Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors, reservations are required in advance.

Know Before You Go

  • All ticket holders must arrive within 15 minutes of their indicated time slot. Last entry is at 3:30 p.m. The garden closes at 5:00 p.m.
  • Visitors arrive by car and proceed through the gate, stopping along the way at our ticket kiosk.
  • Present a copy of your pre-reserved entrance receipt or announce yourself to our ticket attendant. You will be provided with our Garden Guide, a self-guided walking tour pamphlet with map and garden etiquette, to help you navigate through the garden. You may also download the Guide in advance by clicking here.
  • Once you are checked in, you will be directed to our parking areas.
  • Comfortable outdoor walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended.
  • To help protect yourself against ticks, which are prevalent in New Jersey, please use tick spray and check yourself for ticks after leaving.

Please observe the following rules of Garden Etiquette:

  • Wear a face-covering.
  • Maintain a six (6)-foot distance from other visitors.
  • The only animals permitted in the garden are certified service animals.  
  • Strollers are not permitted in the garden; stroller parking is available on the East Terrace.
  • At all times, children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Use of photography equipment is limited to cell phones and pocket-sized cameras only.
  • Keep cell phones in silent mode so all visitors can enjoy our quiet oasis.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not permitted.
  • No food or beverages, except for personal water bottles, are permitted on-site.
  • Remove all personal trash when you depart.
  • At all times, clothing and shoes must be worn.

The following are not permitted:

  • Formal posed photography
  • Obstructing pathways
  • Entering ponds or water features
  • Entering areas that are roped off
  • Picking flowers
  • Entering or disturbing plant beds
  • Tree climbing
  • Feeding, chasing, or provoking wildlife
  • Picnicking in the garden
  • Blankets, chairs, and sunbathing
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Playing active sports
  • Playing audible music
  • Flying drones
  • Smoking
  • Making fires
  • Event gathering

Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your visit to Greenwood Gardens!

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