Open Gardens

The Hardy Plant Society invites its members each year to open their gardens to other members. It's fun to share!

The Open Gardens program offers Hardy Plant members the opportunity to visit and learn from the gardens of others.  Any members who wishes to volunteer can open their garden as often as they would like.  Currently due to COVID-19 restrictions, gardens will be open by appointment only but year round.  Members’ gardens are listed in an on-line directory that provides the ability to browse all gardens currently open or search for specific names, areas or dates.  Each listing contains contact information as well as a garden description and pertinent tips and information.

Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of our members, we have a wide-ranging group of gardens to enjoy.  The location of open gardens stretches from the Oregon Coast to Bend and from the South Willamette Valley to the Seattle area.  These gardens offer us an opportunity to exchange ideas and experience gardens in different environments.  Members, be sure to arrange a visit when making travel plans

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HPSO Open Gardens

A DIVERSITY OF GARDENS

Some gardens are works-in-progress, some brand new, some mature, some quirky, but each a very personal statement.  They may serve as a haven, an obsession, an experiment, a release from stress, or simply a joy.  Our pleasure grows as we share our experiences with others, our successes as well as our disappointments.  Gardeners love to visit, ask questions and share their knowledge.  No garden is perfect, but each one is a learning opportunity, and each one has something to offer.

GARDEN DESCRIPTIONS

Gardens are ever changing, affected by time of year, time of day, the weather and our attempts to control and/or work with nature.  We encourage our members to include in their descriptions whatever is unique or of particular interest, such as special structures, design, unusual plants, fragrance or construction in progress.  Often, seeing projects underway is more educational than the finished product.  Since mother nature can be fickle, and the unexpected can and often does occur, a sense of humor is the garden host’s very best friend.

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