, will hang in the Welcome Center where each year, thousands of visitors will be greeted by this image of a visionary conservationist with a dream.

With fall now upon us, the garden is changing daily. Please stop in for a visit that is sure to revitalize all your senses!




Featured Program


Peter P. Blanchard III Lecture Series

Nature's Best Hope

with Doug Tallamy

Sunday, October 8 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for Doug Tallamy’s fascinating lecture based on his New York Times’ best-selling book, Nature’s Best Hope, in which he teaches us about the critical importance of creating landscapes that enhance local ecosystems by removing invasives on our property and adding native plant communities. Dr. Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where he has authored 111 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 41 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
Made possible by a generous gift from Sofia A. Blanchard

Open to 50 participants;
$20 members; $25 non-members.





Upcoming Programs



Birder's Walk

Thursday, October 5
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 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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