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Greenwood Gardens

275 Old Short Hills Road

Short Hills, New Jersey

 

The Short Hills Home Garden Club has a history of restoring, renovating, beautifying, and providing support to various community organizations. Some of the ongoing and past community projects include:

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Each year the Short Hills Home Garden Club organizes an annual event which serves as the club’s major fundraiser. Proceeds from these events are used to support a number of  local and state organizations.

Local Organizations:

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

Greenwood Gardens

Millburn Township Beautification League

State Organizations:

Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Great Swamp Wathershed

Greater Newark Conservancy

N.J. Conservation Foundation

The Raptor Trust

Rutgers Gardens

GREENWOOD GARDENS 

Members participate in weekly maintenance projects at Greenwood Gardens and help fund a range of landscaping improvements. In 2007, the Short Hills Home Garden Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a $20,000 donation to Greenwood Gardens for the refurbishment of the Fountain Grotto. In May, 2014 the newly renovated Fountain Grotto was formally dedicated.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In 2015, the first Short Hills Home Garden Club Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to Rutgers Gardens. The award is intended to honor a New Jersey college student who is furthering his or her studies in the field of horticulture and/or environmental studies by offering an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study through a summer internship.

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP BEAUTIFICATION LEAGUE

The Short Hills Home Garden Club members are active volunteers for the Township Beautification League.

PAST COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Garden club members created a drought resistant garden in Taylor Park and also re-landscaped and constructed a native stone wall in Brookside Park, a vest pocket park which was the site of the first Millburn Public Library. Original foundation planting of Neighborhood House was funded and maintained by the club for many years.