March Storms Delay Spring Opening

SPRING PROGRAMS & EVENTS WILL CONTINUE
Short Hills and its surrounding communities were hard hit by last month’s ferocious storms and not surprisingly, Greenwood Gardens is one of many locations that have suffered from these unexpected natural events. Downed trees, broken limbs and branches, and crushed hedges, shrubs and fences are among the damages to the property.

Based on the professional assessment of our tree expert, Greenwood has decided to delay both our Member Preview Day and Opening Day, April 27 and May 3, respectively, until complete clean-up and pruning can take place. We invite all members of the Greenwood community to check our website and Facebook page for daily updates on when you’ll be able to stroll freely throughout the garden and our continuing program schedule. CLICK HERE to check out all the programs you can continue to enjoy at Greenwood, including our Spring Benefit and Luncheon and Members Jazz Picnic!

“Art in Bloom” Flower Show

Wednesday, April 25
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a small standard flower show hosted by the
Short Hills Home Garden Club. Please click on the invitation at right to view it larger.
$5 Greenwood Gardens Members; $10 Non-members; Free to SHHGC Members. Tickets may be purchased onsite.

Vinyassa Yoga with Debby Kaminsky

Mondays, April 30; May 7, 14, 21
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Join Debby Kaminsky, founder of Newark Yoga Movement, for yoga-in-the-garden! Whether you are a beginner or advanced Yogi, this class is sure to provide benefits to your health, flexibility and overall well-being. During inclement weather, classes will be held in the comfort of the Main House. Registration required. Must have a minimum of 10 participants to run these classes. $10 members; $15 non-members.

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Rookwood: Art, Architecture and Art Pottery Talk & Walk with Ulysses Grant Dietz

Sunday, May 20
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Learn the history and significance behind the marvelous collection of Greenwood Gardens’ Rookwood ceramic ornaments with Ulysses Dietz, Interim Co-Director, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum. Then, take a walk outside to discover these magnificent artworks throughout the garden. Many “never-before-seen” Rookwood ceramics from Greenwood’s former buildings will be on display afterward in the Main House. Enjoy perusing these during a wine and cheese reception. $45 members $55 non-members. Registration required.

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Spring Benefit & Luncheon Honoring Greenwood Trustee Louise Moos

Greenwood will be honoring Greenwood Trustee Louise Moos at our Spring Benefit and Luncheon in the garden on May 23. A long-time friend and supporter, Louise is a former educator who also was a principal of a landscape design company. Greenwood has been the beneficiary of her experience and wisdom which she has applied in her roles as an active member of our Executive and Governance Committees. A delicious lunch catered by Holly Guber, floral designs by Kathleen Bourke and Judy Yarnell, and a special silent auction are among the features of this special event to recognize such a valuable member of the Greenwood family.
TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS click here to download and print: INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GREENWOOD GARDENS SPRING BENEFIT & LUNCHEON
Or phone 973.258.4026

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES click here to download and print: SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES GREENWOOD GARDENS SPRING BENEFIT & LUNCHEON
Or phone 973.258.4026

Nature Writing with Greenwood Gardens Founder, Peter P. Blanchard III

Saturday, May 26
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Peter P. Blanchard III, naturalist, writer and painter, has explored Greenwood since his childhood here. Join him as he shares his passion for nature through the craft of nature writing. Peter will guide you through exercises in written observation and expression and through readings from the work of established authors. Writing pads, pencils and pens will be supplied. Bring passages to share from your favorite author(s). $10 members; $15 non-members Registration required.

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Mini Conference: Plight of the Pollinators & Beyond the Bloom

Wednesday, May 30
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Session 1: 10:00 -11:30 a.m.: Plight of the Pollinators – Natives to the Rescue: Learn what “native plants” are, why pollinators need them and the which ones pollinators depend on for their survival.
11:30-12:30 Lunch
Session 2: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Beyond the Bloom: Go “beyond” seeing gardens as a collection of pretty flowers. Learn simple steps for turning your garden into a pollinator friendly habitat.
Registration required. $20 members; $25 non-members for each session; Lunch optional: $15
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Edible Herbal Containers

Friday, June 1
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Create your own delectable herbal container with Greenwood’s Head of Horticulture, Sonia Uyterhoeven. Explore some common and uncommon herbs and exchange favorite recipes and tips for storing and preparing herbs. You will take home your own creative container of herbs and spring flowers that will be functional as well as beautiful. $25members; $30 non-members. Registration required. Registration is required

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Plant Walk – June 11

Monday, June 11
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Upcoming Plant Walks: July, August, September, October

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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Cell Phone Photography Workshop, with professional photographer, Joy Yagid

Tuesday, June 12
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 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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Members Jazz Picnic

Saturday, June 16
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

We are thrilled to announce that this year, we will dedicate the Jazz Picnic to the memory of the late former Governor Brendan T. Byrne and his wife Ruthi who, together, have been responsible for bringing significant financial support to benefit Greenwood Gardens and our programs. A special tribute will include jazz renditions of popular show music that Governor Byrne so dearly enjoyed throughout his life. Bring your own picnic, blanket, beverage and seating. There will be a Picnic Display competition this year. Greenwood supplies soft drinks and cupcakes.
Valet parking available to first 70 cars registered.
Ticket Prices: Greenwood Gardens members: $20 per person; non-members: $30 per person; Children under 12 free.
Tickets can be purchased starting May 16.

En Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 27

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.

Nature’s Wellness: Rejuvenate at Greenwood Gardens with Wellness Expert Miriam Belov, MAT, RMT

Thursday, June 28
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Do you often feel over stimulated by our modern day world? In the tranquility of our historic setting, join in this two hour retreat for mind, body and spirit. Learn powerful tools for healthier living as you connect to the Gardens’ soothing, healing energy under a full moon. $25 members; $35 non-memberRegistration required.

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Plant Walk – July 18

Wednesday, June 18
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Upcoming Plant Walks: August, September, October

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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