Photo: Saxon Holt
On Saturday, July 30th, the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days national garden-visiting program invites the public to explore five private gardens in San Francisco’s East Bay – a special opportunity to discover and enjoy the richly diverse and inspiring inventiveness of Bay Area gardens, and the gardeners who create them. Visit one garden or all of them – tours are self-guided and reservations are not required. Rain or shine. * This is the FINAL Bay Area Open Day of the season! *
Visitors on July 30th may begin their tour at any of the following locations:
– Garden of Keeyla Meadows (1137 Stannage Avenue, Albany): This artist and garden designer’s personal garden is like walking through a living painting; includes brilliantly colorful plantings, wavy walls, mosaic benches.
– Camp Shasta (Berkeley; directions provided day of at other gardens, or in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org): Nature has been tamed and enhanced in this wild, woodland canyon garden on Codornices
Creek; includes potager, fruit trees and chickens.
– The Garden at 520 Miner Road (520 Miner Road, Orinda): Lower and upper gardens laid out over thirty five years creating a sculptural wonderland featuring a collection from around the world.
– Mediterranean Delight (106 Estates Drive, Piedmont): This garden displays the owners’ sense of whimsical design with a beautiful variety of plant color and texture in a layout that invites exploration.
– Case De Sueños (11110 Lochard Street, Oakland): A landscape designer’s own garden paradise, who’s travels have inspired lush and interesting plantings; includes shade house, koi pond and nursery.
Cost $7 per garden; children 12 & under free. Discount tickets are available online in advance, they never expire and can be used for all Open Days nationwide.
For more information: For garden locations and more information visit www.opendaysprogram.org or call 1-888-842-2442, M-F 9am to 5pm EST.