The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program gives garden lovers a bounty of opportunities to visit some of the finest private gardens in the country. This Sunday, June 25, a number are open in Westchester County. Hours are 10-4. Admission is $7. Visit www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days for a complete schedule.
Head to North Salem to see <<Artemis Farm>>, owned by Carol and Jesse Goldberg, who, 18 years ago, dismantled an unused barn and created a formal garden on the site. More recently, they created a “secret garden” behind another barn — a charming oasis with meandering paths, a seasonal stream, and a variety of shade plants. Don’t miss the intimate garden off the kitchen.
Artemis Farm is located at 22 Wallace Road.
While you’re in North Salem, take time to stop at <<The Hen & the Hive>>. The 11-year-old organically cultivated gardens feature wildflower meadow paths and woodlands. The four acres both ward off and take advantage of the white tailed deer population; only the vegetable and berry gardens are protected by deer-proof fencing.
The Hen & the Hive is located at 9 June Road.
<<The Garden of Phillis Warden>> in Bedford Hills is a perennial favorite. Water, wildflower, fern, and marsh gardens are among its many attractions. It also features a formal vegetable garden, a woodland walk, and a hidden garden.
The Garden is located at 531 Bedford Center Road. It will also be open on July 30.
<<Brae Willows,>> a one-acre garden at 49 Long Ridge Road in Bedford, is designed and maintained by the owner. The property is divided by a small seasonal creek that winds its way to the Mianus River. Conifers create seclusion, surprise, and year-round beauty. Arbors and natural stone paths await.