Greenwood Gardens
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A 28-acre public garden and former estate in Short Hills, NJ that connects people with nature in a historic garden oasis. We are open seasonally from May 1 - November 5, 2022 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with last entry at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration strongly recommended.
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Lynn
Teaneck, NJ14 contributions
Sep 2022
A September visit was still very pretty - and I look forward to going back in the spring. Great place for photos and walking, learning the history of the estate turned public garden. Volunteers and staff were extremely friendly and pleasant. From the first person at the ticket kiosk to the people around the grounds to those in the gift shop. Follow the map and read about the history, architecture, art, and plants. Feel free to bring food/drinks that you can eat before or after your visit at the tables in "Adelaide's Cafe." It's very close to the parking area and entrance, so you can easily go back to your car for a cooler after your visit, when you're ready to sit and relax.
Written September 10, 2022
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jmbart3
Jefferson, NJ24 contributions
Nov 2020
Due to Covid, they are offering timed tickets. $5 for kids with school ID and $5 for seniors, $10 for adults. Bathrooms are closed. Took a little over an hour to roam around the property. Beautifully manicured with many statues and nice views. Plenty of space and benches around. There are stairs to deal with if you want to look around the whole property. This was a nice mid - morning activity to do.
Written November 9, 2020
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Ed D
Lebanon, NJ61 contributions
Sep 2020
First visit and what a surprise. Beautiful location, 28 acres. Much work completed on renovations of a mansion and grounds including outbuildings, farm and ponds. Everyone had masks and ensured social distance. A wonderful, relaxing escape much needed and enjoyed.
Written September 28, 2020
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Thank you for your very kind words!
Written October 5, 2020
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Justin C
New York City, NY2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
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 explain that the pictures were for personal use, not commercial use. I told the staffs that it was a very strange rule and I asked her the difference between using a point and shoot cameras and cell phones and digital cameras to take pictures. She replied that digital camera was professional and the Greenwood Garden is trademarked. I told her that that point and shoot cameras and cell phones could take crispy clear pictures too. This rule doesn't make any sense at all. Beside this ridiculous rule, we found the garden is not well maintained, small and not attractive at all. It was the first time and absolutely the last time for us to visit this so-called garden.
Written July 8, 2018
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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 it can be challenging to ensure a high-quality visitor experience and prevent damage to our historic site when we allow equipment other than cell phones or pocket-sized cameras on general visitation days. That said, from time to time, we offer programs that allow for guided DSLR photography in the garden. We encourage you to check our website for program updates.
Written July 9, 2018
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Carol_C-NJ
Summit, NJ41 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
I've already reviewed it, but we went back again today and took a lot of pictures. This time we packed a lunch and ate at the picnic table on the patio.
Written August 30, 2014
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ckatmomi
Union, NJ415 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
This is a hidden gem off of Old Short Hills Road in Short Hills. Trip adviser has it listed as being in Summit but it is actually in Short Hills. This 28 acre public garden was a private estate until 2003. It is a very pleasant way to spend 1 to 2 hours strolling the gardens. It is not wheelchair accessible and there is uneven terrain and stairs to navigate.
Written June 1, 2014
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AGP07078
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Best of nature walk! Great for kids
Conveniently located
Lots of educational programs & events on plants, trees, shrubs
Written August 7, 2019
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Thank you for your very kind review!
Written August 13, 2019
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TMlovedit
New York City, NY74 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
A joy from start to finish. This is what elegance and gardens should look like. Welcoming and wonderful. Take someone you love or who loves nature.
Written June 5, 2016
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Carol_C-NJ
Summit, NJ41 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
I have visited a few times and am always struck by the beauty of the location and the interesting old statues, pathways and pavilions. If you're interested in learning more, the gardens have been written up frequently in the New York Times. Many of the statues are covered in moss, which adds to their charm. By the way, the gardens are in Short Hills, not in Summit. I highly recommend it, although it wouldn't be a good place to go if you have mobility issues.
Written August 19, 2013
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Eileen S
Short Hills, NJ8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 their website before arriving.
Written December 11, 2018
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Thank you for sharing this review!
Written December 12, 2018
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