New! 2021 Fall Garden Tours
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New! 2021 Fall Garden Tours

Greenwood Gardens is open to the public for general visitation Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entry is by vehicle and advance timed ticket registration only with complimentary on-site parking. Walking tours are self-guided. Click here to purchase timed tickets.

2021 Fall Garden Tours

Experience QiGong in the Garden
Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

With Carl Klemme, QiGong Practitioner, Glow Yoga Center & PS108 Yoga
Let the peace and beauty of Greenwood Gardens enhance your introduction to QiGong with Carl, an experienced practitioner of this ancient practice utilizing movement, breathing, and mindfulness to support and enhance health, longevity, and spiritual connectivity. This session will focus on the Eight Pieces of Brocade, a classic series of movements from which anyone can benefit and will be performed in different locations throughout the gardens.
$15 members; $20 non-members
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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En Plein Air Watercolor Painting at Greenwood
Wednesdays, September 22, October 20, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Are you a watercolorist hankering for a unique setting in which to practice your art? If so, we welcome artists of every skill level to our historic garden oasis for a mid-autumn day of en plein air painting. Our century old site offers magical views, iconic Arts and Style follies, stately fountains, winding paths, bucolic ponds, and wandering geese. Artist easels are permitted, so long as pathways are not blocked or placed in the planted beds. Watercolors ONLY and drop cloth required to participate.
$10 members, $15 non-members
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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Scavenger Hunt and Tour
Friday, October 1, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hidden trinkets await discovery throughout the garden! Join us for instructions on the East Terrace, followed by a fun and challenging Scavenger Hunt in the crisp air through Greenwood’s historic landscape. A mini-tour of the inside of the Main House follows. Prizes awarded to scavenger hunt winners!
$10 members; $15 non-members and includes admission to the Garden
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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Bird Walk at Greenwood
Thursday, October 7, 2021
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join New Jersey Audubon Naturalist, Dave Hall, for a birding tour through Greenwood Gardens. Explore habitats of hardwood forests, conifer stands, and ponds. Venture into South Mountain Reservation to spy avian friends. Binoculars recommended.
$10 members; $15 non-members
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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Garden Photography for Enthusiasts
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Greenwood offers photographers an ever-evolving backdrop against which to snap nature, beauty, and history at their best. On these exclusive days reserved just for you, we invite you to capture images of our sensuous gardens, unique collection of garden statuary, antique ornaments, iconic follies, as well as our colorful and entertaining collection of turkeys, chickens, and roaming talkative geese.
$10 members; $15 non-members
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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What’s in Bloom Walk
Friday, October 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join Greenwood’s Head of Horticulture, Sonia Uyterhoeven, for an exploration of the newly renovated gardens. Learn about Greenwood’s revised planting palette and the decision-making process that was used to inform its design.
$10 members; $15 non-members; includes admission to the Garden
Adults, ages 13 and up; limited to 8 participants. Registration required.

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Experience Tai Chi in the Garden
Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

With Carl Klemme, QiGong Practitioner, Glow Yoga Center & PS108 Yoga
This session will introduce you to the ancient Chinese technique of Tai Chi, a graceful form of exercise, akin to meditation in motion, through which various self-defense forms are strung together into a fluid, slow-motion sequence. The result is a quieter mind, reduced stress and improved balance, posture, and strength. Surrounded by the beauty of Greenwood Gardens, Carl, an experienced instructor, will teach you a variety of short Tai Chi flows that you can enjoy practicing at home.
$15 members; $20 non-members
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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Autumnal Natural History Ramble in the Gardens
With Peter P. Blanchard III, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Friday, October 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Peter will lead participants through Greenwood for a walk on the wild side that will focus on seasonal changes. We’ll return to the main house for warm cider following the ramble.
$10 members; $15 non-members and includes admission to the Garden
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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Photo by Gail Waimon

The Genius of Bees – The Queen and Her City
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

With Joe Lelinho, Beekeeper, Hilltop Honey
This indoor lecture and presentation by expert beekeeper, Joe Lilenho dives deeply into the inner workings of the bee colony, providing fascinating facts about building the hive, cell creation, and the collection of nectar, pollen, water, and propolis. Learn how each bee interacts with the Queen and one another as they go about their important work in their “tidy” hive. Joe will demonstrate how the beekeeper works in conjunction with the colony to ensure the health of the hive and delicious honey production.
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 8 participants. Registration required.
$15 members; $20 non-members

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A Walk Through Greenwood’s Past
Fridays, October 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join Greenwood Staff and Volunteers on a meandering walk through the Garden to learn a century’s worth of history about the unique families whose sensibilities paved the way for the architecture and gardens of the Greenwood of today.
$10 members; $15 non-members;  includes admission to the Garden
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 8 participants. Registration required.
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Walking and Talking Greenwood’s Trees and Winter ID
With Scott Lamm, Arborist, Sav-A-Tree
Friday, November 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

With Scott Lamm, Certified Arborist, Sav-A-Tree
Take a walk through the garden on a crisp November morning with expert arborist Scott Lamm as he identifies the trees of Greenwood Gardens. Scott will share his nearly 50 years of experience on the property and will cover such topics as how to care for trees, detect potential damage, pinpoint issues, and plan for the long-term health of your trees.
$10 members; $15 non-members and includes admission to the Garden
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to eight participants. Registration required.

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