News Briefs


USA Today poll: best public gardens

Kudos to Longwood Gardens for winning #1 billing in USA Today's readers' choice poll of best public gardens in North America!  Longwood is one of several gardens in the top twenty with whom the Garden Conservancy has been honored to partner in various preservation and educational programs, as is the Ruth Bancroft Garden, our very first preservation project. Congratulations to all.

Recent media


"California Inspiration: Ruth Bancroft's Garden" discusses the legacy of Ruth's visionary garden and the organization launched to preserve it. American Gardener, March/April 2014

Make room of "happy surprises" in your garden, as Garden Conservancy board member and Open Days co-founder Page Dickey does in hers. Read more in Martha Stewart Living, April 2014

For other recent media coverage of Garden Conservancy people and programs,



Garden Conservancy News

Read the latest news about garden preservation and Open Days! 

Febuary 2013 Garden Conservancy eNews


Career Opportunities

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New Alcatraz Gardens book


The story of the restoration of the historic gardens of Alcatraz has been beautifully captured in a new book, Alcatraz Gardens: Remembered, Reclaimed, Reimagined.

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Upcoming Events

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    April 16, 2014  7:30 pm
    Chappaqua Public Library: Chappaqua, NY

    Bees, Trees, and Berries: How global plant movement and change can affect our gardens  The spring 2014 Rocky Hills Lecture will be the third in a series of environmental lectures featuring plan...

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    April 17, 2014 11:30 am
    Onwentsia Club: Lake Forest, IL

    A talk by Baron Cavendish of Furness, presented by the Royal Oak Foundation as part of its Seeds for Thought series. "A Time to Plant: Life and Gardening at Holker" is co-sponsored by the Garden Cons...

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    May 10, 2014 11:00 am
    Church of St. John in the Wilderness: Copake Falls, NY

    In Copake Falls, NY, Margaret Roach will again include lectures and workshops during Open Days this year. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, garden writer Lee Reich will kick off the series and speak o...

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    August 23, 2014  7:00 pm
    Bass Hall, The Monadnock Center for History & Culture: Peterborough, NH

    A lecture by Tovah Martin  The beauty of gardens is that they mature. This lecture takes a look at some of the country's most adept garden stewards to explore how they grapple with change to brin...

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    November 8, 2014  9:00 am
    Leach Botanical Garden: Portland, OR

    SAVE THE DATE for the next Garden Conservancy Northwest Network (GCNN) workshop.The topic will be "signature events" as revenue streams and crowd attractors for your organization. How do you create th...

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