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Greenwood Gardens invites you to enjoy all the benefits that are offered to members. Members receive free admission; early notice of and discounted tickets to programs, workshops, and other events; reciprocal membership privileges at more than 300 gardens; and other benefits, depending on your level of support.

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Membership Levels and Benefits

Basic Benefits of Membership

• Free admission
• Invitations to special Members-only events and programs, including the Annual Jazz Picnic and select summer evenings
• Subscription to Greenwood News
• Advance notice of and discounted tickets to programs, workshops, and other events at Greenwood
• Acknowledgment of your support in annual donor listing in Greenwood News
• Reciprocal membership benefits at more than 300 participating gardens and arboreta nationwide through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program (Click here for more information)
• Invitations to exclusive fundraising events
Subscription to Better Homes & Gardens magazine

INDIVIDUAL $60 (contribution is fully tax deductible)
• Basic Benefits extended to one adult

CONTRIBUTOR $100 (contribution is fully tax deductible)
• Basic Benefits extended to two adults at one mailing address
• Free admission for up to 4 children under the age of 18 when accompanied by member

BENEFACTOR $250 ($240 is tax deductible)
• Basic Benefits extended to two adults at one mailing address
• Free admission for up to 4 children under the age of 18 when accompanied by member
• One complimentary ticket to a Greenwood Gardens public program or workshop, subject to availability
• Two one-time use guest passes for admission

PATRON $500 ($480 is tax deductible)
• Basic Benefits extended to two adults at one mailing address
• Free admission for up to 4 children under the age of 18 when accompanied by member
• Two complimentary tickets to a Greenwood Gardens public program or workshop, subject to availability
• Four one-time use guest passes for admission
• One Contributor gift membership to be sent to the recipient of your choice

GREENWOOD SOCIETY $1,000 ($970 is tax deductible)
• Basic Benefits extended to two adults at one mailing address
• Free admission for up to 4 children under the age of 18 when accompanied by member
• Three complimentary tickets to a Greenwood Gardens public program or workshop, subject to availability
• Six one-time use guest passes for admission
• One Contributor gift membership to be sent to the recipient of your choice
• Exclusive invitation to visit a private garden

GARDEN FELLOW $5,000 and up ($4,970 is tax deductible)
• Basic Benefits extended to two adults at one mailing address
• Free admission for up to 4 children under the age of 18 when accompanied by member
• Four complimentary tickets to a Greenwood Gardens public program or workshop, subject to availability
• Six one-time use guest passes for admission
• One Contributor gift membership to be sent to the recipient of your choice
• Exclusive invitation to visit a private garden
• Eligibility to host a private event at Greenwood, subject to availability (Rental fee and all catering, décor, and other event-related costs are additional.)
• A private tour of the gardens led by Greenwood’s Director of Horticulture for you and up to 10 guests, by appointment

Additional Ways to Give
In addition to dues you can make a contribution; we can participate in your company’s matching gift program; you can make a gift of stock; and/or you can include Greenwood Gardens in your estate plans. Please follow the Donor Link for more information.

Volunteer at Greenwood Gardens

Volunteers are highly valued members of Greenwood’s team. We depend on volunteers to help in the gardens, act as docents and lead tours, help with administrative duties, conduct research, and much more. If you are interested in being part of an energetic and knowledgeable team, contact us and we will be happy to try and find the right place for you and your talents! Call 973-258-4026 or write to info@greenwoodgardens.org Or, click below to download, print and fill out our:Volunteer Application Form.

Please return by post to:
Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078

We invite outgoing individuals who enjoy nature, local history, and
working with the public to become Volunteer Docents for the 2015 Season.

Trained Volunteer Docents help educate the public and enhance the visitor experience by leading groups of 12 or less on 45 minute walking tours focusing on Greenwood’s history, conservation, horticulture and stewardship. Qualified applicants will attend a day of training and work with a mentor until they are ready to lead tours on their own. Tours are scheduled on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. throughout the open season,and on weekdays by appointment in the spring and fall.

Volunteer Docent Requirements
* Friendly, outgoing, courteous individuals who enjoy working with the public
* Prompt and reliable
* Desire to learn more about the history of Greenwood
* Desire to learn more about programs and membership and enthusiasm to share with others
* Desire to familiarize oneself with plant names and recognition
* Enthusiastic to participate in training and group meetings
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Willingness to interact with all persons regardless of age
* Able to walk safely throughout the Gardens with stairs and inclines while leading group tours
* Attend training seminar at Greenwood Gardens
* Commit to volunteering

Volunteer Docent Responsibilities
* Act as a representative of Greenwood Gardens
* Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled tour for preparation
* Docents asked to lead at least 5 tours within a year
* Greet and educate the public; assist guests with orientation to the Gardens
* Wear the appropriate docent uniform (shirt provided)
* Arrange for alternate docent if you cannot attend
* Engage tour groups and keep tour on schedule
* Know the emergency procedures
* Respond to and assist visitors in emergency situations
* Encourage visitors to consider membership and promote program attendance
* Assist with refreshments for groups and visitors
* Assist during events and high visitation days
* Attend volunteer functions and meetings