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Each season we offer a variety of on-site programs at Greenwood Gardens for members and visitors to enjoy. You won’t want to miss our special guided tours, engaging lectures, interesting workshops, musical events, and more.

May 2022

Opening Day

Sunday, May 1
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us on Opening Day and take delight in the soothing sounds of our stately fountains, the beauty and fragrance of the spring blossoms, and the enthusiastic gobbling of our friendly barnyard turkeys as they welcome you to the open season. Refreshments served on the Main Terrace.

Advance registration recommended as this special day sells out quickly.
General Admission applies – Free to members

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Bird Walk

Thursday, May 5
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

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Greenwood Community Day / National Public Gardens Day / Teacher Appreciation Day

Friday, May 6
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit Greenwood for FREE as we give back to our community in honor of National Public Gardens Day. Staff and docents will be available throughout the garden to welcome you and share their knowledge about Greenwood’s history. Educators are welcome, and in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, show your district card for a complimentary gift!  Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy in Adelaide’s Café.

Free to all, but tickets are limited, so register early!
-SOLD OUT-

Woods Ecology: A Walk on The Wild Side

Saturday, May 7
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

with Peter P. Blanchard III, Greenwood Co-founder and Naturalist
Learn about the ecology and natural history of the forest which borders and defines Greenwood Gardens. While starting and ending in the Gardens, we’ll take a moderately challenging hike along the trails of South Mountain Reservation. Bring a bagged lunch, beverage, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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

$10 members; $15 non-members
-SOLD OUT-

Twilight Tour

Tuesday, May 10
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Experience the beauty of the garden in the evening hours as you meander with a glass of wine in hand. See the garden in a different light and imagine stepping back in time as a guest at Greenwood while learning about the history and fascinating tales of the two former families who made their mark on the estate.

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

$20 members; $25 non-members

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Lecture: Footprints on the American Landscape – Frederick Law Olmsted

Sunday, May 15
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

with Marta McDowell, Author
Join us for a delightful talk with author, Marta McDowell as she dives into the life and legacy of the individual who coined the term “landscape architect.” While most famous for his public parks, Olmsted’s commissions included the Biltmore Estate, the World’s Columbian Exposition, and campuses ranging from Stanford to Amherst. For a century, Olmsted and his sons dominated the profession and left a lasting mark on the landscape and psyche of America.

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

$20 members; $25 non-members

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

Jazz in the Garden Concert Series

Don Braden Quartet

Sponsored by Stone Mountain Properties

 

Friday, May 20
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for the first 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.

Don Braden, a world-class saxophonist, flutist, and composer, takes the stage with his quartet on May 20. Braden’s jazz career has spanned four decades, and he has toured with some of the biggest names in Jazz, including Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, and many others. Don Braden Quartet includes Kenny Davis on bass, Jeremy Warren on drums.

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-

Photo: Lindsey Victoria

Journaling Workshop: Drawing and Sketching

Sunday, May 22
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

with Peter P. Blanchard III, Greenwood Co-founder and Naturalist
Sharpen your powers of observation and increase your enjoyment of nature through sketching. Beginners most welcome! Please bring a sketchpad and drawing materials.

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

$10 members; $15 non-members

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Experience Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, May 26
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

with Carl Klemme, Qigong Practitioner, Glow Yoga Center & PS108 Yoga
Quiet your mind, reduce stress, and improve your balance, posture, and strength through the ancient Chinese technique of Tai Chi, practiced amidst the beauty and serenity of Greenwood Gardens. This graceful form of exercise is akin to meditation in motion as various self-defense forms are connected in a fluid, slow-motion sequence. Carl, an experienced instructor, will teach a variety of short Tai Chi flows you can enjoy practicing at home. Beginners welcome.

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

$15 members; $20 non-members

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What’s In Bloom Walk

Friday, May 27
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

with Sonia Uyterhoeven, Head of Horticulture
Take an unforgettable hour-long stroll through the garden with our resident horticulture expert. Sonia will discuss the colorful blooms of the season, along the way sharing tips on how to coordinate annuals and perennials and grow better blooms.  You’ll leave inspired to create a more defined garden of your own.

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

$10 members; $15 non-members

Register

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