Greenwood Gardens, located in Short Hills, Essex County, New Jersey, is a fairly new 28-acre public garden, located next to South Mountain Reservation. Formerly a private estate, the last family to own the property established Greenwood Gardens as a public space in 2003. The main house and terrace have been restored, and work continues on the gardens and other structures. There is a $10.00 entrance fee.
A Georgian Revival-style home looks out onto the main lawn. From here we walked down into the gardens. There are so many little pathways to take, with something new to see down each one. I think my favorite part of Greenwood Gardens was seeing all these little structures and details everywhere. It was so quaint and charming!
These gorgeous colored tiles can be found in many places around the estate, and they add such a sense of whimsy - really beautiful!
Although Greenwood Gardens isn't huge (we were probably there for an hour and a half), it really was a magical place to visit. Check their website for information about hours of operation and tours!