Garden Masters Series

Garden Masters Series programs are connoisseur-level educational events at exclusive and significant landscapes. They offer in-depth study opportunities that bring garden enthusiasts together with experts in horticulture and design. While meeting new friends, visitors are offered bespoke experiences to explore the philosophy of garden creation, design theory, and diverse gardening traditions.

These programs require additional fees and advance registration through the links on each event page listed below, or by calling the Garden Conservancy at 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern.

2024 Garden Masters Series programs
Wednesday, April 17 | A Visit to PWP with Adam Greenspan, Design Director | Berkley, CA

Thursday, May 16 | A Visit to Field Operations with Tatiana Choulika, James Corner, and Lisa Switkin | New York, NY

Thursday, June 6 | The Central Park Archives with Kenneth R. Cobb and Cynthia Brenwall | New York, NY

Sunday, July 28| The Camp Rosemary Experience with Head Gardener Marya Padour | Lake Forest, IL

2023 Garden Masters Series programs
Friday, March 24 | The Garden Conservancy Goes to MoMA with curators Martino Stierli and Evangelos Kotsioris

Wednesday, May 3 | The Cook and the Gardener - Spring Edition with Sleepy Cat Farm owners Fred Landman, the gardener, and Seen Lippert, the cook

Sunday, May 7 | Rewilding a California Ranch and Garden with Tom Lloyd-Butler, a 5th generation descendant

Sunday, June 18 | The Garden as a Private Vision: A Curated Conversation at Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse Reserve with Carrie Rebora Barratt,  Deborah Nevins, and James Brayton Hall 

Sunday, July 16 | The Camp Rosemary Experience with Head Gardener Marya Padour

Tuesday, October 17 | Gardens in the Archive with curators and professors from the University of California, Berkeley

Friday, October 20 | Historical & Future Gardens with David Godshall and Jenny Jones of Terremoto

Friday, November 17 | Garden Designs from the Long Eighteenth Century with The Met’s Curator of Historic Ornament, Design and Architecture, Femke Speelberg