274 Old Short Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Age recommendation: 5-10, All Ages, Little Kids
Buzz on over to Greenwood Gardens for Bee Day where you will enjoy a day of delightful discoveries highlighting the important role of our favorite pollinators - bees!
A variety of bee-themed activities for the whole family will take place on the Main Lawn of the historic garden in two identical sessions. Choose to attend either the morning session from 10 am to 1 pm or the afternoon session from 2 - 5 pm.
Learn about the magic of the beehive during Dancin’ with the Honeybees, an interactive storytelling presentation by “The Bee Man” Cliff Sunflower. Using honeybees as his focus, Cliff reaches people of all ages with concepts, facts and ideas about the ecology of the natural world. Dancin’ with the Honeybees employs storytelling, poetry, prose, puppetry, music, dance and participatory theatre.
Greenwood’s resident beekeeper, Joe Lelinho, owner of Hilltop Honey, will teach you about the lifecycle and role of the honeybee during his presentation, What’s Buzzing Honeybee? A bee expert with over 25 years of experience in beekeeping, Joe is passionate about helping people understand bees and the environmental threats they face.
Budding artists can showcase their work by entering the Children’s Art Contest. Winners will receive a free art class from One River School in Millburn and take pride in having their artwork featured on a notecard that will be sold in the Greenwood Gardens gift shop.
Children will love following Buzzy the Bee through the garden as she looks for her favorite flower, and will also want to keep an eye out for the BEEautiful Beekeeper that chases her!
Other Bee Day activities include a scavenger hunt, spelling bee, arts and crafts, face-painting, games, gardening tips, story time, honey tasting, food and more!
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12) and seniors. Activity tickets can be purchased on site for $1 apiece, with entry for most activities ranging between one and three tickets. Choose one session per family.