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Programs – June & July

Programs – June & July

Program Calendar – June & July

June 2022

Spring Trees in Bloom Walk

Tuesday, June 7
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

with Scott Lamm, Certified Arborist, Sav-A-Tree
Spend a fascinating hour and a half with Greenwood’s trusted, long-time arborist as he offers an up-close and detailed look at trees and their blooms. Learn about the health of the trees at Greenwood as Scott shares interesting facts and information only an expert would know.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members

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Experience Qigong in the Garden

Thursday, June 9
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 experience with Qigong. This ancient practice utilizes movement, breathing, and mindfulness to support and enhance health, longevity, and spiritual connectivity. An experienced Qigong instructor, Carl will focus this session on the Eight Pieces of Brocade, a classic series of movements from which anyone can benefit. These movements will be performed in different locations throughout the gardens. Beginners welcome.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$15 members; $20 non-members

Lecture: The Evolution of a Historic Garden: Stewardship, Design and Direction for the Future

Sunday, June 12
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

with Sonia Uyterhoeven, Head of Horticulture
Gardens are dynamic in nature – sometimes evolving slowly and sometimes moving at a rapid pace. Over the past several years, Greenwood Gardens has made profound changes to the landscape. Head of Horticulture, Sonia Uyterhoeven, will discuss the vision and the planning that went into the process of revitalizing the gardens – a process that is continuing to unfold.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 70 attendees 

$20 members; $25 non-members

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Bird Walk

Thursday, June 16
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

with Dave Hall, New Jersey Audubon Naturalist
Venture into the garden with Dave, well-known naturalist, who will discuss the various species of birds that visit the quiet woodlands of Greenwood and the surrounding 2,100 acres of protected parkland – South Mountain Reservation. Immerse yourself in nature as you walk through this natural habitat that is home to many of our avian friends.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members
Register

Photo: Joshua J. Cotten

Talking Turkeys

Saturday, June 18
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

with Peter P. Blanchard III, Greenwood Co-founder and Naturalist
Enjoy the company of our feathered friends – Greenwood’s collection of turkeys and chickens! Peter’s talk will explore the interactions between animals and humans as well as cover interesting facts about turkeys and their behavior. An optional tour of the barns will follow.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members

Register

Twilight Tour and Croquet

Tuesday, June 216:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

With a glass of wine in hand, stroll through the Main Axis. Take part in a friendly game of croquet, harking back to the early 1900s when the Day family enjoyed this area of the garden. We’ll discuss the changes in the landscape over the years in this part of the garden known as the “Croquet Terrace” and revel in nature on this Summer Solstice.

Limited to 12 participants.

$20 members; $25 non-members

Jazz in the Garden
May 20: Don Braden Quartet
June 24: Abel Mireles & LatiNext
July 22: Vanessa Perea Quintet

Jazz in the Garden Concert Series

Abel Mireles & LatiNext

Sponsored by Stone Mountain Properties

 

Friday, June 24
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for the second in a series of three intimate outdoor jazz concerts set on the West Terrace of historic Greenwood Gardens, a 28-acre formal garden and former estate built during the Jazz Age.

Abel Mireles is a Mexican-American saxophonist, composer, educator and entrepreneur. His “LatiNext” project is a blend of Mexican folkloric music and jazz. The ensemble is comprised of members that share cultural influences and diversity. Through this unique project Abel explores the experience of the Mexican-American community in New York City and how its cultural influences contribute to the essence of the metropolis.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and attendees are invited to stroll through the garden before the concert begins. Wine and cheese will be served under the tent on the West Terrace at 6:00 p.m. before the music starts at 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy an hour and a half of some of the finest jazz in town in a unique and beautiful outdoor setting!

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 70 attendees

$30 members; $35 non-members

Sponsored By Stone Mountain Properties

-SOLD OUT-

Journaling Workshop with a Focus on Writing

Sunday, June 26
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

with Peter P. Blanchard III, Greenwood Co-founder and Naturalist
Explore the power of writing as a means of describing the natural world and capturing your emotional responses to it. Beginners are most welcome! Please bring a pen or pencil and writing pad.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 8 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members

Register

July 2022

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, July 13
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

with Stephanie Murphy, Public Engagement Manager
Hidden trinkets await discovery throughout the garden! Can you find them all? Join us for a fun and challenging scavenger hunt through Greenwood’s historic landscape. We will begin with instructions on the East Terrace. After the hunt, enjoy a glass of wine while we discuss your findings and award those who completed the hunt with a prize!

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$15 members; $20 non-members

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Arts and Architecture Walk

Tuesday, July 19
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

What do “whale-back,” “Rookwood,” and “Della Robbia” mean? Learn about these terms and more on this fascinating walk through the garden. Discover the differences between the three homes that have graced the property and hear about the history of the iconic structures that dot the site.  Find hidden ceramics and magnificent gates that make up our fascinating collection.  A tour of the first floor of the Main House includes a discussion of the elegant Zuber wallpaper, and interior art pieces original to the home.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members

Register

Jazz in the Garden
May 20: Don Braden Quartet
June 24: Abel Mireles & LatiNext
July 22: Vanessa Perea Quintet

Jazz in the Garden Concert Series

Vanessa Perea Quintet featuring Robert Edwards

Sponsored by Stone Mountain Properties

 

Friday, July 22
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for the third in a series of three intimate outdoor jazz concerts set on the West Terrace of historic Greenwood Gardens, a 28-acre formal garden and former estate built during the Jazz Age.

Vanessa Perea will take the stage with her quintet, featuring Robert Edwards on trombone. Vanessa is a NYC-based jazz vocalist whose style embodies the tradition of the masters, with a beautiful sound, sweeping range, and heavy swing feel. She has performed with jazz greats including George Cables, Dwayne Burno, Pasquale Grasso, Adam Birnbaum, and many others.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and attendees are invited to stroll through the garden before the concert begins. Wine and cheese will be served under the tent on the West Terrace at 6:00 p.m. before the music starts at 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy an hour and a half of some of the finest jazz in town in a unique and beautiful outdoor setting!

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 70 attendees

$30 members; $35 non-members

Sponsored By Stone Mountain Properties

-SOLD OUT-

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