Michael Gordon bio

Michael Gordon is an optometrist by profession and a passionate gardener by avocation. He is a self-trained gardener who has learned the most by visiting gardens in the United States and Europe. Originally from suburban Philadelphia, Michael has lived in Peterborough, NH, for the last 29 years, where he has created a plantman’s garden on a half-acre plot terraced into three levels. The garden of Betsy and Michael Gordon has been included in Garden Conservancy Open Days numerous times and he is currently serving as our Monadnock regional ambassador for Open Days.

For nearly two decades, Michael has been designing public gardens in the Town of Peterborough, NH. To maintain them, he instituted a private/public partnership involving volunteer gardeners trained by Michael. He has also been hosting tours to English gardens since 2007.