The Garden Conservancy is the first national organization devoted to preserving exceptional American gardens for the public’s education and enjoyment.
“We conserve beautiful gardens because they are a vital part of our nation’s cultural heritage.”
The Garden Conservancy invites the public to visit America‘s finest private gardens. The Conservancy’s Open Days Program encourages appreciation of “gardens as living works of art“.
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The Brine Garden – Duncan & Julia Brine 2015 Open Day – the 25th Anniversary of the Garden Saturday, October 17 from 12pm to 6pm, rain or shine Pawling, NY. Grass and gravel pathways connect ecologically and horticulturally diverse areas in this naturalistic, six-acre garden and arboretum. The maturing native plant collection includes an allée of Taxodium d. (with knees), groups of Chionanthus v. (with drupes), and more than twenty Viburnum (native and non-native), some with showy and abundant berries. Several imposing hedges of Miscanthus giganteus structure the garden and relate to the Phragmites of this formerly agrarian landscape. You’ll receive a property map and a plant list which indicates U.S. and Dutchess County natives. Anne Raver of the New York Times profiled this landscape designer’s garden. The Brine Garden is a chapter of Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley and Gardens of the Hudson Valley and is featured in Designer Plant Combinations, 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, Horticulture, and Hudson Valley magazine, amongst others. Duncan Brine is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. He published an article on naturalistic gardens in American Horticultural Society’s magazine, American Gardener. See images on www.gardenlarge.com. An entrance fee of $7.00 helps support the Garden Conservancy and Friends of the Great Swamp. Handicapped Accessibility: no
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