As part of the Garden Conservancy's mission to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public, we organize and co-sponsor 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, Saving American gardens, presented sixteen programs in nine cities in 2018. Our 2019 series builds on that momentum, beginning with renowned British landscape and garden designer Jinny Blom speaking in four cities in March.

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. See a preview of the 2019 schedule of Open Days here.

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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