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Three Private Gardens Open For Tours In Ridgefield, Wilton

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program takes place on Sunday with three private gardens to visit in Ridgefield and Wilton.
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program takes place on Sunday with three private gardens to visit in Ridgefield and Wilton. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Three private gardens in Ridgefield and Wilton will open to the public for self-guided tours on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.

Visitors may begin Open Day at any of the following locations:

The Barlow Mountain Garden of Helen Dimos and Benjamin Oko, 11 Barlow Mountain Road, Ridgefield -- A 1735 saltbox, listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, is surrounded by perennial gardens, shrub borders, many specimen and native trees, and a vegetable/cutting garden.

Garden of Ken and Margaret Uhle, 54 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield – This one-acre garden has been designed in a woodland setting among large glacially deposited rocks. A prominent feature of the garden is its man-made winding brook connecting two small lily ponds bordered with yellow and blue flag iris, rushes and other marginal plants.

Pixie Perennials, 200 Nod Hill Road, Wilton --Terraced perennial gardens with a wide variety of unusual plants surround a 1740 homestead set on four acres overlooking a reservoir, home to mature and specimen trees, a rock garden, fish pond, and a variety of edibles. Homegrown perennials and shrubs will be for sale on the back patio and adjacent areas, plus a pop-up boutique in the "party" barn featuring items for sale by local artisans.

Admission to each private garden is $7, benefitting the Garden Conservancy; children 12 and under are free. Open days are rain or shine, and no reservations are required. Click here or call 1-888-842-2442 for more information.

Additional area Open Days will take place on Sunday in Bedford Hills and North Salem, N.Y.; Sunday, June 26 in Bedford, Bedford Hills, Cortlandt Manor, North Salem, and South Salem, N.Y.; Sunday, July 24 in Bedford Hills, Cortlandt Manor, Pound Ridge and South Salem, N.Y.; Saturday, Aug. 13 in New Canaan, Redding and Weston; and Sunday, Sept. 18 in Greenwich, Ridgefield, and Wilton, and Lewisboro, North Salem and Tarrytown, N.Y.

Click here or call the Garden Conservancy toll-free at 1-888-842-2442 to order a 2016 Open Days directory.

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