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.

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.

4 thoughts on “What’s better than a Birthday present?

  1. 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

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

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