What’s better than a Birthday present?

The Garden Conservancy‘s Open Days Directory of course!  Mine arrived this past Saturday and was the immediate cause for me to stop what I was doing and explore which gardens I want to visit this year.  I have been visiting gardens on Open Days for almost 15 years now.

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Garden Conservancy Open Days

Each day away on the back roads following the yellow conservancy signs to the next garden is an adventure.   The gardens I visit on these days are always surprising and never dull.  Sometimes I even walk away with a design idea or two or three.  I always get great photographs to share.

The Open Days gardens have been chosen because it is special in some way and offers visitors the best of American regional gardens.  Some are designed by landscape designers and architects, others are the work of passionate and talented amateurs.  Here are some images of just a few of the many gardens I’ve visited on Open Days in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: Garden Conservancy, garden visits

4 Responses to What’s better than a Birthday present?

  1. Annelie says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Looks like we have to wait until the end of June to visit gardens here in MA. Thanks for the tip.

  2. I like your site very much because given alots information here.keep it up and the picture choosing collection is alos good.

  3. Many thanks for your kind words – hope you enjoy your Open Days adventures this year!

    My pleasure! Thank you for the Open Days and the preservation program.

  4. I like this conservancy word. Is this like the up market version of our national garden scheme and its ‘yellow book’? A bit like a bran tub!
    Best wishes
    R

    The Garden Conservancy also has a preservation program…hence the word.

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