Welcome to Open Days

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Visit America's Best Private Gardens

Fueling America’s passion for gardens, The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program annually celebrates the country’s most exciting, creative, and innovative private gardens. Open Days is made up of a nationwide community of gardeners and garden enthusiasts teaching and inspiring each other and the public. From expert to novice, there is no better way to improve as a gardener than by experiencing a diverse range of gardens, and gardening traditions, firsthand. 

Since 1995, Open Days has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors into thousands of inspired private landscapes—from urban rooftops to organic farms, historic estates, to innovative suburban lots—in 41 states. 

Open Days have become The Garden Conservancy’s best-known and most beloved program, and it is made possible by the hard work and generous support of hundreds of volunteers, garden hosts, and visitors. The Garden Conservancy is delighted to showcase America’s diverse regional horticultural and stylistic expressions for all to enjoy, and we hope to see you at an Open Day soon!

Open Days 2023 Tickets available (anticipated)
March and April Wednesday, February 15
May Wednesday, March 1
June Monday, April 3
July Monday, May 1
August Thursday, June 1
September Friday, June 30
October Tuesday, August 1
November Friday, September 1

Tickets will be released online approximately two months in advance of an Open Day, around the first of the month.

All registrations must be processed online through The Garden Conservancy's website. Garden Hosts do not have the ability to collect payments or verify memberships onsite.

Once registered, you will receive an electronic ticket that includes all the information you need to visit your selected gardens, including the garden's address, location, parking instructions, and other information to help plan your vist.

You can still be spontaneous!
Registration for gardens will remain live until the end of the Open Day or until all tickets have sold out. 

Guidelines for Visiting and FAQs

Read our visiting guidelines for Open Days guests

Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Open Days program

Learn more about The Garden Conservancy’s other Educational Programs

Become involved with the Open Days program

Open Days FAQs

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Pictured (left to right): Open Days Public Program and Education Associate Philllip Carruthers, Open Days Program Manager Amy Murray, Director of Public Programs & Education Horatio Joyce

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