Almost every aspect of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program is the result of the hard work of a volunteer. From recruiting gardens to sharing their own, volunteers are the essence of Open Days. There are many ways you can contribute your time and support to our program.
We welcome your participation.
Organizing an Open Day
Our Regional Representatives recruit nearly all of the gardens that participate in the program each year. They design their Open Days to introduce the public to examples of the best private gardens in America.
If you are interested in learning more about bringing the Open Days program to your area, please click here for more information, e-mail us or call 1.845.424.6500.
Sharing your garden
Each year hundreds of exceptional gardens are selected to participate in Open Days. To nominate your garden or another garden you know to be a part of the program, download a Garden Nomination Form, e-mail us or call 1.845.424.6500 to request that a nomination form be sent to you.
Garden Hosts enjoy interacting with visitors of different gardening experiences and often remark on the exchange of ideas that the program fosters.
Open Days Greeter
There are opportunities for volunteers to spend a day greeting visitors during Open Days. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, e-mail us, or call 1.845.424.6500
Click below to read interviews with some of our dedicated Garden Hosts!
Richard G. Galef
Elaine Silets, aka “The Train Lady”
See what Open Days participants are saying...
Garden Host comments Visitors' Comments
San Francisco Open Days volunteers
Volunteers help visitors sign in at the 2011 Pasadena, CA Open Day
A warm greeting at the 2012 Swarthmore, PA Open Day