This Week's Podcast: Saving Ephemeral Works of Art
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This week’s guest is Bill Noble, director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy. Since it’s founding in 1989 by Frank Cabot, the Conservancy has done more than any other national institution to save and protect America’s exceptional gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Some people imagine that the Garden Conservancy is a wealthy benefactor that finds and funds gardens, but its role is to work in partnership with individual garden owners as well as public and private organizations to provide horticultural, technical, management , and financial expertise to sustain these fragile works of art.
Bill tells more about how the GC works, and also about the Open Days Directory. Private gardens all over the country are listed and described along with directions to find them on the dates that people are invited to visit. These are unique opportunities to meet gardeners and get the inside dirt on their vision and how they achieved their goals.
To find out more about the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days and see the directory or find gardens in your area, go to Open Days. (left, Henriette Suhr’s Rocky Hills in Mt. Kisco, NY, which is open in June).