The Winter-Spring 2017 issue of Magnolia, the quarterly journal of the Southern Garden History Society, includes a great botanical detective story at the Elizabeth Lawrence Garden, our preservation partner in Charlotte, NC.
The May/June 2017 issue of American Gardener magazine includes a feature on Hollister House Garden, our preservation partner garden in Washington, CT.
Congratulations to Pearl Fryar on receiving a 2017 National Garden Clubs Award of Excellence! GreatBigStory.com has also recently posted an inspiring, short video about Pearl Fryar and his topiary garden.
An April 27 joint press release from the Chicago Park District, Chicago Parks Foundation, and the Garden Conservancy announced the selection of renowned designer Piet Oudolf to prepare a planting plan for the Jensen Formal Garden at Humboldt Park in Chicago.
Good news! On April 25, the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument by the Los Angeles City Council. Both the house and the garden are now official landmarks.
Congratulations to Peter and Sofia Blanchard, recipients of the 2017 Foundation for Landscape Studies 2017 Place Keeper Award for their success in converting Greenwood Gardens into a membership organization open to the public.
Congratulations to Garden Conservancy board member Robert Balentine and his wife, Betty, who were honored in Atlanta on April 8 by the Library of American Landscape History for their work with the Southern Highlands Reserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains (pictured above) Read more
Chase Garden in Orting, WA, opened for the season on March 4. Find out when some of our other partner gardens around the country are opening their gates. Read more
The Ruth Bancroft Garden is third on a list of twelve "top spots for floratourism" in the country, per Country Living.
A Garden Conservancy letter encouraged the Preservation Society of Newport County to ensure that the integrity of the landscape at The Breakers in Newport, RI, is preserved. Landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand and the Preservation Society of Newport County wrote letters in response.
In late January 2017, in response to our own letter last October concerning plans to replace the historic Enid A. Haupt garden at the Smithsonian Institution, we received a letter from the Smithsonian from the Smithsonian informing us that alternative master plans are being explored.
The January 2017 edition of the UK Royal Horticultural Society's monthly magazine, The Garden, includes a nice book review of The Bold Dry Garden. Earlier in January, the book was also reviewed in Pacific Horticulture magazine and the East Bay Times reported that the "Bancroft Garden preps for major upgrade."
The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden's nomination for designation as a Historic-Cultural Monument is being reviewed by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission in early February. The Garden Conservancy urged approval.
Preservation board questions Smithsonian Institution's renovation plans.
Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Released by Timber Press in September 2016
Greenwood: A Garden Path to Nature and the Past
An illustrated history of Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, NJ, published in June 2016 by founder Peter Blanchard. Available at the garden's shop. greenwoodgardens.org