Get a rare look at three of the East End’s loveliest private gardens — including the personal home of North Fork Designer Show House favorite Conni Cross — during the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour this Saturday, Sept. 12.
The Garden Conservancy, which works to preserve beautiful gardens for public enjoyment, is hosting an “open day” on Long Island when gardens in Cutchogue, Flanders and Stony Brook will open their doors to visitors.
Two of the gardens — that of garden designer Conni Cross and the garden of Karen and Arnold Blair — are located in Cutchogue. The third garden is Biercuk & Luckey Garden in Wainscott.
Admission is $7 at each private garden (children 12 and under are free). All proceeds benefit The Garden Conservancy. No reservations are required and the event is rain or shine.
The Garden Conservancy hosts similar events in cities like Portland, Ore., Chicago and Martha’s Vineyard.
You will find five acres with a waterfall, four ponds and an aviary at Cross’ garden (look for the “Colored Eggs” sign.) The Blair’s three acre property on Peconic Bay flows from an 80-foot elevation down to the water via numerous meandering paths.
The Garden of Arnold & Karen Blair is located at 4560 Vanston Road, Cutchogue and will be open from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.; The garden on Conni Cross is located at 22275 Main Road in Cutchogue and will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Biercuk & Luckey garden is located at 18 Sayres Path in Wainscott and will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For more information, visit The Garden Conservancy’s website, gardenconservancy.org.