Programs – June & July

Program Calendar – June & July

June 2023

Birder’s Walk

Thursday, June 13
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

With Dave Hall, Naturalist, New Jersey Audubon

Venture into the garden for an immersive experience with this avian expert who will talk about the varied species of birds that visit Greenwood’s peaceful woodlands and the surrounding 2,100 acres of South Mountain Reservation’s protected parkland. End the morning with a visit to the Greenwood gift shop.

$15 per person

Open to 15 participants

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New For Members in 2024!

MEMBER HOURS

Thursday, June 13
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

We have set aside exclusive hours just for members to spend time in the garden. Bring a book, sketch pad, or just yourself! Wander the grounds in search of all that is blooming in the garden.

Free to members

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July 2023

For Members

THE BOOK GROUP AT GREENWOOD GARDENS

Tuesday, June 18
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

With Patti Manzi, Moderator and Greenwood Advisory Board Member

Enjoy a guided discussion of a preselected book with a theme reflective of one or more aspects of Greenwood’s focus on nature, beauty, and history. Light refreshments will be served. The Book Group at Greenwood Gardens meets quarterly. Book to be determined.

Free to members

Open to 16 members

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New For Members in 2024!

MEMBER HOURS

Thursday, July 11
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

We have set aside exclusive hours just for members to spend time in the garden. Bring a book, sketch pad, or just yourself! Wander the grounds in search of all that is blooming in the garden.

Free to members

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TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN

Thursday, July 18
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

With Carl Klemme, Owner, Glow Yoga Center

Lean into 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 in 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, our experienced instructor will demonstrate a variety of short Tai Chi flows that you can enjoy practicing at home.

$15 members; $20 non-members

Open to 15 participants

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Music in the Garden Concert Series

Vanessa Perea Quintet

Friday, July 19
Rain date Saturday, July 20

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Generously Sponsored by Stone Mountain Properties

In this intimate outdoor jazz concert, 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. Attendees are invited to stroll through the garden starting at 5:30, and complimentary 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.

$50 members; $55 non-members

Open to 90 attendees

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Creative Arts Day

En Plein Air Painting, Sketching, and Photography for Enthusiasts  

Wednesday, July 24
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Whatever your preferred mode of creating art, en plein air artists of all skill levels are invited to practice at Greenwood on this day. Use of watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, photography, sketching, and journaling are welcome. There are limited slots for oil painting, due to the sensitive nature of the garden. Our century-old site offers magical views, iconic Arts & Crafts follies, stately fountains, and ample space in which to feel at home. What’s more, you might meet up with a skilled photographer for a mini-workshop, a professional botanic artist who can provide some special tips, or former students of our beloved Co-founder, the late Peter P. Blanchard III, who can share the special methodologies and principals he developed over his lifetime growing up on the estate. Artist easels and tripods are permitted provided they are not placed in the planted beds and pathways are not blocked. Drop cloths required for painting.

$10 members; $15 non-members

Open to 25 participants (includes five oil painting slots)

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Gatsby Date Night

Thursday, July 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Take your date on a romantic stroll through this century-old garden with a glass of bubbly and nibbles in hand. Step back in time to imagine how life and nature were celebrated during the 1920’s when the Day family lived on the property and entertained guests.

$50 per couple

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STORY TIME IN THE GARDEN

Sunday, July 28
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

With Abby O’Neill, Executive Director

Children (suggested ages 4-7) will find themselves in a magical part of our garden and will have the opportunity to listen to nature-themed story books. Children will be provided with a juice box and light refreshments. Session held weather permitting.

Free with admission to the Garden

Open to 15; parent/caregiver must be present throughout the session

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PETER P. BLANCHARD III LECTURE SERIES

Wild and Wonderful: How Native Plants are Transforming a Formal Estate Turned Public Garden

Sunday, July 28
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

With Ethan Kauffman, Director, Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden

Learn about the unexpected plants, expressive design philosophy, and unconventional practices that are driving the transformation of this native plant-focused garden in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

$30 members; $35 non-members

Open to 70 attendees 

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HORTICULTURE AND HISTORY TOUR

Wednesday, July 31
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

With Sonia Uyterhoeven, Head of Horticulture, and Stephanie Murphy, Public Engagement Manager

Delve into the history of Greenwood’s plant collection and property features and gain fascinating insight into the ways in which the Day and Blanchard families made use of the property. Finish this one-and-a-half-hour tour with a boxed lunch on the terrace and further discussion. Price includes lunch. Lunch options will be emailed to you once you register.

Program includes lunch. Lunch options will be emailed upon your registration.

$35 members; $45 non-members

Open to 20 participants

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