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The Garden Conservancy
P.O. Box 219
Cold Spring, New York 10516
For over ten years, the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program has unlocked the gates to hundreds of America's very best private gardens by working with volunteers coast to coast to coordinate schedules, collect information, and get it to you. Many of these gardens are rarely, if ever, otherwise open to the public. This is your open invitation to these Open Days treasures. Visit us on the web or call The Garden Conservancy toll free for details.

The Horticultural Society of New York
148 W 37 Street, 13 Floor
New York, NY 10018
Founded in 1900, HSNY's mission is to improve the quality of life in New York through horticulture. Our cultural assets include a 12,000 volume library, art space and gallery with rotating exhibits; special events, galas, and annual Fall Luncheon. HSNY provides innovative community outreach programs: GreenBranches, which installs gardens at libraries; GreenHouse, our "jail-to-street" program that teaches horticultural skills to inmates at Riker's Island; GreenTeam, which employs inmates after their release in horticulture projects around New York City; and Apple Seed / Read & Seed, two public school-based educational programs in ecology and literacy for children.

Skylands Visitor Magazine
Skylands” is a perspective; a way of looking at and appreciating Northwestern New Jersey. “Thinking Skylands” melds those characteristics shared by the constituent counties, towns, ridges, valleys, country roads and sections of interstate into a comprehensive portrait; one more attentive to geographic, cultural, and historical attributes than county and municipal borders. Explore the remarkable personality of this place!

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
156 Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202)
Mahwah, NJ 07430
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of more than 85 hiking clubs and environmental organizations and 10,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting related open space in the bi-state region.

The Lisa Porter Collection, Inviting Style Indoors & Out
Artfully designed blog with beautiful photography, interesting topics, poetry and links you'll enjoy. Gardens, slow food, art, clothes... A must visit.

Balcony Gardener
Online garden journal and lots of great information and photos on balcony gardening and alpines in Calgary Canada. If she can do it, so you can you.

Hudson Valley Garden
Online newsletter published by Westover Landscape Design, Inc. Offers informative and practical articles, tips and trends for anyone gardening in the Hudson Valley Region.

Plant Whatever Brings You Joy
Website: www.plantwhateverbringsyoujoy
Garden blog by Kathryn Hall, California girl/garden blogger/book publicist and author of garden-as-metaphor introspective title, Plant Whatever Brings You Joy. Book trailer.

Best Hikes with Dogs - New Jersey
by Mary Jasch
website: New Jersey Dog Hikes
52 trails in New Jersey that are dog friendly, fun and safe no matter where you are in New Jersey or what shape you or Fido are in. Tips on canine trail etiquette, New Jersey's permits and regulations, where NOT to go, what to pack for pooch, what to include in your doggy first-aid kit. Book includes directions, detailed trail descriptions, what you can expect to enjoy along the way, environmental and horticultural facts, vistas, and canine concerns. At Borders, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, and everywhere online. Check out the Mountaineers at

Manabu Saito
Manabu Saito has been painting water colors of plants and flowers and everything botanical since the 1970's when he did a large series of lithographs for Frame House Gallery in Louisville, KY, which are now in many collections throughout the world. Now a new series of even finer prints of botanical subjects executed by the giclee process are available for collectors and decorators.

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