Join Us in the Garden to Celebrate
20 Years of Nature, Beauty, and History

In Tribute to the Late Peter P. Blanchard III, Founding Chairman

Friday, September 22, 2023
From 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

The Festivities

6:00 pm


Fine Passed Foods | Sparkling Spirits |
Live Jazz | Silent Auction Opens |
Strolling the Main Axis

7:30 pm


Chairman's Toast

8:00 pm


Dessert Table and Coffee

9:00 pm


An Enchanted Evening comes to an end

—Festive Garden Party Attire—
Car-Pooling Strongly Recommended

R.S.V.P. Promptly – Tickets Are Limited

Individual Tickets

Cascade $450 Each
Teahouse $300 Each



Visionary $5,000

Two event tickets, reserved premium parking, full-page ad, prominent on-site signage and verbal recognition during the event, and prime event journal listing. Businesses receive a one-time e-mail to Greenwood’s mailing list (7,700+ subscribers).

Dreamer $2,500

Two event tickets, reserved premium parking, half-page ad, prominent on-site signage and verbal recognition during the event, and event journal listing.

Conservationist $1,500

Two event tickets, reserved premium parking, quarter-page ad, on-site signage and verbal recognition during the event, and event journal listing.

Sponsorships for businesses include recognition on Greenwood’s website (62,000+ visits per year) and social media platforms (reaching 9,200 accounts).

Journal Ads

$1,200 – Full Page (5”w x 8”h)
$600 – Half Page (5”w x 3.875”h)
$300 – Quarter Page (2.375”w x 3.875”h)
$150 – Business Card

Ad Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023

E-mail ad copy files in hi-res JPG, EPS, or PDF format and text only ads as Word Document to: For business cards, attach an original to the reply card.

Donate to the Event

Make a tax-deductible donation if you cannot attend but would still like to support An Enchanted Evening or if you would like to add an additional donation.

Greenwood Gardens is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All proceeds benefit the Grow Greenwood Fund.

Peter P. Blanchard III (1951-2022)
Founding Chairman, Greenwood Gardens

The unassuming nature of the late Peter Parrott Blanchard III belied his deep well of knowledge, passionate commitment to the natural world, stunning artistic ability, and a profound sense of humanity for his fellow man. It isn’t surprising that this graduate of Princeton University and Yale University’s graduate School of Forestry, along with the dedicated and enthusiastic help of his partner in life, Sofia A. Blanchard, set out to turn the home in which he grew up into a source of revitalization for all. Peter relished sharing his love of nature and the arts with Greenwood’s visitors, skillfully leading tours and workshops about our turkeys, the art of nature journaling, the site’s geological history, and much more. Thanks to his efforts, today Greenwood Gardens is a thriving public garden, visited by thousands each year. For everything he accomplished with such abiding grace and humility over the course of twenty years, we dedicate An Enchanted Evening to Peter and look forward to celebrating with you on this special evening.

Event Sponsors


Studio 1200 Logo with Info on right


Hobbs Logo web


Event Co-Chairs
Helen Dwyer, Helen McGinley, Peggy Shilling

Benefit Committee
Kathleen Bourke – Development Committee Chair
Rachel Astalos, Elaine Becker, Judy Cash, Nancy Dougherty, Tanya Freeman, Geralyn Hagemann, Wendy Jacobs, Susan Johnson, Cynnie Kellogg, Maureen Kundtz, Pat McGinley, Mary McNett, Louise Moos, Greg Outwater, Marilyn Pfaltz, Cindy Phelan, Vicki Sanborn, Ann Tomea, Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Carl R. Woodward III

Board of Trustees
Louise Moos – Chairman
Kathleen Bourke, Nancy Dougherty, Geralyn Hagemann, Cynnie Kellogg, Ted Kundtz, Lynn Magrane, Greg Outwater, Marilyn Pfaltz, Andrew Permison, Peggy Shilling, Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Carl R. Woodward III

Emeritus Trustees
Elaine Becker, Sofia A. Blanchard, Tim Hartman, Lezette G. Proud

Advisory Board
Arthur T. Vanderbilt II and Carl R. Woodward III – Co-Chairs
James Barrett, Jane Barrett, Ceyan Birney, Ruthi Byrne, Daniel Cannizzo, Judy Cash, Paul Ciraulo, Patti Donovan, Rex Dyer, Tanya Freeman, Susan Johnson, Peter Kellogg, Scott Lamm, Susan Lowry, Janine Luke, Patti Manzi, Helen McGinley, Pat McGinley, Mary McNett, Linda Nortillo, Jeanne Weill, Marcia Zweig

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