Greenwood Gardens, a 28-acre non-profit public garden located in Short Hills, New Jersey, welcomes thousands of visitors annually for self-guided touring and specialized programs. A former private estate surrounded by 2,110 acres of preserved parkland, Greenwood is an enchanted hideaway, graced by terraced gardens, woodlands, meadows, grottoes, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, and winding paths dating to the early 20th century. For all who choose to come through our gates, Greenwood offers a revitalizing experience, set against a unique backdrop of nature, beauty, and history.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Greenwood Gardens as a non-profit organization, 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, whose passionate efforts, along with those of countless supporters, turned a cherished dream into reality. Since opening our gates in 2013, Greenwood continues enthusiastically fulfilling the mission to which it is dedicated: connecting people with nature in a historic garden oasis.
These monthly vignettes offer in-depth insight into aspects of nature, beauty, and history at Greenwood.