Welcome to Greenwood Gardens

Greenwood Gardens is a treasured 28-acre public garden, located in Short Hills, New Jersey, approximately 25 miles west of New York City.  A former private estate, Greenwood is an enchanted hideaway, graced with terraced gardens, woodlands, meadows, grottoes, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, and winding paths.  Through our mission of connecting people with nature in a historic garden oasis, Greenwood offers all who drive through our gates a restorative sense of nature, beauty, and history every time they visit.

Celebrating 20 Years of Nature, Beauty, and History!

We are excited to celebrate 2023, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Greenwood Gardens, a major milestone in our history. Preserving this property to benefit future generations was the clear vision of our Co-founders, the late Peter P. Blanchard III and his wife Sofia, who incorporated the organization as a non-profit in 2003. Their dream became a reality, thanks to their hard work and inspiration, not to mention that of so many others: a passionate founding Board of Trustees, active volunteers, experts from the Garden Conservancy, a dedicated staff, loyal members, and of course, visitors like you!
Learn More About the History of Greenwood Gardens


May 5 – Nov 4, 2023
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Last entry 3:30 p.m.

Plan Your Visit


Members & children under 3: free
Adults (13 to 64): $15
Seniors (65+) and students with ID: $10
Children (3 to 12): $5
Advance Registration is Required

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274 Old Short Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078

T: 973-258-4026


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Notes from the Garden

These monthly vignettes offer in-depth insight into aspects of nature, beauty, and history at Greenwood.

If These Walls Could Talk!

Greenwood is home to a beautiful example of Zuber wallpaper originally designed in 1804. Learn more about this historic wall covering.

Purposeful Layering for a Dramatic Garden

When selecting and combining plants to craft the captivating and dynamic spaces visitors love at Greenwood Gardens, we take into consideration a variety of elements that will be sure to delight the senses, including texture, size, and color.

Volunteers of a Different Sort

Self-sowers, as the name suggests, reproduce without human intervention, learn more about these plants at Greenwood Gardens.

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