at the Brine Garden
We hope to see you this year.
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.”
The Brine Garden – Duncan & Julia Brine
Our 2022 Open Days, the 32nd Anniversary of the Garden, take place Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, from 1-5pm.
This naturalistic, six-acre garden connects diverse ecological areas on a former dairy farm. Many mature native shrubs and trees combine with select non-native plants to form a series of areas with views, joined by meandering paths. Duncan Brine, who works with his wife and partner, Julia, at GardenLarge, is a landscape designer and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. Anne Raver of The New York Times writes that the Brine Garden is “a dreamlike landscape.” In its 32nd year, the garden has been published in books and magazines, and featured in Hudson Valley garden books. See gardenlarge.com for more.
A suggested donation of $10.00 helps support the Garden Conservancy and Friends of the Great Swamp.
Handicapped Accessibility: no
• Online pre-registration is REQUIRED for each garden. Please click and register in the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days calendar. Children under 12 are free and do not need to be pre-registered if accompanied by a pre-registered adult.
• Capacity is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins allowed; no paper tickets or cash payments will be accepted on-site.
• Masks are required, at the discretion of the garden owners, and social distancing is encouraged at all in-person events.
• Registrations are non-refundable. Sorry, we are not able to offer reimbursement or exchanges unless we cancel the event.