Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration — 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy
We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a beautiful book that showcases fifty outstanding public and private gardens that we have worked with since our founding in 1989. The book was released by Abrams on September 22 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. Read more in our press release and media kit.
The private gardens cover a wide variety of regions, habitats, designs, and plants, from early spring through autumn. Featured private gardens include Panayoti Kelaidis’s rock garden in Denver, CO; Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway’s collection of native and Mediterranean plants and earth walls in Albion, CA; and James David’s imaginative mix of heat-tolerant plants, rills, and pools in Austin, TX.
Stunning photographs and engaging narrative bring the stories of these diverse and remarkable gardens to life.
Photographer, Marion Brenner. Editor, Page Dickey. Contributors: Patricia Steffan, Susan Lowry, and Laura Palmer.
Our deepest thanks to our supporters of Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration—25 Years of the Garden Conservancy:
- Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund
- Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld
- The Stockman Family Foundation
- Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Stone
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A New Lease on Life for the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden
UCLA and the Hannah Carter heirs reached agreement, protecting the immediate future of the garden and opening the possibility of its long-term preservation.
Pointing the Way to Almost Paradise
Anniversary Annual Report
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A big "thank you" to both Patti and Peter McGee upon her retirement from our Board of Directors!