Digging Deeper


Digging Deeper, exclusive and site-specific programs—including informal talks, tours, and demonstrations with experts of every stripe—invite Open Days participants to take a closer look at the garden world. The idea is to dig deep and have fun!

Digging Deeper programs require additional fees and advance registration through the links on each event or by calling our toll-free order line, 1.888.842.2442, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

2019 Digging Deeper programs
Click here for a full list of Digging Deeper programs by date.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 10 a.m.: The City Alight with Life—Growing Healthy Food and Creating Vibrant Habitats with Keeyla Meadows at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 2:30 p.m.: Fearless Color Gardens with Keeyla Meadows in Albany, CA

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 3 p.m.: A Personal Garden Shaped by Travels with Nord Eriksson in Pasadena, CA

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Elemental Nature—The California Landscapes of GROUND STUDIO with Bernard Trainor at The Gardens at Heather Farm, Walnut Creek, CA
Saturday, May 26, 2019 | 4 p.m.: An Arts & Crafts Garden in New Haven, CT with Martha & Jim Alexander

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 4 p.m.:
Making a Garden, Leaving a Trace—An Afternoon Salon for Gardeners with Fred Bland at Uptop, Stony Creek, CT

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 10 a.m.: Change in the Garden: A New Adventure with Page Dickey at Church House, Falls Village, CT

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 4 p.m.: Historic Landscape, Modern Life—Creative Stewardship with Kathryn Herman in Fairfield, CT

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.: An Insider's Tips on Trees with Buddy Nixon in Kent, CT

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 2 p.m.: Designing and Dissecting a Collector's Garden with Tovah Martin at the garden of Peter Wooster, Roxbury, CT

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.: Spectacular Midsummer Gardens—A Workshop with Lynden Miller in Sharon, CT

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.: Change Over Time—Evolving Gardener, Evolving Garden with Helen Dimos at the Barlow Mountain Garden, Ridgefield, CT
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 4 p.m.: The Making of a Meadow Garden at with Bruce Lockhart and Helen O'Donnell at Swift River Farm, Petersham, MA

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 10 a.m.: 
Color and Repetition in the Garden with Andrew Grossman in Seekonk, MA
New Jersey
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 4 p.m.: In Response to Place—The Making of a Garden with James Golden at the Garden at Federal Twist, Stockton, NJ

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 3 p.m.: Apples & Orchards - A Cider Party at Bird Haven Farm with Janet Mavec and Steve Zaikowski, Pottersville, NJ
New York
Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 11 a.m.: The Inevitable Garden with Gordon Hayward at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY

Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 11 a.m.: Finding Design—Landscape Architecture and the Creative Process with Susan Cohen at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 11 a.m.: Alpine Troughs and Treasures with Lori Chips at Stonecrop Gardens, Cold Spring, NY

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 2 p.m.: Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens with Chris Woods at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.: Take a Seat in the World of Exteriors with John Danzer at Munder-Skiles, Garrison, NY

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 4 p.m.: Beautiful Rocks with Helen Bodian in Millerton, NY

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.: A Chef's Garden in the Catskills with Andrew Koehn in Hunter, NY

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.: Extraordinary Native Trees and Shrubs with Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano at Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Stone Ridge, NY

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 11 a.m.: A Woodland Retreat Between Ocean and Meadow with Alexandra Munroe, East Hampton, NY

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2 p.m.: The Evolution of a Gardener with Ellen Petersen in Stanfordville, NY

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 10 a.m.: Naturalistic Planting on a Domestic Scale with Robert Anderson in Stuyvesant, NY

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 4 p.m.: The Scent of a Garden—At Home in the Hudson Valley with Matthew Malin, Andrew Goetz, Jamie Purinton, and Pam DeGeyter in Hudson, NY

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 3 p.m.: Genius Loci: Family into Form with Steven Trevor, Naomi Brooks, and Peter Morrow Meyer at Junto Farm, Clinton Corners, NY

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 3 p.m.: Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden with Lee Reich at Springtown Farmden, New Paltz, NY

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Hardwood Cuttings Workshop with Dan Hinkley at Heronswood, Kingston, WA
2020 open days directory web

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