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Notes from the Garden

These monthly vignettes offer in-depth insight into aspects of nature, beauty, and history at Greenwood. Join our mailing list to receive them directly to your inbox.

History Beneath Our Feet

Greenwood is home to a collection of Fulper tiles in burnished shades of orange, green and blue.

Magnificent Evergreen Magnolias

The large and fragrant blossoms of the Magnolia grandiflora are a summertime delight.

A Passion for Peonies

As the season transitions from spring into summer, Greenwood’s peonies begin to open, providing an intriguing and delightful variety of colors and forms.

Spring Magnolias

Saucer and star magnolias are some of the first trees to bloom in the spring. Learn more about these beautiful trees at Greenwood.

Beauty in the Details

Learn about tree bark and the remarkable variety of textures, patterns and colors you can find in our collection of trees on your next visit to Greenwood.

Winter Scents

People are often surprised to learn that there are flowers that naturally bloom in the middle of winter. Learn more about three of the winter blooms we have here at Greenwood.

The Beauty of Greenwood

Please enjoy this video featuring the beauty of Greenwood Gardens during 2021. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

The Sustaining Role of Leaves

Leaves provide much more than oxygen and shade. Learn the role leaves play in nature and what happens to them at Greenwood.

Talking Turkeys at Greenwood

The turkeys are Greenwood quite the showmen, fanning their tails and dragging their wings for female turkeys and visitors alike.

Greenwood’s Rookwood Legacy

The Rookwood tiles and ornaments decorating our Teahouse, Summer House and grottoes is one of the largest outdoor collections.

Candelabras and Conkers

Our Summer House is flanked by four Horse Chestnut trees. In this month’s Notes from the Garden, we explore the history and significance of these majestic trees as they come into bloom at Greenwood.

Treasuring the Sakura Moment

Japanese cherry trees signal a vibrant welcome to spring at Greenwood. In this month’s Notes from the Garden, we focus on these blossoms that have long captivated the world.

Living Fossils

Once only known through fossil records, the dawn redwood has become one of the world’s great conservation stories. Learn more about their interesting history.

The Important Role of Snow in the Garden

Though it may not be everyone’s favorite form of precipitation, snow plays an important role in the gardens. Learn about how snow protects, nourishes, and insulates the plants at Greenwood.

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