The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program Invites the Public to Visit Private North Shore Gardens on May 17th

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program Invites the Public to Visit Private North Shore Gardens on May 17th.

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Nassau County, NY - May 13th, 2015 - On Sunday, May 17th the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program features four private gardens open to the public in East Norwich, Glen Cove, Great Neck, and Old Westbury, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to each private garden is $7, benefitting the Garden Conservancy. Open Days are rain or shine, and no reservations are required. Call 1-888-842-2442, or visit the Garden Conservancy's website for more information.

Included on the May 17th Open Day is the Kreye Garden (1 Split Rock Road Spur, East Norwich), featuring an eight-foot-high waterfall cascading into an eighty-foot-long pond which wraps around the house and into the rear yard, as well as specimen plantings, and large boulders. At Kippen Hill (89 Walnut Road, Glen Cove) admire a variegated garden, a formal garden with English style borders, and an Asian garden with an aviary pagoda. At the Tranquility Garden (43 Meadow Woods Road, Great Neck) colorful shrub roses and seasonal flowers line a brick path, a woodland area consists of conifers and rhododendrons, and a vine-covered swing offers a resting spot.

And don’t miss the Howard Phipps Jr. Estate in Old Westbury (directions will be provided at other locations), with a formal flower garden, grass terrace, a Japanese garden, and trial gardens of newly hybridized rhododendron varieties.

Additional Long Island Open Days will take place on May 23 in Cutchogue, Flanders, and Stony Brook, June 7 in Mt. Sinai; June 21 in East Hampton and Mt. Sinai, July 11 in Cutchogue and Mattituck, and September 12 in Cutchogue and East Hampton.

About The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program
The Garden Conservancy introduced the Open Days program in 1995 as a means of introducing the public to gardening, providing easy access to outstanding examples of design and horticultural practice, and proving that exceptional American gardens are still being created. The Open Days program is America’s only national private garden-visiting program, and is made possible by the work of hundreds of volunteers nationwide.

For information, a complete schedule of Open Days, or to suggest gardens for inclusion in the program, visit the Garden Conservancy online at