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Gardens of the Garden State: Part 2 Greenwood Gardens

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Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, New Jersey
© Gail A. Sisolak 2012

While Greenwood Gardens is undergoing renovation, it still provides a multilayered experience that includes historic Arts and Crafts-inspired architecture, superb plantings, and wide vistas.

This 22-acre garden adjoins a 2,100 acre forest preserve. Tours of Greenwood Gardens transport visitors to an era of country estates, gentleman farmers, and elegant tea parties on wide swaths of lawn.

After nearly a century of private ownership, Greenwood Gardens is now open to the public on a limited basis. Join the resident feline celebrity, Bubba, for a respite on the flagstone terrace, or a wander amidst the whimsical mid-century statuary.

Check the Greenwood Garden’s website for tour availability.

This story was first published in the News Journal in 2007 under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All rights reserved.

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