Green Wood Gardens Wayfinding Signs

GREENWOOD GARDENS in Short Hills, New Jersey is a historic yet contemporary garden which has its roots in the classical and arts & crafts approaches to garden designing. Located on the western ridge of the Watchung Mountain range that overlooks miles of forest and meadow, it is just a 45 minute drive from New York City. This is a place where people come to breathe in, relax and renew their energy and spirit. With terraces, grottoes, winding paths, flower-filled meadows, and groves of trees such as sycamore, spruce and pine as well as ornamental trees and shrubs, the gardens cover over 28 beautifully tended acres that are now open to the public.

The gardens were established about a hundred years ago as a retreat for multi-millionaire Joseph Day and his large family and the grounds included stone teahouses, pergolas, reflecting pools and terraces. Later, the property was sold to Peter Blanchard who added his touch to the grounds in the way of whimsical sculptures and evergreens. In time, Peter Jr. established the gardens as a non-profit conservation organization, with help from the Garden Conservancy, and now one of only 16 gardens in the country that is endorsed by the Conservancy.

Each season brings new beauty. Spring arrives with tulips and fritillary, lilacs, spirea and rare paperbush. Mid spring brings wake robin and double bloodroot as well as myriads of other woodland, pond and meadow indigenous plants. Fall is a riot of color as the trees take on a full array of spectacular shades of orange, red, brown and yellow.

The Gardens commissioned Danthonia to create a unified wayfinding sign system. These hand carved and painted signs incorporated Greenwood’s distinctive logo and colors.

Carved & Painted
Sculpted & painted
Sign Size
30 " x 24 "