Garden Visits

Flower Show Highlights


We reported on our visits to the Philadelphia Flower Show, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show and Ball Horticultural Spring Trials in the spring 2012 issue of Gardeners On the Go!. Here are some more images and info:

Preserving Gardens

Horticulture‚Äôs January/February 2012 issue, which focuses on public gardens and all they have to offer, includes a feature on 10 gardens that have opened to the public in the past 10 years. The Garden Conservancy helped many of those gardens …

WTC Garden Legacy


I love visiting Battery Park City in New York in any season. Here’s a sampling of the gardens you will see if you walk through this extraordinary 36-acre open space district.

Wegerzyn Gardens, A Photo Tour

Wegerzyn Gardens is a great garden trekking destination.¬† After spending the better part of the day exploring the gardens, dodging a thunderstorm and simply enjoying the beauty of the flowers, I had far more photos to share than would fit …

Spreading the Joy

Joy Creek Nursery is all about people, plants, and a strong sense of place. Knowledgeable and friendly nursery employees welcome customers with a map of the site, a current catalog, a clipboard, and an exhortation to have fun exploring the six acres of gardens, trial beds, and retail offerings…

Photo Finish

It is fascinating when an artist—a painter, a sculptor, or a photographer—turns to garden making, and translates his or her well-honed principles of composition to exterior design and planting. Clive Nichols is one of the best known garden photographers, with images featured in countless books, magazines, and calendars around the world. His own garden blends his mastery of composition with the plant knowledge he has collected through his work…

The Life of Riley

Although the Big Apple prides itself in all avenues of the offbeat, Michael Riley is quite possibly one of a kind. He tends ferns, begonias, and orchids in his apartment on the Upper West Side, but you’ll find few potted plants there. Michael’s collection scales two cork bark-covered walls, floor to ceiling, a living wallpaper for this urban gardener…