Sat, Aug 25
*There is an additional garden open in nearby Washington County, RI on this date; see their listing below. Hours vary.
Admission to this garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.
Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.
Digging Deeper program: Ellen Biddle Shipman Book-signing with Judith Tankard at Stone Acres Farm. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In the historic gardens at Stone Acre Farm, join landscape historian and Garden Conservancy Fellow Judith Tankard for a signing of her latest book, Ellen Shipman and the American Garden. In the 1920s and 1930s, Shipman was a famous landscape architect who designed hundreds of gardens, including 60 in Connecticut. She was known for her labor-intensive flower borders as well as charming water features and garden sculpture. Judith has also written books on Beatrix Farrand and Gertrude Jekyll. She is an Open Days Regional Representative and Garden Host on Martha’s Vineyard.
Digging Deeper event! "Natural is for Wimps: Training Plants into Extraordinary Shapes," with Louis Raymond; 3:30 & 5:00 p.m. Registration details here.
- Stone Acres FarmSat 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM • 385 North Main Street. Stonington, CT, 06378
A century-old boxwood hedge a quarter of a mile long, rose arbors, and a perennial cutting garden are highlights of this old-fashioned garden...
- Garden of Louis Raymond and Richard EricsonSat 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM • 495 Main Street. Hopkinton, RI, 02833
This is landscape-designer Raymond's own garden; it's all about explorations, whims, and manias...