Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

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#113 of 222 in Parks in New Jersey
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  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 planting...  more »
  • It was really quite. Big garden. Super nice people. Even have delicious ice tea and cookies. Will definitely go back in the fall.  more »
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  • For so many years I've passed this place thinking what's in there. Today finally my Curiosity overwhelmed me. Because it was raining most of the day my sister and I took a chance and hoped they would be open. Thank you rain!!! because the person at the entrance told us we were the only ones there.. We had the whole entire gardens to our selves. $10 entrance fee to me was well worth it and we even had the lovely Lissett tour guide to explain the history of this gorgeous grounds. We will be back through the different seasons.
  • Though open to the public only four years, this place seems ancient. The trees, some over 100 years, ARE ancient, and as beautiful as all those years could make them; but even more beautiful is the amazing landscaping, with colors, shapes and textures in brilliant contrast everywhere. Additionally, the statues, structures, former (And future) fountains, and almost-but-not-quite-overgrown paths, make a great setting for a quiet search for yourself, or to grow in a relationship... or just enjoy a pleasant afternoon. The staff and docents are wonderful, kind, and knowledgeable. A particularly nice touch was being invited for a glass of iced tea, while we were still sitting in the garden.
  • Only had a short time here as I arrived late evening but the staff were super friendly and helpful and the place itself is gorgeous...great for relaxing evening basking in the wonders of God's creation.
  • Living in NJ for 27 years--never heard of this place until I saw it in the Bergen Record. Beautiful place with lots of interesting history. There was iced tea and cookies and a wonderfully helpful employee. Took lots of pictures of their beautiful gardens and buildings.
  • I don't understand how some people can't see that the only thing interesting in the place is the main house. I am a photographer and the first thing I saw was a sign that only allow point and shoot, and cell cameras, I had being told that if someone sells a photo from the dry gardens and make money they wont get any..what abut when I take a photo of New York City? they are not going to ask me for money I think is poor excuse, I had being told that the only person that is ok with photos from pro cameras is the chairman which is from the Vanderbilt family, and being the boss why not allow us to take photos. It will be good if they spend some money fixing the gardens, the pond doesn't look like a pond, if you ask me I will never pay ten dollars to see nothing...
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