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Garden Conservancy Events
Rain or shine. $7 a garden unless otherwise noted.
Open Days Program
June 23 - 3 Gardens Mendocino County
Digging Dog Nursery and Gardens Surrounding Digging Dog Nursery and Private Gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway 31101 Middle Ridge Road. Albion. Nestled among redwoods atop a rural ridge, elaborately planted grounds cover 2 acres. Clipped evergreen and deciduous hedges sculpt distinctly separate spaces, thresholds, and views, dramatic perennial borders, some 150+ ft. long, pathways and tree-lined trails. Structured layout juxtaposes ebullient plantings with unusual plants and favored mainstays. Digging Dog Nursery is a mail-order and retail nursery featuring hard-to-find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines that flourish throughout the country. Digging Deeper: 1 p.m.: Guided Garden Tours with Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway of their home garden. Featured in Garden Conservancy’s book, Outstanding American Gardens, their private oasis is not regularly open to those visiting their Nursery and its fabled display gardens. 3 p.m.: Japanese Maple Container Garden Demonstration Join Deborah Whigham, co-owner of Digging Dog Nursery, and Patricia Smyth, Japanese maple expert/owner of Essence of the Tree, for demo on selecting perfect Japanese maple and companion plants for a container to look beautiful year round, plus caring for your tree. Digging Dog Nursery will be selling plants throughout the Open Day, and Essence of the Tree will start selling plants at noon.
Garden of Cherie Christiansen and Franz Arner:8085 Outlaw Springs Road. Mendocino. Sculpture garden in the woods displayed along an inviting path in a woodland setting. Many pieces are stone-and-water sculptures; experiencing this garden is like being in a beautiful river setting. Half have reticulating water moving over them. Sound combines with abstract / architectural and natural forms to create a unique garden-art moment. Sculptures surrounded by clumping Himalayan bamboos, rare rhododendrons, camellias, diverse water plants, other woodland plants, which promote a healing and renewing involvement with our art. Also semi-formal herb garden, vegetable garden, rock garden, pond with waterfall, rose and cutting gardens, 50+ rare rhododendrons, 60+ rare camellias, perennials, flowering bulbs, large dahlia collection bloom to November.
Moss Garden: 45145 Brest Road. Mendocino. Surrounding state park and coastal headlands of Pacific Ocean lend isolated feeling. House provides sheltered garden setting, while ocean view beckons. Charming redwood residence, enhanced with Northern European details, inspired garden's layout and architectural elements. Sunken garden required substantial excavation to lower it beyond harsh winds, creating a suitable micro-climate for unexpected plants. Leftover soil became main component in rammed earth walls, which retain and partition garden rooms and impart a classic time-worn appeal. Protected orchard garden brims with blooms, conveying a blousy exuberance. In contrast, heather garden features mounding forms in an exposed, wind-contoured tapestry of texture and color.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Stone Foundation Events
44600 Fish Rock Rd.
Gualala, Mendocino County, CA

Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden Events
First Thursdays - Summer Nights 5:30–8
Live music, beer garden, variety of food selections, other offerings, garden exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. Located in Winterthur landscape, so you can explore the Galleries and grounds. July 5 - Los Mantros versatile, multi-ethnic musicians dedicated to embracing roots of the Latin/Trodpical sound. At the Reflecting Pool and enjoy beer garden. At 6:30, Jeff Groff, director of interpretation and estate historian, Winterthur, leads 30-minute walk of Conservatory. Learn about entertaining in the era of du Pont family, including debutante parties, weddings, social events. Gather at the Reflecting Pool fountain. August 2 - Buffalo Chip and the Heard: acoustic trio, Bluegrass to Jazz. Guided garden strolls at 6:15 & 7:15. Lauren Fair, conservator /faculty for Winterthur/U of Delawar in Art Conservation, leads stroll through garden and Reflecting Pool area. Discuss objects on display and recent conservation work as part of restoraion of the garden to H. F. du Pont's garden decorating designs.
Now thru January 6, 2019 - Exhibit: Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table
Explore feast of flora and fauna adorning hundreds of tableware from the 1600s to present. Nature designs in Western (primarily European) styles. Ancient themes include Aesop’s Fables and Eden and Asian styles. Included with admission.
Now thru January 5, 2020 - Outdoor Exhibit: Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden
13 whimsical, classical and contemporary structures. Fee.
Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, DE 19735, 800.448.3883

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Events
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
531 South College Avenue
152 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Events
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids
MI 49525

Hyland Garden Design Events
Hyland Garden Design
1114 SE Clay Street
Portland, OR 97214
518.929.0699 voice/text

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Events
June 23 - Heritage Rose Celebration 1:30-3
Music amidst rose display. See the very old roses that have inspired songs sung in Ireland, France and globally. Variety of rose songs will be presented by local folk singer Holly Tannen. Fort Bragg Garden Club members and Master Gardeners will have an information cart in Heritage Rose Garden.
August 4 - Art in the Gardens
Pre-sale tickets available now through August 3 online, at The Garden Store, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, and Out of This World, Mendocino.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, California 95437

UNESCO World Heritage Site Sengan-en Events
Kagoshima JAPAN

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