Greenwood Gardens, a28-acre restoration project of The Garden Conservancy located less than an hour from New York City is situated on the western ridge of the Watchung Mountains.
The Gardens’ origins took root in the early 1900s when multi-millionaire Joseph P. Day bought the country estate and dubbed it “Pleasant Days.” The property was sold and eventually bought by in the 1950s by Peter P. Blanchard, Jr., a lawyer and gentleman farmer, and his wife Adelaide Childs Frick, a pediatrician. The family eventually worked with the Garden Conservancy to establish the property as a nonprofit truly great public garden.
Features: Sycamore Allée, terraced gardens with waterside iris and carrex blue zinger (Carex flacca); a Croquet Terrace, with boxwood hedges; the Garden of the Zodiac, where twelve pairs of classical columns are arranged in a demilune around a former reflecting pool.
There’s also a wildflower meadow, a teahouse with three-foot limestone chess pieces lining the horseshoe steps; ponds with swans and waterfowl and much more.
April 28 – October 29, 2013
Greenwood is open Sunday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timed admission tickets must be purchased in advance.
Timed ticketing offers a scheduled arrival to enjoy historic Greenwood Gardens. Parking is limited and ticketing guarantees a parking space.
Tickets by phone, please call 866.811.4111.
Less than one hour from Manhattan. 274 Old Short Hills Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078