Greenwood Gardens Newly Renovated Fountain Grotto
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.
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
Millburn Township Beautification League
Great Swamp Wathershed
Greater Newark Conservancy
N.J. Conservation Foundation
The Raptor Trust
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.
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.