Open Days



Our 2016 Open Days season is now complete. Stay tuned here for information about our 2017 season, including great opportunities to visit amazing gardens, buy the best plants, and enjoy special programming through our Digging Deeper events, Experts in the Gardens, and to spark enthusiasm in gardeners of ALL ages, look for Family Time—programs multigenerational Open Days visitors can enjoy together.

For a preliminary schedule of 2017 Open Days, click here.

Connect With Us

  • Register here for special email updates and reminders about Open Days in your area. We will send you announcements about our 2017 season. You will also receive a Save the Date email three weeks before Open Days in your area and another one the week of the tour.
  • For Frequently Asked Questions about Open Days, click here.
  • Follow our popular Facebook page for beautiful photography, garden news, and last minute updates.
  • Follow us on Instagram @thegardenconservancy  and on Twitter @GCOpenDays and share your garden photos with hashtag #gcopendays

Join Us

Open Days is 99% Volunteer Driven!

We have a small staff in New York and we work hard to create the best garden-visiting program in America, but we can't do it alone. We have hundreds of volunteers around the country who make it possible. We hope you will consider joining them.

  • Become a Regional Representative—Our “Reps” work directly with us to nominate and select gardens, schedule events, promote Open Days locally, and interact with gardeners and visitors in their area.
  • Share Your Garden—Open Days gardens include everything from the inspirational work of weekend hobbyists and passionate beginners to professional designers. Enjoy the energy of interacting with fellow garden lovers who will be inspired by your garden.
  • Greet Visitors—Share your knowledge of the local area and spend time meeting new garden lovers. Work individually or volunteer with a friend for an enjoyable day in the garden that requires no pre-planning or garden work.

To learn more about how you can get involved with the Open Days Program, click here.

Of course, you can always call or email us to talk about gardens in your area. Here is that information: toll-free information line 1.888.842.2442. At the moment we only answer this line Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. We respond to emails after hours at:



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