Schedule of Garden Open Days
For notification and invitation to Mill Pond Garden Open Days and Events, please use the self-sign-up form. The Mail Service we use, MailChimp, is good and safe. Please add your name to aid issuing ticket and event check-in. You can unsubscribe at any time. When you respond to an Invitation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, you will be issued an emailed ticket with a date and time. Open Days are free but reservation and ticket are required. Events and classes have a fee for ticket.
Your ticket for entry to Open Days and Events will be your print out of the emailed ticket, or show it on your smart device.
First come first serve to a limited number of tickets. Tickets give visitors the best experience and ample parking, without disturbing this residential neighborhood.
All Open Days are rain or shine.
First Sunday in April 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Come Welcome Spring! Sweeps of daffodils and tulips, emerging greenery, small bulbs, and sweeps of Hellebores.
Third Sunday in April from 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Daffodils, Tulips, other bulbs, ephemerals, emerging ferns, flowering trees and shrubs including Dogwoods, Redbud, Spirea Ogon
National Public Garden Day (the Friday before Mother’s Day) from 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Peak of Azaleas, Spring ephemeral plants, Dogwoods, Van Houteii Spirea, Ninebark, large diverse collection of Clematis.
Third Sunday in May from 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rhododendrons, Kalmia, Roses, Water Lilies, Alliums, Siberian Iris, Clematis, Peonies, Bearded Iris, Baby Geese and more.
Third Sunday in June from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Masses of Hydrangeas and Lilies, Water Lilies, Daylilies, flowering shrubs, pollinator plants, and perennials, sweeps of tall Phlox, basking turtles, frogs, Koi, and more.
Second Sunday in July from 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tall Phlox, Water Lilies, Daylilies, Tree Lilies, flowering perennials pollinator plants, Dahlias, and more.
Second Sunday in August from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Featuring in bloom: tree-like paniculate Hydrangeas, Benary’s Giant Zinnias, peak of Butterflies, Asclepias and other pollinator plants, tall Phlox, Roses, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus moshuetos, rare purple Liriope, Caladiums, Taro, Colocassias, Begonias, Sedums, African Blue Basil (the superior purpurescens), and a spectacle of Sun Coleus, and Sun Patience, (cultivars of annuals we recommend for this climate).
First Sunday in October from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Featuring a lavish display of summer annual Coleus, autumn Chrysanthemums, berries, foliage plants, the rare native Frost Asters, blue Butterflies, Camellias and more.
Second Sunday in November from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Peak of fall color including brilliant native Red Maples, Coral Bark Maples, and more. The garden is planted with an outstanding abundance of brilliant leaf color and berries to make it the richest fall color experience you may ever see.
Fourth Sunday in November from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Garden of Lights Show – Thirty thousand lights fill the garden with magic ! Reservation and ticket required
Second Sunday in December from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Garden of Lights Show. Thirty thousand lights fill the garden with magic! Ticket and Reservation required
January 1st, New Year’s Day Celebration from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Repeat of the Garden of Lights Show – Thirty thousand LED lights fill the garden with magic! Ticket and Reservation required