Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greenwood Gardens


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:

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  1. Congratulations on the upcoming book!
    Looks like some good exercise going up and down those stairs.

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  2. Ooh, very cool cover. Congratulations, Sherry! Wow, I didn't realize how many you've published - busy, creative lady.

    And that garden looks gorgeous.

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  3. I wonder if you can tour the house, too?

    Very soon you will be holding a review copy in your hands.

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    1. Wow! I am very excited to see the review copy!

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  4. Hi human, Sherry,

    Gorgeous gardens and hey, pawesome congrats on your upcoming book. Great cover!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny πŸΆπŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks, Gary! I'm really excited about this book!

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  5. nifty garden. And again - who knew..the Garden state
    Congrats on new book. You are prolific!

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    1. The Garden State has a lot of gardens!

      I hadn't really planned to have two books come out this year. That's just the way it worked out!

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  6. Hi Sherry - love the idea of the garden and would definitely like to spend some time in it. Congratulations on your new book ... looks fun - cheers Hilary

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  7. Wow, beautiful gardens. Love the photos and congrats on the new book!

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  8. The cover of your new book is superb. I wish you good luck with it!
    The gardens in Shorthills look very enticing; they seem to be lovely to walk around.
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    1. I love the book cover! The illustrator did a great job with it!

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