Join us in celebrating the beauty and peace of this garden oasis!


Thursday, June 6, 2024

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Guest Speaker Lynden B. Miller
Luncheon on the Main Lawn
Silent Auction


Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078


Seating is limited; RSVP as soon as possible, no later than May 15, 2024

Individual Tickets

$250 Hydrangea
$150 Rose


Gold $5,000

Six seats, full-page ad

Silver $2,500

Four seats, half-page ad

Bronze $1,500

Two seats, quarter-page ad

Sponsorships for businesses include recognition on Greenwood’s website (62,000+ visits per year) and social media platforms (reaching 18,900 accounts).

Journal Ads

Full Page: $1,200 (5” w x 8” h)

Half Page: $600 (5” w x 3.875” h)

Quarter Page: $300 (2.375” w x 3.875” h)

 Business Card: $150 (3.5″ w x 2″ h)

Ad Submission Deadline: May 16, 2024

E-mail ad copy files in hi-res JPG or PDF format and text only ads as Word Document to: For business cards, attach an original to the reply card.

Donate to the Event

Make a tax-deductible donation if you cannot attend but would still like to support The Garden Luncheon.

Greenwood Gardens is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All proceeds benefit the Grow Greenwood Fund.

Luncheon Schedule

11:30 am


Registration and Silent Auction Open

12:40 pm


Seated Luncheon and Program Begin

1:40 pm


Silent Auction Closes

2:00 pm


Luncheon Adjourns and Silent Auction Check-Out Begins

Following the Luncheon, guests are invited to stroll in the Garden

  Festive Garden Party Attire
Car-Pooling Strongly Recommended

  Catering by Ome Caterers of Whippany

Lynden B. Miller

Guest Speaker

Lynden B. Miller is an internationally renowned public garden designer who has changed the face of New York City’s public places by providing beautiful plantings and a connection with nature for neighborhoods rich and poor. Beginning in 1982, she rescued and restored the Conservatory Garden in Central Park, and since then has designed gardens for many of New York’s most prominent public spaces such as Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, and Madison Square Park — to name just a few. In response to 9/11, Mrs. Miller inaugurated the planting of one million daffodils given to the City of New York. Trained as a painter and horticulturist, she lectures widely to promote her belief in the social and economic benefits of beautiful public space. Mrs. Miller’s inspirational and practical book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, won the American Horticultural Society National Book Award in 2010. In a bittersweet coincidence, Mrs. Miller had the chance to meet and get to know our late Co-founder, Peter P. Blanchard III, while working on the renovation of the Frick Museum’s Garden. Peter would have been thrilled, as are we, that this celebrated public garden advocate can be with us.

Benefit Committee Members

Louise Moos – Luncheon Chair
Peggy Shilling – Development Committee Chair

Rachel Astalos, Elaine Becker, Joyce Bertner, Kathleen Bourke, Daniel Cannizzo, Judy Cash, Nancy Dougherty, Geralyn Hagemann, Wendy Jacobs, Cynnie Kellogg, Maureen Kundtz, Lisa Loreto, Ruth Macpherson, Lynn Magrane, Patricia McGinley, Vicki Sanborn, Ann Tomea, Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Carl R. Woodward III, Judy Yarnell, Marcia Zweig

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