Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Greenwood Gardens, located in Shorthills, New Jersey, is a lovely gem that contains 28 acres of Italiente garden terraces, grottoes, fountains, moss-covered paths, ornamental trees, and flowers. It looks like a classic European garden, but it is relatively new.
In 1906, real-estate auctioneer, Joseph P. Day, purchase the property as a family home. He spent the next twenty years developing the estate. It was much later, in 2002, that the property was opened as a public garden.
The garden is open from May through October, although there are some classes and events held at the site during winter months. Hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Cost of admission is $10.00 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Before I go, I'd like to share some good news. My first middle grade book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China, will be released September 4, 2018. Here's the cover: