Virtual Programs

Garden Conservancy virtual programs aim to offer opportunities for online engagement, while addressing some of the seismic changes—ecological, economic, social, and cultural—that the world is experiencing today and exploring how these changes interact with the world of gardens. We presented our first webinar series, Gardens for a Changing World, in partnership with Lord Cultural Resources in July and August 2020. Our Fall 2020 Literary Series featured biweekly online conversations with seven prominent garden writers.

In response to the popularity of our virtual programs, we are continuing to offer online learning experiences, showcasing even more voices from the garden world. 

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Sissinghurst Through the Seasons with Troy Scott Smith 
Spring Episode, March 23
Summer Episode, June 8
Fall Episode, September 21
Winter Episode, December 7

Fall 2023 Virtual Programs
Garden: Exploring the Horticultural World
with Matthew Biggs, Abra Lee, and Kristine Paulus, October 19
Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley
with Larry Lederman and Jeff Downing, November 2
The English Gardener’s Garden
with Tom Stuart-Smith, Tania Compton, and Dr. Toby Musgrave, November 16
Art in Flower: Finding Inspiration in Art and Nature
with Lindsey Taylor, November 30

Pop-Up 2023 Virtual Programs
Piet Oudolf At Work with Laura Ekasetya, Meredith Simpson, and Jonny Bruce, April 13
Connecticut Gardens: A Celebration of the State's Historic, Public, and Private Gardens with Caryn B. Davis, May 25

Spring 2023 Virtual Programs
Curating a New Nature - CANCELLED 
with Emilio Ambasz and Barry Bergdoll, April 6
Black Flora - A Conversation About Inspiring Black Flower Farmers and Florists 
with Teri Speight, April 20
The House of a Lifetime: Collecting Northern Morocco Memories 
with Umberto Pasti and Ngoc Minh Ngo, May 4
Soil - The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden 
with Camille T. Dungy, June 22

Winter 2023 Virtual Programs
Small Space Gardening
with Jason Williams, The Cloud Gardener, January 12
Lily Kwong, January 26
The Crevice Garden with Paul Spriggs, February 9
Beauty of the Wild with Darrel Morrison, February 23

Fall 2022 Virtual Programs
The Seasonal Gardener
with Anna Pavord, October 6
The View from Federal Twist with James Golden, October 20
Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts: 50 Easy-to-Grow Plants for the Organic Home Garden or Landscape with Allyson Levy & Scott Serrano, November 3
Style & Sensibility--The Houses and Gardens of Stamps & Stamps with Kate Stamps, November 17
Extraordinary Interiors with Suzanne Tucker, December 1

Pop-Up 2022 Virtual Programs
The Nibbled Leaf Town Hall: A Garden Conservancy Event
with Page Dickey and Edwina von Gal, September 1
Wrestling with Contradictions: Labor and Ecology in California's Modernist Gardens with Jenny Jones and David Godshall, July 21
What is GardenFit: The Story of How an Open Days Garden Host Created a Hit PBS Series that’s Getting America Fit with Madeline Hooper and Jeff Hughes, June 9
Reimagining Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst with Troy Scott Smith, April 28

Spring 2022 Virtual Programs
Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect, with Judith Tankard, April 7
Ecological Horticulture in an Evolving World, with Rebecca McMackin, April 21
Olmsted and Yosemite, with Ethan Carr and Rolf Diamant, May 5

Winter 2022 Virtual Programs 
Diverse Gardening Traditions

Our winter webinar series explored past and present topics in American gardening that bucked conventions of the day, including the all-female landscape architecture firm of Lord & Schryver (February 10), the enterprising figure Ethel Earley-Clark (February 24), or entrepreneur Eliza Blank (March 10), who is redefining comtemporary gardening practices through her company, The Sill.

The Making of the French Garden, January 13 — March 3, 2022
An eight-part weekly series of Zoom lectures, live from France, presented by Alliance Française Miami Metro. 

Fall 2021 Literary Series
This four-part webinar series featured distinguished authors and exploring the various roles of gardens and landscapes, as detailed in their stunning new books filled with horticultural and design inspiration. The Fall 2021 Literary Series was presented by the newly established Frank and Anne Cabot Society for Planned Giving, in partnership with Phaidon and Monacelli, with additional support provided by Celia Hegyi, the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, and the Lenhardt Education Fund. 

Winter/Spring 2021 Virtual Programs
Our Winter/Spring 2021 virtual programs presented a variety of experts from the garden world and two special virtual program series devoted to exploring the cultural importance of gardens. These virtual programs engaged viewers in conversations about the why of gardening, not just the how-to.  Read more.

Recent virtual programs recordings are available at the links below
Gardens for a Changing World: A Biweekly Webinar Series
July 16 - August 27, 2020

On June 10, 2020, we also sponsored an IGTV presentation with Rizzoli Bookstore, featuring Carl Dellatore, editor of Garden Design Master Class, in conversation with some of the contributors to his book and James Hall, the president and CEO of the Garden Conservancy.


The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.

Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant, Mrs. Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith, Rise S. Johnson, The Krehbiel Family Foundation, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and John S. Troy, FASLA.

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