This event series is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-person look at member gardens across the country! Join us for these one day Open Houses to take intensive dives into current public garden topics, see unique events and displays firsthand, and to connect with other Association members in your region!

Interested in hosting an Open House at your garden? Email Lauren Garcia Chance to learn more.

Upcoming Garden Open Houses

Buffalo Trace Distillery – Blanton Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Frankfort, KY

Thursday, July 25th, 2024 – 8am to 4pm
Sponsored by BHS Insurance

An Association member and Level II ArbNet accredited arboretum, Buffalo Trace Arboretum has married history, plant curation, research, and visitor engagement. This Open House will highlight various management techniques, research efforts, and marketing that have culminated to make the Arboretum a central point of the distillery.

This full-day program includes lunch and an optional Distillery tour. Attendees are invited to join Arboretum staff for a Wednesday night BBQ dinner at the Distillery. Guests may join for the dinner and distillery tour – pre-registration required.

Registration Cost: $99 members, $199 non-members

Registration is non-refundable after July 10th. A $25 processing fee will be applied to cancellations prior to July 10th.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, September 27th, 2024 – 11am to 7pm

Early Bird September 11th ($99 members, $199 non-members)
Registration deadline September 18th ($125 members, $225 non-members)

Registration is non-refundable after September 11th. A $25 processing fee will be applied to cancellations prior to September 11th.

Past Garden Open Houses

Gardens at Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Friday, September 8th, 2023

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Friday, April 28th, 2023

Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum, Charlotte, NC

Friday, November 4th, 2022
10 am – 4pm