Short Hills, NJ
Open Days, Public Garden, Preservation Project
Since the early twentieth century, Greenwood Gardens was a private retreat with formal Italianate gardens graced by colorful tiles, rustic stone tea houses, mossy-pebbled walks, and vistas stretching for miles into the surrounding wooded hillsides. Careful preservation work and imaginative horticulture have returned much of the garden to its original Arts and Crafts design. Greenwood Gardens is endorsed by The Garden Conservancy as a Preservation Project Garden.
Directions: From Garden State Parkway, take Exit 142. Take I-78 west to Millburn and take Exit 50B. At top of exit ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Road and proceed to its end, about 0.8 mile. At end of Vauxhall, turn left onto Millburn Avenue. In about 1 mile, road jogs slightly to right and changes to Essex). At third traffic light turn right onto Old Short Hills Road and go up hill about 0.5 mile to stone gateposts marking entrance of Greenwood Gardens, 274, on right. Turn here and follow signs to parking lot.
From New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 south, take Exit 14/Newark Airport. Stay right through tollbooth, and take I-78 local west to Millburn, and get off at Exit 50B. Proceed as directed above.
From Route 24 west, take Hobart Gap Road exit. Turn right at light onto Hobart Gap Road. At blinking light, road name changes to White Oak Ridge Road. At next light (1 mile), turn right onto Parsonage Hill Road. Continue to “T” junction. Turn left onto Old Short Hills Road and go about 0.6 mile where road widens at stone gate marked with signs for Greenwood Gardens.
Hours: May through mid November, Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for Senior Citzens and Students, Children under 12 Free.
Photography policy: Visitors are encouraged to take pictures with cellphones or pocket-sized cameras on general visitation days. No other equipment may be used on general visitation days except by prior arrangement. For more details, please see the full policy at greeenwoodgardens.org.
- Parking is available
- Restrooms are accessible