Open Garden Days in June and July

May 31, 2012

Flowers & Gardens

Circlular drive portion of the garden in an Atherton home on the 2011 'Open Garden Days' Tour

Circlular drive portion of the garden in an Atherton home on the 2011 Tour

The Garden Conservancy’s annual ‘open garden days’ program is almost here!  This is your opportunity to see many wonderful private gardens throughout the San Francisco Bay Area during June and July.

The pictures included here are from 2011, when I toured gardens in Atherton and Menlo Park.

It is a self-guided tour, with a fee of just $5 per garden (children under 12 are free).

Dates for different regions in the Bay area are below, along with a link to the Garden Conservancy’s web site.   There you’ll find links to pages with descriptions of each of the gardens on the tour.

Fountain in the front garden of a Menlo Park home on the 2011 'Open Garden Days' Tour

Fountain in the front garden of a Menlo Park home on the 2011 Tour

Dates for each region:

East Bay:  July 22nd

Marin:  June 16th

Peninsula:  June 10th

Mendocino/Anderson Valley:  June 10th

Mendocino/North Coast:  June 9th

San Francisco:  June 3rd

For more info on each of the gardens open within each region, go to the link below and enter  ‘CA’ in the ‘state’ field to easily find links to gardens in the S.F. Bay area:

http://gardenconservancy.org/opendays/open-days-schedule

If you go to the tour on the peninsula, you might also want to check out The Carriage Stop, at the Roger Reynolds Nursery, at 133 Encinal Ave in Menlo Park (650-323-5638):

The Carriage Stop is a fun garden and home decor shop at the Roger Reynolds Nursery in Menlo Park near the Atherton border

The Carriage Stop is a fun garden and home decor shop at the Roger Reynolds Nursery in Menlo Park near the Atherton border

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