The health and safety of all our members, garden hosts, guests, and other participants in our programs is a top priority for the Garden Conservancy. 
Following guidance from the CDC, we are canceling all Open Days through May and all other educational programs through June 5. As the situation changes, we will work with hosts to determine the best path forward, understanding that the implications may be different in different parts of the country.

As part of the Garden Conservancy's mission to preserve, share, and celebrate America's gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public, we organize and cosponsor lectures, symposia, Open Days, and garden tours in a range of different locations across the country. Many of the programs are presented in partnership with botanical gardens, our preservation garden partners, and other like-minded organizations.

Our first National Speaker Series presented sixteen programs in nine cities in 2018. Our 2019 series built on that momentum and included British garden designer Jinny Blom and landscape designer Deborah Nevins. The 2020 series promises to be equally as engaging and informative.

Open Days is our most extensive public educational program and includes self-guided garden tours across the country as well as an assortment of site-specific Digging Deeper programs and, starting in 2019, Garden Masters Series programs.

Through these educational programs, we hope to raise public awareness of the important role gardens play in America's cultural and natural heritage.

Panel discussion, The Architectural Garden, Sept. 22, 2018
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan: Reimagining Historic Landscapes

March 9, 2018

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Gardens of the High Line Book Launch

June 9, 2017

New York City

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The Memory of Gardens

November 8, 2017
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