Open Days Announcement: Visit Our Gardens on June 25th!

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2017

Come visit our gardens the one day of the year they are open to the public!

On Sunday, June 25th, from 10am to 4pm, visit the Gardens at 900, our careful renovation and interpretation of the original entry building complex and gardens of Elawa Farm.

Originally designed by architect David Adler in 1917 for A. Watson and Elsa Armour, the buildings and gardens were abandoned for nearly a decade before we acquired them and began our labor of love to restore them.

Walk among exuberantly planted borders bursting with blooms, a restful shade garden, an orchard and dovecote, a serene swimming pool garden, and our formal motor court.




The Garden Conservancy is presenting three other North Shore Garden Tours on the same day:

The Evanston Lakefront Garden,

The Garden of Many Circles in Winnetka, 

and as a special event this year, Digging Deeper: Container Gardening at Posy Krehbiel’s Camp Rosemary in Lake Forest.

Make Your Way Up the Lake Shore for a Full Day of Spectacular Gardens!

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We Can’t Wait To See You!

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.

Since 1989, the Garden Conservancy has helped more than 80 outstanding American gardens survive and prosper. Every year since 1995, our signature garden-visiting program, Open Days, has been opening the gates to hundreds of private gardens across the country, allowing thousands of visitors to explore beautiful spaces not normally open to the public.