PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Garden Conservancy's new "Open Days" program will include the Jean and John Nonna Garden.
The garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 for the event.
The garden, 21 Ashland Ave., Pleasantville, was designed, planted and is maintained by Jean Nonna.
After years of collecting, she has acquired a large and varied dwarf conifer garden. The Japanese maple collection has 41 different varieties. A zelkova and Japanese emperor oak are among its rare trees. You also will find a varied selection of shrubs.
The garden is divided into themes, which include miniature, white, fern and hosta, as well as a chartreuse-and-purple room. There also are natural rock formations and garden ornaments to lend interest and beauty to Jean’s work.
Working in partnership with individual garden owners, as well as public and private organizations, the conservancy provides horticultural, technical, management, and financial expertise to sustain these fragile treasures. It helps ensure long-term stewardship of these natural assets, which are essential to the aesthetic and cultural life of our communities.
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