All the Presidents’ Gardens Talk & Book Signing with author, Marta McDowell

Sunday, February 25
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Award winning author Marta McDowell will share rare glimpses into Presidential pastimes and little-known facts of how the 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history. Refreshingly light-hearted and nonpartisan, McDowell reveals how the story of the presidential garden is also the story of America. Starting with plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden. History buffs will revel in the fascinating tidbits about Lincoln’s goats, Ike’s putting green, Jackie’s iconic roses, and Amy Carter’s tree house. Gardeners will enjoy the information on the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all.
Registration required. $25 members; $35 non-members or $50 members; $60 non-members, with book.

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Spring Floral Arrangements with Betsy Karetnick

Friday, March 9
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join former Martha Stewart lifestyle radio host and professional floral designer, Betsy Karetnick of The Portable Garden for a hands-on lesson in what to do with the best blooms of the season. From using potted plants to prepping tulips, learn about flower selection, and design for long-lasting arrangements. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves to create a holiday friendly spring basket for gifting or keeping! Registration required. $45 members; $55 non-members.

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An Evening with Laura Benanti at SOPAC

Friday, March 10
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Get swept away with the musical talents of one of Broadway’s most acclaimed leading ladies, Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominee, Laura Benanti. Enjoy transportation from Greenwood to South Orange Performing Arts Center, cocktail hour and a fabulous show. Limited to 28 tickets- act soon!
$100 per person
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Dragonflies & Arachnids with John Black, President of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey

Wednesday, April 4
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for this mini conference exploring two fascinating and unique insect genera with Master Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide, John Black. Register for one or both sessions and purchase lunch on our website at greenwoodgardens.org. Registration required. $20 members; $25 non-members for each session; Lunch optional: $15

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Art Forms in Nature with Karen Fuchs

Saturday, April 7
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Please join us for this inspiring workshop by teaching artist and designer Karen Fuchs. The beauty, design and function of forms in the natural world such as branching, the Fibonacci spiral, and star-radial will be explored. Participants will observe and study these growth patterns, draw from specimens and images, and create an art project based on these concepts. Registration required. $25 members; $35 non-members.

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

Saturday, April 22
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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Opening Day

Thursday, May 3
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Stroll the grounds, enjoy the views and spring flowers in the garden. Learn about upcoming events and workshops from Greenwood staff and board members as we celebrate our spring opening!
Free to members and children under 12; $10 non-members; $5 sixty-five+ and students with ID.
Registration not required.

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Garden Conservancy Open Days

Saturday, May 5
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy Greenwood at a reduced admission rate of $7.00. Explore the historic landscape, and meet our Tennessee Fainting goats. Refreshments will be served on the East Terrace with a view of the 2,100 acre South Mountain Reservation. Free to members; $7 non-members. Registration not required