September 2012
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East Bay Open Day
East Bay Open Day Features Fearless Color
Contemporary and historic gardens, a new book, AND a focus on bold color in the garden. And there's still more to come in the 2012 Open Days season.
Garden Conservancy staff in front of new headquarters
We've moved!
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On Monday, August 20, 2012, the Garden Conservancy consolidated its headquarters in a beautifully restored historic building in Garrison, New York.  .
Peckerwood Garden, by Marion Brenner
Preservation Weekend 2012: Sustaining the Garden
Seventy people from gardens around the country are gathering in Chicago in late September to share ideas, information, and inspiration.
News Briefs
Upcoming Events
Sustaining the Garden: Preservation Weekend 2012
September 27 – 30
Chicago Botanic Garden

Rosemary Verey: Legendary Gardener
October 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Chappaqua, NY

A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
October 18 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Boston, MA

Picturing the American Garden
October 26 | 6:30 p.m.
New York City

Putting It All Together: Creating Great Plant Combinations
October 26 | 8:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Walnut Creek, CA

Gardens for a Beautiful America
October 29
Boston, MA

GCNN Workshop: Sentinel Plant Network
November 10 | 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Portland, OR

Upcoming Open Days
Bamboo photo by Chelsea Lobser / Garden Design
The Strength of Bamboo
Perfect melody – the wind

among the bamboo groves

Mind washed sky clear

The breath moves beyond the self

 

Debra Prinzing arranging flowers
Local and Seasonal Bouquets—Every Week of the Year
Debra Prinzing challenged herself to create floral bouquets with locally grown flowers and foraged foliage for each week of the year. In July, she shared some of her techniques at the summer 2012 Ruth Bancroft Horticultural Series seminar.
Laburnum walk at Barnsley House
Rosemary Verey:
Legendary Gardener
Just published! Barbara Paul Robinson’s book on great British gardener Rosemary Verey draws from Barbara’s experience as a gardener with Rosemary.
Volunteering to Go to Alcatraz
Forty groups from local businesses and organizations and more than 100 individual volunteers work hard to create beauty on the Rock – and occasionally enjoy a sleepover.
Recent Media

Sept/October, Garden Design magazine, Jack Lenor Larsen

Aug/Sept, American Craft magazine, Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

August 30, Rural Intelligence, Hollister House Garden gala

August 24, Wall Street Journal, Susan Burke’s garden

August 22, Dig-itmag.com, Open Days host/potter Frances Palmer

August 21, News Times, Danbury, CT, Hollister House Garden Study Weekend

August 20, Pasadena Star-Times, Open Days rep Pam Waterman

August 18, New York Times, Hollister House Garden Study Weekend

August 1, Register Guard, Eugene, OR, Open Days host Mary-Kate Mackey

July, Nob Hill Gazette, San Francisco, Green Gables

July, Martha Stewart Living, Bill Noble’s garden

July 18, San Francisco Chronicle, Harland Hand

July 16, San Francisco Chronicle, Western Hills

July 21, Journal News, Phillis Warden garden, Open Days

June 27, Marinscope News, Gardens of Alcatraz

June 3, San Francisco Chronicle, Telegraph Hill gardens in Open Day

May-June, Garden Design magazine, Peckerwood Garden

May 25, Litchfield County Times, CT, Open Days host Nancy McCabe

May 23, Palo Alto Online, CA, Peninsula Open Day

May 9, Republican-American, Waterbury, CT, Open Days and Hollister House Garden

May 2, Huffington Post, Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

May 2, Dallas News, Open Days host Matthew Nichols

April 23, Hudson Valley magazine, Open Day host Duncan Brine

April 19, New York Times, Peckerwood Garden feature

 

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