2016 Digging Deepers

Digging Deeper is a series of Open Days events that invites the public to take a closer look at the garden world. Sharing their own perspectives on the meaning of gardens, specialists of all sorts (farmers, alpinists, potters, specialty growers, etc.) welcome an intimate group of guests to their garden, farm, studio, or nursery for a tour, demonstration, or tasting on site, or a lecture at a nearby location. The idea is to dig deep and have fun! 

Click through to the following links to learn more about the Digging Deeper events that happened during our 2016 season! 

April 10: Open Days Garden Lecture, Dutchess County
“Gardening with Nature,” Douglas Dockery Thomas

April 23: Rock Garden Plants—Easy to Sublime with Anne Spiegel
“A Passion for Pelargoniums,” Robin Parer

May 28: The Dexter Rhododendrons in a Collector's Garden
“The Dexter Rhododendrons in a Collector's Garden,” Peter Norris

June 25: Tea Ceremony at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden
"Tea Ceremony at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden,” Stephen Morrell

July 17: Bringing Back Natural Landscapes
“Bringing Back Natural Landscapes,” Linda Horn, Heather Grimes & Barbara Hughey

July 30: A Native Meadow on Wononskopomuc Lake
"A Native Meadow on Wononskopomuc Lake – The Montgomery-Glazer Property," Larry Weaner

July 30: Exploring Twin Maples—The Evolution of a Garden
“Exploring Twin Maples—The Evolution of a Garden,” Douglas Dockery Thomas and Deborah Munson

August 6: Preserving Beauty at Ramhorn Farm
“Preserving Beauty at Ramhorn Farm,” Scott Sieckman & Matt Kastel

August 6: "Wallace Gardens - A Classical Framework with Jazz Improvisations," Wally Marx"
"Wallace Gardens—A Classical Framework with Jazz Improvisations," Wally Marx

August 13: Garden Design Tips from a Tropical Paradise Near Boston
"Garden Design Tips from a Tropical Paradise Near Boston," Kerry Ann Mendez and Ellen Lathi

August 13: Going Green, Communing with Moss in Dale Sievert's Garden
Going Green, Communing with Moss in Dale Sievert's Garden

August 21: “A Walking Design Workshop,” Gordon & Mary Hayward
“A Walking Design Workshop,” Gordon & Mary Hayward

September 8: Into the Blue, Pushing Boundaries on a Rooftop Garden
“Into the Blue: Pushing the Boundaries on a Rooftop Garden,” Fred Rich, Mark K. Morrison & Annie Novak

September 18: Growing Food--Backyards, Farms, and Rooftops: An Open Days Exploration for Gardeners of All Ages
“Growing Food – Backyards, Farms, and Rooftops: An Open Days Exploration for Gardeners of All Ages at Clock Barn Farm,” Annie Novak & Maureen Ruettgers

 September 18: Making Visual Sense of Your Outdoor Space“Making Visual Sense of Your Outdoor Space,” Bernard Marquez and Tim Fish

September 24: A House in the Country, The Garden of Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer
“A House in the Country – The Garden of Katie Ridder & Peter Pennoyer,” Katie Ridder & Peter Pennoyer

October 8: Digging Deeper: Seeing the Garden for the Trees, Designing with Trees at Paxson Hill Farm
“Seeing the Garden for the Trees – Designing with Trees at Paxson Hill Farm,” Bruce Gangawer

Experts in the Garden Experts in the Gardens are garden professionals invited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for gardens during an Open Day. When visitors want to know more about plants, design, or practical techniques—they can ask the experts.

June 5th : Greater Boston Open Day
Judith Tankard at the Shapiro/Bloomberg Garden – the former “Mrs. Holden McGinley Garden” designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman

June 11th: Bucks County Open Day
George Ball, and Henk van der Veldt at Fordhook Farm of the W. Atlee Burpee Co.

July 30: Litchfield County, CT Open Day
Jamie Purinton, landscape architect, and Larry Weaner, landscape designer, at the Montgomery Glazer Property

August 13: Bucks County, PA Open Day
George Ball and Simon Crawford at Fordhook Farm of the W. Atlee Burpee Co.

October 16: District of Columbia Open Day
Andrea Filippone & Eric T. Fleisher at the Georgetown Garden of Nancy Gray Pyn