News

News about Garden Conservancy programs in general are listed below.
For more information about our preservation program, click here.
For more information about our Open Days program, click here.


Jenny Young du Pont will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer after three and a half years of leading the Garden Conservancy. The board of directors is naming her a Distinguished Fellow upon her departure. Read the press release.


On July 21, the Ruth Bancroft Garden announced receipt of a Garden Conservancy grant for the building of a new Visitor and Education Center (architects' rendering, above) at the garden in Walnut Creek, CA.

 
We recently spoke with Garden Conservancy Fellow John Troy, ASLA, about his personal mission to connect people with the world of plants. Read more


This season, discover the eternally fresh idea of meadows through Open Days and educational programs. All across the country, we are opening a diverse range of private meadow gardens for you to explore. Read more


Greenwood Gardens is abuzz with two new beehive colonies, thanks to their collaborative partnership with Overlook Medical Center in Springfield, NJ. Read more


Hortulus Farm and the Michener Art Museum are presenting sculptures by James Fuhrman from June through October 2016. Read more.


Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Morris Cheston, Jr., former Vice President and longtime senior member of our Garden Conservancy board of directors, who died on June 5. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 13, in Fort Washington, PA.


Judith Tankard, distinguished garden historian, author, scholar, and member of our Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows, has donated her extensive collection of periodicals and papers to the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center. Read more in library's spring newsletter. Photo by Eric Roth.


Open Days returned to the San Francisco Bay area in April, featuring five private gardens and a Digging Deeper event. Read more


Nature inspires design through the Artist Residency program at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center. Read more


The Glass Flowers: The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants has reopened at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Read more


Congratulations to Peckerwood Garden's John Fairey, recipient of the American Horticultural Society's Liberty Hyde Bailey Award. Read more


We talked with architect and our Society of Fellows member Gil Schafer about the synthesis of architecture and landscape. Find out what he had to say.


In All the Presidents' Gardens, garden historian Marta McDowell traces how the White House grounds have grown with America, from Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses. Read more about the nation's First Garden.


Garden at Risk: Mukai Farm & Garden. On March 25, The Friends of Mukai group was awarded interim possession of the Mukai House & Gardens. Read more


Billy Krimmel of Restoration Landscaping in Sacramento, CA, won our award at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show in March. Read more.

 
In February, we sat down with Daisy Helman, founder of Garden Collage and a member of our Society of Fellows. See what she had to say.


On March 3, Longwood Gardens and the American Society for Horticultural Science announced the launch of Seed Your Future. Read more.


Marco Polo Stufano received the Royal Horticultural Society's Veitch Memorial Award in London on February 26. Read more.

Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration25 Years of the Garden Conservancy

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a beautiful book that showcases fifty outstanding public and private gardens. The book was published by Abrams on September 22, 2015, and showcases eight gardens we have helped preserve and 42 of the more than 3,000 private gardens across the country that have been opened to the public through our Open Days program. For a map of all the gardens, sample photos, and more about the book, the photographer, and the editors, click here.


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