Garden Conservancy “Open Days”

More Musings from Mary. . . . . .

“Open Days” – Private gardens participate in “Open Days”. The Garden Conservancy’s book lists the dates and locations of these gardens, as to when the public can visit them. The cost is $5.

Since 1995, nearly 3,000 private gardens have participated in Open Days, welcoming close to one million visitors!

The mission of the conservancy is to preserve exceptional American gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public. The seek to develop and deepen public appreciation of gardens as integral elements of our national artistic and cultural heritage. The Open Days program serves as the primary educational outreach for the Conservancy.

Open Days are almost entirely volunteer driven. More than 50 men and women from California to Maine have organized very special opportunities for you to visit gardens with them. Learn more about the Garden Conservancy’s preservation work, visit their website:

Currently, the Garden Conservancy is helping to protect more than 30 gardens across the country. Many of them are historic landmarks.

Open Days

Saturday, June 1st

Connecticut – Hartford County – Canton. The garden of Mary Tomolonius, 10-4. Collinsville. Bill and Penny Dole, 10-4; Riverbend Garden. Kent McCoy, 10-4; Small Pleasures, A. Walter Kendra, 10-4.

New York – Columbia County – Claverack. Peter Beracqua and Stephen King, 10-4. Copake Falls. Margaret Roach, 10-4. Valatie. Kevin Lee Jacobs, 10-4. West Taghkanic. Arcadia. Ronald Wagner and Timothy Van Dam, 10-4.

Sunday, June 2nd

Connecticut – Hartford County – Collinsville. Bill and Penny Doyle, 10-4; Riverbend Garden. Kent McCoy, 10-4. Small Pleasures, A. Walter Kendra, 10-4.

Massachusetts – Berkshire County – Ashley Falls. “Good Dogs Farm” Maria Nation and Roberto Flores, dirtmeisters, 10-4; Housatonic. Under the Hemlocks, 10-4.


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