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!
May 28: The Dexter Rhododendrons in a Collector's Garden
“The Dexter Rhododendrons in a Collector's Garden,” Peter Norris
August 6: "Wallace Gardens - A Classical Framework with Jazz Improvisations," Wally Marx"
"Wallace Gardens—A Classical Framework with Jazz Improvisations," Wally Marx
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
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