- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 13, 2002

The Garden Conservancy will hold its Maryland and Virginia open garden days Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 at each location; a coupon good for a free visit to one garden is available with the purchase of the Open Days Directory ($15.95), available at bookstores or through the Garden Conservancy Web site, www.gardenconservancy.org.
The conservancy has arranged for eight gardens to be open on Saturday.
Maryland
The Jacobs Garden, 6619 Elgin Lane, Bethesda. Woodlands, perennials and a lily pond, a "natural garden in a structured form."
Virginia
The Burnet-Deutsch Garden, 716 N. Edgewood St., Arlington. Three separate "garden rooms" offer "elements of surprise, delights, vistas and focal points."
Cozy Shack, 3219 N. Fourth St., Arlington. Award-winning small natural garden owned by Tom Mannion and Doug Mearns.
Garden of William A. Grillo, 606 N. Edgewood St., Arlington. Shade garden with koi pond, waterfall, bamboo and cypress.
Garden of Linda Scott and Mary Dufour, 3216 N. Fourth St., Arlington. Ever-changing perennials, a water garden and a live tortoise named Monroe.
Dorothy and Art Phinney Garden, 3212 Chichester Lane, Fairfax. Pergolas, stone walls, pools and secluded retreats. Emphasis on height, vistas.
Hilltop Cottage, 2046 Rockingham St., McLean. Renowned garden owned by Philip Metcalf and his wife, Patricia Galagan, with varying rooms, paths and water gardens.
Ridder Garden, 1219 Crest Lane, McLean. Begun in the 1920s, Mrs. Walter Ridder's garden is set on Potomac bluffs, has woodland walk and parterres.

Laura Boswell


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