As part of our mission to save and share outstanding American gardens, 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 own preservation partners, and other like-minded organizations.

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

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Here are some of our upcoming educational events:

Find out how guiding natural processes rather than fighting them is the key to creating healthier landscapes and making them a source for environmental change. Join us for Larry Weaner's Revolutionary Landscapes at the Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, CA on September 29 and Washington, DC on November 1.


The Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture Series, which honors the legacy of Henriette Suhr, continues on October 5 in Chappaqua, NY, when environmental horticulturist Kim Eierman presents EcoBeneficial Gardening101: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard.


Andrea Wulf speaks on The Invention of Nature, one of the 10 Best Books of 2015, according to the New York Times, in Berkeley, CA on October 19 and in New York City on November 16. Her book traces the life of visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and his influence on our present-day understanding of nature.


Internationally acclaimed landscape designer Margie Ruddick and New York Magazine's celebrated design editor Wendy Goodman meet at the crossroads of design, ecology, urban planning, and landscape architecture to explore if we can be Wild by Design. This lively discussion will take place at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on November 3.



Please visit All Events for a complete calendar, including Open Days and Digging Deeper events.

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Hollister House Garden Study Weekend VI

A Passion for Gardens symposium, rare plant sale, Litchfield County Open Day

S E P T E M B E R 10 - 11

Featuring garden designer
A R N E  M A Y N A R D,
keynote speaker