If we open the garden next summer in mid-June, we might see this field of buttercups.

Open Garden Day and Garden Talks

Many people have asked when we will be opening the garden to the public this year.

The sad news is, we won’t.  This summer we are working on various garden projects that need time to settle in. But I hope that in 2019 we will have one — or maybe two — open garden days.

 

If we open the garden next summer in mid-June, we might see this field of buttercups.
If you visit the garden next summer in mid-June, you may see this field of buttercups.

 

Many people have also asked about where and when I’ll be speaking. Coming up on July 27, I’ll be in Kingston, Ontario, as the keynote speaker for the Ontario Horticultural Society’s annual meeting. September sees me in England, where I’ll be touring gardens in East Anglia and the Cotswolds with a group of Canadian and American gardeners.

 

I'm looking forward to a return visit to Great Fosters, a garden I saw in 2013.
I’m looking forward to a return visit to Great Fosters, a garden I saw in 2013.

 

In January, I’ll be speaking in Ottawa, then in Boston and vicinity in February and April, and in the Eastern Townships in May.

Personally, I am very happy with my newest presentation, Learning to Look: the Art of Garden Observation. In this talk I look at some often neglected points about how to really see what works and what doesn’t in a garden, and how to apply the ideas at home.

Do get in touch if you want more information — or if you want to discuss booking a talk.

 

  • Looks like you have a full summer ahead of you …..enjoy!

    • siteandinsight

      I plan to!

  • That’s a presentation I’d love to hear (and see), Pat.

    • siteandinsight

      If someone in Toronto asks me to present there, I’ll let you know.

  • Jason

    Wish I could be there.