meet the beekman boys at my august 17 garden open day

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, the Beekman BoysI REMEMBER SITTING in our skyscraper-high offices at Martha Stewart, dreaming out loud together about the “someday” of rural living. Well, I made it out of the city, and so did Brent Ridge—my former colleague, and half of  “The Amazing Race”-winning duo called the Fabulous Beekman Boys. Now he and Josh Kilmer-Purcell are coming over to this side of the Hudson River for my August 17 Garden Conservancy Open Day, and to do a talk about “The Heirloom Life” they live. Want to join us? There’s a giant plant sale on the program, too!, and other gardens open nearby.

the day’s highlights

  • Garden open from 10-4. No reservations required; $5 suggested donation to be shared by the Garden Conservancy and Friends of Taconic State Park (benefiting programs in the state park my Copake Falls, New York, garden is surrounded by).
  • Plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery at the garden, 10-4; to pre-order larger specimen plants or something specific, call Broken Arrow ahead of time, and ask for Adam Wheeler.
  • 10-11: breakfast and book signing with the Beekman Boys, at Church of St. John in the Wilderness (2 minutes drive from garden); reserve your ticket now; space limited.
  • 11-noon: lecture on ‘”The Heirloom Life” by the Beekman Boys, at the church, followed by book signing; reserve your ticket now; space limited.
  • 10-4: Visit other Garden Conservancy gardens nearby. Details, and directions to my place and all the rest.

Want to learn more about the Beekman Boys? Visit their website now.

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook

  1. Deborah B says:

    One of my gardening friends and I are planning to come. See you then! And thanks for the tip about being able to pre-order special things from Broken Arrow.

  2. Burndett Andres says:

    Oh how I would love to spend the day with you and the Beekman duo. I know it will be such fun. Maybe next year. XO

  3. tawnya says:

    Where is the open garden specifically? I’m hoping I can loop it into another trip I’m taking. Is it this address or another?
    Church of St. John in the Wilderness
    261 Route 344
    Copake Falls, NY 12517

    1. margaret says:

      Hi, Tawnya. Follow the link in the story (the last bullet item above) that says directions; they are detailed on the Garden Conservancy website if you click that green link about directions. It’s right up the street from that church, yes; the Beekman Boys are at the church so people will come here before/after.

  4. Peggy says:

    Sorry I can’t come. Wishing you great weather (not too hot) and a wonderful day filled with lots of friends, both old and new.
    I would like to win the Beekman MEN, but allowing that will not happen, I would love a book.
    Thank you!

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