Barnyard Tour with Rich Murphy, Director of Operations

Friday, September 29
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meet Lilac and Lily, our Tennessee Fainting goats along with our chickens and Chinese geese – maybe even a sighting of our barnyard cat, Buddy. Get an “insiders” tour of a remnant of the former estate currently off limits to visitors, but so important to the history of the Gardens. Free to members; $5 non-members Registration required.

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Cell Phone Photography Workshop, with professional photographer, Joy Yagid

Saturday, September 30
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

This class will enable you to improve your skills with the phone you use every day. Learn to take better pictures of family and friends, both portrait and action shots. Learn tips on storage and backup. Download SNAPSEED app prior to class and come with plenty of storage for taking photos. $45 members; $55 non-members. Registration required.

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Cooking with Rachel Weston: Farmers Market Finds

Tuesday, October 3
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, and other colorful and unusual crops being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cook them from Rachel Weston, renowned chef, culinary educator, and author.

Part 1 of a series of 3 workshops. Click on the links below to learn about and register for the other two:
The Iconic Jersey Tomato, Tuesday, October 10
Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

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Bird Walk – October 5

Thursday, October 5
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join NJ Audubon Naturalist, Dave Hall, for a birding tour of Greenwood Gardens. Explore habitats of hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows and venture into South Mountain Reservation.

$10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required.

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Cooking with Rachel Weston: The Iconic Jersey Tomato

Tuesday, October 10
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the most anticipated joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Learn about the tomato’s lore, its true origins, and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. There will be a tasting of locally grown heirloom tomatoes. Presented by Rachel Weston, renowned chef, culinary educator, and author. Part 2 of a series of 3 workshops.
Click on the links below to learn about and register for the other two:
Farmers Market Finds, Tuesday, October 3
Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

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Twilight Tour – October 10

Tuesday, October 10
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Additional Twilight Tours (click on the date to register):
October 10

Twilight in the garden is a magical time, and fall color is spectacular as the sun sets. Enjoy wine and cheese on the East Terrace at 6:00 p.m. and a guided walk through the gardens that begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. Rain or shine. $15 members; $20 non-members. Registration required.

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dSLR Photography in the Garden Workshop

Saturday, October 14
10:30 a.m. – 12:30

Have a dSLR? This class is for you. Learn technical and artistic skills beyond the auto function with local professional photographer, Joy Yagid. Joy will teach you about your camera’s functions and ways to capture moments like a pro. Class comes with free email tech support. $50 members; $60 non-members. Registration required.

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History & Harvest Celebration

Sunday, October 15
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Rain date, Sunday, October 22

Celebrate the season with good old-fashioned autumn food and fun! Enjoy games, the Great Apple Hunt, sack races, seasonal delights and music by the Soulfege A Cappella choir. Delve into the history of this century-old estate. Decorate a pumpkin or participate in the scarecrow contest*. Pony rides, face-painting and more!
$20 per family by October 14 includes 5 activity tickets on the day
$25 per family at the door. Adults: $10 Children: $5 Children under 12: Free
*Enter by October 1 – email smurphy@greenwoodgardens.org for contest form.

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Cooking with Rachel Weston: Preserve the Season

Tuesday, October 17
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products. Presented by Rachel Weston, renowned chef, culinary educator, and author. Part 3 of a series of 3 workshops.
Click on the links below to learn about and register for the other two:
Farmers Market Finds, Tuesday, October 3
The Iconic Jersey Tomato, Tuesday, October 10
Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Click here to register for one or all 3 workshops:
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En Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, October 18

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the New Jersey Society of En Plein Air artists for a day of painting and drawing “in the open air”. All artists welcome! Watercolors only, please bring drop cloth. Free admission. Registration not required.

“Hi”-drangea with Betsy Karetnick, owner of The Portable Garden

Sunday, October 22
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This class led by former Martha Stewart radio host Betsy Karetnick addresses the eternal sentiment: “I don’t have any luck with hydrangea”. Learn the secrets to successful hydrangeas inside and out. We will start outside by explaining how to grow and care for hydrangeas. Learn why sometimes the prettiest ones don’t bloom. This class will show how to work with grocery store hydrangeas that fail when you least expect it. Plenty of design ideas to boot! DIY for your next party! $45 members; $55 non-members. Registration required.

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Plant Walk – October 25

Wednesday, October 25
11:00 a.m. – Noon

Treat yourself to an up close and personal view of Greenwood Gardens throughout the season. Join Head of Horticulture, Sonia Uyterhoeven, for a monthly plant walk. Familiarize yourself with the wonderful collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and the ever-changing annual displays in the garden. Ice tea and cookies will be provided at the mid-morning walks, and a glass of wine will be served at the evening walks. Bring family and friends along to enjoy the beauty of Greenwood.Free to members; $5 non-members. Registration is required

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Autumnal Arrangements

Friday, October 27
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Create a beautiful autumn centerpiece with interesting plant material collected from the garden and purchased from a local vendor. $50 Members; $60 non-members. Registration required.

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Haunted Greenwood with founder Peter P. Blanchard III

Sunday, October 29

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Come spook and be spooked; learn about Greenwood’s own peculiar stories of possible hauntings; bring readings and/or personal stories to share. We’ll walk around in the semi-dark and then gather in a “suspected” haunted house – the 1925 Cottage! $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required.

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Garden Photography for Enthusiasts – November 1

Wednesday, November 1
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Come photograph Greenwood Gardens in morning light, Tuesday, September 5 from 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. using your smartphone, point and shoot or Dslr cameras. Please: NO commercial, wedding, or professional portrait photography allowed. Free to members; $10 non-members Registration required.

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Plants for Autumn Interest with Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens

Thursday, November 2
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Learn about autumn perennials and annuals. This lecture covers how to fill your borders with interesting color palettes, and design and care tips. An adjunct professor in Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University, Bruce Crawford designs and manages the 180 acres of the Rutgers Gardens. $20 members; $30 non-members Registration required.

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