Conservancy Open Days Program is Tour of Private Gardens

Conservancy Open Days Program is Tour of Private Gardens

Conservancy Open Days Program is Tour of Private Gardens

Woodland Farms, Springfield. Photo courtesy of the Garden Conservancy.

Woodland Farms, Springfield. Photo courtesy of the Garden Conservancy.

The Garden Conservancy is pleased to announce our upcoming Open Days program private garden tour in southern Vermont on Sunday, August 24, in Bellows Falls, Hartland, Springfield, Westminster West, and Windsor.

The program has been opening the gates to America’s best private gardens since 1995. Our 2014 season features more than 325 gardens in 22 states. Admission fees at each garden support the expansion of the Open Days Program around the country and helps build awareness of the Garden Conservancy’s work of preserving exceptional American gardens such as Hollister House Garden in Washington, Conn.

Explore five private gardens in Windham and Windsor Counties, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Highlights include vegetable gardens and other edibles, English-inspired garden rooms, an artist’s studio, a solar greenhouse, and garden structures by Dan Snow. The Sunday, August 24, tours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors may begin at any of the following locations: Cider Hill Gardens & Art Gallery – Sarah and Gary Milek, 1747 Hunt Road, Windsor; Garden of Sylvia Davatz, 106 Gilson Road, Hartland; Woodland Farms, 397 Boedtker Road, Springfield; High Meadow Farm, 84 Paradise Hill Road, Bellows Falls; or Gordon & Mary Hayward’s Garden, 508 McKinnon Road, Westminster West.

Cost: $5 per garden; children 12 & under free.

For more information go to opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.