will i see you saturday? open days begin (plus a plant sale by broken arrow)

SATURDAY, MAY 12, from 10 AM to 4 PM is my first Garden Conservancy Open Day of the season, and I’m hoping to see lots of you. As further enticement, I’m pleased that Broken Arrow Nursery will be here selling exceptional plants (and besides meeting their amazing Adam Wheeler, you can also have a word with Jack the Demon Cat).  I’m in Copake Falls, NY; directions and other details are on the Conservancy site; a $5 donation to their efforts is requested, but no reservations are required. The whole scoop:

There is also an Open Day in nearby Litchfield County, Connecticut that day and in Dutchess County, New York (the other adjacent area to me). Be sure to check for those listings, too, and make a day of it.

Can’t make it? How about coming June 2, or August 18? (Or come back; always something different going on.) On the August date, Broken Arrow will be here again doing a sale in time for fall planting, and garden writer and old friend Ken Druse will deliver a morning lecture on plant combinations and do a smaller afternoon workshop on propagation.

All the details on those other days, including links to follow for the Ken Druse events, are on my events page.  Ken’s talk and workshop require prior registration and ticket purchase; don’t get shut out, as spots are filling fast.

  1. jane gross says:

    hoping to come may 12…………………house-hunting in northampton so trying to piggyback the two. all well?

  2. stephanie says:

    I’m actually going to be visiting my sister that weekend in Pittsfield and will try to make it to your Open House. Would love to meet you! Where is the link for the ticket info?
    a fan from Virginia

    1. margaret says:

      Hi, Stephanie. No tickets required for the open day tours; $5 donation to the Garden Conservancy at the gate is all that is requested (by them, not me). You just show up 10 am-4pm. Follow the link in the post to their directions and so on (also here).

      Hi, Jane. All is OK, just hectic. Love Northampton, good idea!

  3. Jeanie says:

    I am lucky that I will be in Lakeville for the weekend. I live outside Rochester Ny a 5 hour drive. Looking forward to meeting you and Jack.

  4. Bev Conway says:

    would love to come but circumstances won’t allow it, I so enjoy your site and the valuable information that you share, hoping that you have a wonderful day and that everyone enjoys the event. Best wishes.

  5. Lisa says:

    Hi Margaret! My daughter and I will be there for sure! Coming from Cape Cod and Auburn, MA. We came to meet you and your gardens last August and it was so wonderful! We are so looking forward to seeing your Springtime gardens and hope to meet Jack this time! :)

  6. TerryK says:

    Wish I could be there but will be celebrating Mother’s Day with my two daughters. One is a Mother to be and the other has an 8 year old boy. I love Broken Arrow, have to try for the August one or maybe the one with Ken Druse or maybe both!

  7. Shira says:

    I will be there (assuming no kid-crises arise!) Will be stopping by Hollister House In Washington, CT on the way home – would highly recommend this garden to anyone else who is out garden hopping.

    It’s bad enough I live close to Broken Arrow, now this…better not forget the credit cards!

  8. Charlie says:

    Hi Margaret
    I really enjoyed my visit on Saturday! Your garden was as inspiring as ever. Plus all the frogs out-fun to try and see how many!
    We even got to pet jack the cat!

    1. margaret says:

      Hi, Charlie…it was a good Open Day for me, too. Jack was on his best/worst behavior (showing off), the frogs were in full force, and the weather was perfect — no to mention all those tempting plants for sale. Thanks for being here, and for coming here to comment, too.

  9. Mary Jane Drisgula says:

    Yes, my husband and I are coming. I met you at the wyckoff mj lecture and can’t wait to see your gardens and get inspired.

  10. Shelley says:

    Hi Margaret,
    Im a fairly new (3rd year in) gardener, last year was my first time visiting your gardens. Seeing your gardens from your personal style of planting (at the recommendation of my friend Heidi) WOW, again this year, I was more than blown away. We saw the “early version”, plants in bloom that we didnt see last year mid-summer. Such an amazing succession you have at your home. You have inspired my own gardens immensely in just a year’s time. I managed to purchase the ‘Rosa Glauca’ from broken arrow on saturday and i am super excited to add that an as inspired addition to my garden. Im truly grateful for the opportunity to not only visit your creativity, but also learn from and apply it to my own style of gardening (organically, i might add). Keep up the great work. Look forward to your June Open Days date.

    1. margaret says:

      Thank you, Shelley — and glad you snagged that rose. It’s a wonderful thing. In fact, I want to get another for a certain spot…

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