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Greenwood Gardens is a "johnnie come lately" in terms of local treats. Was orginally an estate and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
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Short Hills, New Jersey
Greenwood Gardens

Fabulous resource for family centered excursions. Seasonal activities and opportunities to visit on... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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Greenwood Gardens is a 28-acre public historic garden in Short Hills, New Jersey. Its terraced gardens, meadows, woodlands, grottoes and teahouses were designed in the early twentieth century by William W. Renwick. A time capsule of New Jersey’s...more
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274 Old Short Hills Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2100
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Greenwood Gardens is a "johnnie come lately" in terms of local treats. Was orginally an estate and was willed to the township. Beautifully reconstructed and ver y inexpensive admission fee. If you hold a library card you can request a free pass for your entire...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your review! Just to clarify, Greenwood Gardens was never "willed to the township". We are a separate, nonprofit organization. The Gardens are closed for the winter. Please check our website in March and April for our 2019 schedule.

Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Fabulous resource for family centered excursions. Seasonal activities and opportunities to visit on a weekend with the kids. Good crafts, food and history exposure on their special events days.

Date of experience: January 2019
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! We're so glad you have enjoyed your experiences at Greenwood Gardens!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Greenwood Gardens is a 28-acre oasis suitable for relaxing walks and imaginings of a long-ago era. The original property also included the public park immediately adjacent to the house and outbuildings. Greenwood is not open every day of the week so be sure to check...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for sharing this review!

Reviewed 20 November 2018

Greenwood Gardens is a beautiful oasis tucked away in Short Hills, New Jersey. It's the perfect place to go unwind and relax in nature. There's cafes on the property, walking guided tours available, and events that happen throughout the year. It was my grandmother's birthday...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

We are so glad you and your grandmother enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Visited with a busload of seniors traveling with Mount St. Mary's College in Newburgh NY. This is a garden and not a flower garden. We had a well informed guide who seemed quite knowledgeable and I felt that part of the day was well spent....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts--we're so glad your group visited Greenwood Gardens! Just to clarify: we do allow guests to take photographs with point and shoot cameras and cell phone cameras. We restrict only the use of professional camera equipment. We...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Overall a nice garden. Unfortunately, a bit understaffed. With that in mind they do an amazing job managing the grounds. They have a few breathtaking views from their main terrace garden that are worth the price of admission. There are also several lovely gardens tucked...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for your very thoughtful and kind comments! We hope you'll visit us again, soon! We have several great programs and events coming up! You can read about them on our website greenwoodgardens.org

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Yesterday, I and my friends drove to this Greenwood Garden in New Jersey. We initially planned to take some pictures with our digital cameras. But we were told that only point and shoot cameras and cell phones were allowed to be used. We tried to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your sharing your concerns. We take to heart that Greenwood’s natural and manmade beauty inspires photography enthusiasts. At the same time, our mission is to provide guests an oasis, a retreat from the intensity of modern life. Unfortunately, we have learned that...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a hidden gem right under our noses in the Garden State! We found this lovely place quite by accident and by Karma, I think. This lovely garden is in the process of being restored, a process that will no doubt take years and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for this lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come again and again.

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this lovely stately home and garden. The gardens are in the process of being rehabilitated as able to afford. Worth more visits just to see the progress and the change of the plantings. The barn and animals were an added bonus for our...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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vicki J, Communications Associate at Greenwood Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

We're so glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It was really quite. Big garden. Super nice people. Even have delicious ice tea and cookies. Will definitely go back in the fall.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Karen M
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Response from vicki J | Property representative |
I'm very sorry to report that our website is down temporarily. The Garden is open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am - 5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for Students and Seniors. You can phone 973-258-4026 for more information.
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