Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper
, exclusive and site-specific programs—including informal talks, tours, and demonstrations with experts of every stripe—invites 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 the Garden Conservancy at 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern.

Saturday, April 29 - Design and Construction Tips for the Conifer Garden with Ridge Goodwin - New Hope, PA

May 6 & 7 - Cultivating Edible Mushrooms: A Mushroom Inoculation Workshop with Steve Shapson and MJ Jansen - Mequon, WI

Saturday, May 6 - Renewing and Restoring a 67 Year Old Overgrown Garden with Ron Carter - East Orange, NJ

Saturday, May 13 - The Garden's Development and Evolution George Biercuk and Robert Luckey - Wainscott, NY

Saturday, May 13 - Addressing Drought Through Plant Selection & Hardscape Solutions with Keeyla Meadows - Albany, CA

Saturday, May 20 - Power of Place at Manitoga, Garden & Home of Russel Wright with Manitoga's Landscape Collection and Conservation Staff - Garrison, NY

Saturday, May 20 - Creative Repurposing in the Garden with Organic Mechanics - San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 27 - Designing in Three Dimensions at Olana: A Guided Landscape Walk and Workshop with David Dew Bruner and Glenda Berman - Hudson, NY

Saturday, June 3 - From Ashes to A Garden Haven with Anne-Marie Lamarche, Mark Menke, and Keeyla Meadows - Kenwood, CA

Saturday, June 3 - A Naturalistic Edible Landscape in an Artist-Built Environment with Cynthia and Eugene Nikitin - Boiceville, NY

Saturday, June 3 - Tree Care & Maintenance with Brian Rombaugh, Silas Mountsier, and Graeme Hardie - Nutley, NJ

Sunday, June 4 - The Underlying Principles in Building a Japanese Garden with Bob Levine - Roxbury, CT

Sunday, June 4 - Eco-friendly Yard to Vase Floral Design with Georgia Lee - Milton, MA

Saturday, June 10 - The Secret Lives of Plants: Unusual Histories and Unique Adaptations with Martin Cline - Stinson Beach, CA

Sunday, June 11 - Long Hill: A Living History with Joann Vieira, Trustees Director of Horticulture - Essex, MA

Saturday, June 17 - The Garden as a Unifying Force with Larry Carlson - Bridgehampton, NY

Saturday, June 17 - A Rose is Never Just a Rose - Plants in Community with Mathew McDowell - Pound Ridge, NY

Saturday, June 17 - Garden Rooms with Gordon & Mary Hayward - Westminster West, VT

Saturday, June 17 - Gardening for the Birds with Page Dickey - Falls Village, CT

Saturday, July 8 - Bold in the Northeast: Designing with Tropical and Tropical-like Plants on the North Fork with Dennis Schrader, co-owner of Landcraft Environments - Mattituck, NY

Saturday, July 15 - Hillside Gardening Solutions with Gail Lyman, Elrick McShayne, & Megan Shay - Ithaca, NY

Saturday, July 22 - Gardening Against the Grain with Barbara Tiffany - Point Pleasant, PA

Saturday, July 29 - Shabby Chic Maintenance for Garden and Grounds with Bindy Kaye - Millbrook, NY

Sunday, July 30 - Behind the Scenes at Naumkeag with Stephen Zelno, Naumkeag's Horticulturalist - Stockbridge, MA

Saturday, August 12 - Habitat Gardens in the Catskills with Marc Wolf, presented in partnership with Mountain Top Arboretum - Tannersville, NY

Saturday, August 19 - Discover the Magic of Greenfire Woods presented in partnership with the Garden Club of Greater Milwaukee - River Hills, WI

Saturday, August 19 - The Garden and the Wilderness with Roxana Robinson - West Cornwall, CT

Saturday, August 19 - How To Not Treat Your Soil Like Dirt with Randy and Renee Ruchotzke - Kent, OH

Saturday, August 26 - NEW DATE - Mushroom Discovery Adventure with A Certified Mycologist - Sag Harbor, NY (Two Sessions)

Saturday, August 26 - Seeds and Sow On with Julia Cencebaugh Kloth - Ridgefield, CT

Saturday, September 9 - Beautiful Uncommon Trees and Shrubs for the Home and Garden with Scott Serrano & Allyson Levy - Stone Ridge, NY

Saturday, September 9 - A High Plains Prairie Garden with Bryan Fischer, Curator - Fort Collins, CO

Saturday, September 9 - Changing Seasons at Sleepy Cat Farm with Alan Gorkin - Greenwich, CT

Saturday, September 9 - Land Trusts: Preserving and Managing Open Spaces, presented with The North Salem Open Land Foundation - North Salem, NY

Saturday, September 23 - Discovering Blithewood: Guided Garden and Arboretum Tours with Blithewood Garden and Arboretum and Garden Conservancy staff - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Saturday, September 30 - Growing Flowers for the Home and Photography with Frances Palmer - Weston, CT

Saturday, December 2 - The Story of a Catchy Garden with Marilee Kuhlmann & Tom Rau - Los Angeles, CA