Get Involved

Many aspects of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program are the result of the hard work of volunteers. From recruiting or nominating gardens for the program to sharing their own, volunteers are the essence of Open Days.

If you are interested in volunteering, there are many ways you can contribute your time and support.

Organize an Open Day

Our Regional Ambassadors recruit many of the gardens that participate in the program each year. They work with Open Days staff to design their Open Days to introduce the public to examples of the best private gardens in America.

Email or call us at 845.424.6502 for more information.

Share your garden

Each year hundreds of exceptional gardens are selected to participate in Open Days. To nominate your garden or another garden you know to be a part of the program, fill out the 2024 Intake Form for New Gardens, e-mail us, or call 845.424.6502 to request that a nomination form be sent to you.

Garden Hosts enjoy interacting with visitors of different gardening experiences and often remark on the exchange of ideas that the program fosters.

We also partner with some terrific public gardens and nonprofit organizations around the country, garden businesses, and professionals in the gardening and design community.

Email us to find out more about these opportunities.


Open Days 2024

Registration is now open for all Open Days through the end of July!

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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