Welcome to Greenwood Gardens

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.

Celebrating 20 Years 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.

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.

Turning Over an Old Leaf

Learn about the role composting plays at Greenwood.

On the Job and Out in the Field

Learn more about the small flock of geese that play an important role in deterring Canada geese 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.

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