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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!
Peter P. Blanchard III Lecture Series
Nature's Best Hope
with Doug Tallamy
October 8 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.