The American Garden School

one class will change the way you garden


Open Garden Day & Workshop
@ Kate Frey's garden

June 17, 2017

Please join us for this great opportunity to see the principles and practices of The American Garden School expressed and demonstrated in Kate and her husband, Ben’s unique experiential and flower-filled garden in scenic Hopland, inland Mendocino county.

Profusely planted, full of flowers, bees, bird song, and rustic structures created from wood Ben has resuscitated, it has many unique seating areas, and places to explore. Visitors call it an instant sanctuary. It is eight years old and is composed of native plants and  habitat plants that attract and support a wide variety of insects and birds as well as delighting our senses. There is a vegetable garden, many rustic structures, a hermit's hut, chicken palace (with the cutest chickens ever), bar, wood library, Swiss Chalet house, and whimsical gate posts. Surprises abound! 

The Workshop will cover design, site preparation, building health soil, weed control, irrigation design, bees and wildlife in the garden, plant care, and will look at some great plant varieties.

The Open Garden is available for people to wander and enjoy the unique and relaxing spaces of the garden.


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Morning Workshop
Kate will lead a guided tour with participants and will discuss all aspects of the garden. Delicious pastries and coffee/tea will be provided. Participants are free to stay until the garden closes at 2pm. Please bring a lunch if you wish.

Open Garden

Stroll through the gardens for as long as your heart desires, enjoying the blooms, butterflies, and garden art. Please bring a lunch if you wish.

*Address and parking instructions will be sent a week before the event. The location is about 2 minutes from downtown Hopland.

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