Greenwood Gardens


Greenwood Gardens mission is to connect people with nature in an historic garden oasis. We are a 28-acre public garden surrounded by 2,110 acres of South Mountain Reservation, a part of Essex County park system. The Gardens were a private estate until 2003, when the Blanchard family decided to transform them into a public garden. Astride the western ridge of the Watchung Mountains and overlooking a vast preserve of forest and meadow, Greenwood is a contemporary garden and historic site rooted in the Arts & Crafts and Classical approaches to garden design. With Italianate garden terraces, grottoes, meandering moss-covered paths, allées of London plane and spruce trees, ornamental trees and shrubs, and wildflower meadows, Greenwood Gardens is a place of horticultural excellence. Removed from the sights and sounds of modernity, you will be transported back in time.