Spiro Garden at 28 Pamela Lane Open To Public on June 25th

The Garden Conservancy is sponsoring a one-day public opening of one of the finest private gardens in our region. Located at 28 Pamela Lane, close to Ward School, the property of Nina and Ron Spiro is truly spectacular. The garden is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, June 25th. No reservation is required, but a $5 admission will be charged on site. For additional information, call 1-888-842-2442 or log on to www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays/html.

A description of the garden from Nina and Ron Spiro follows: “Our main garden was started almost thirty-five years ago. It is framed in the rear by a rocky outcropping and features a waterfall, specimen plantings, and a pond-like free-form swimming pool with another, smaller waterfall. The obvious Asian feel includes statuary and stands of bamboo. Below and behind is a ‘lower garden,’ created from an old, abandoned railroad cut, which provides a quiet refuge from the bustle of nearby city streets. Bordering a dry stream-bed are impressive rock formations, and terraced shrubs, perennials, and grasses. To the right of our main garden, there is a woodland garden approached through an unusual gate and allee. Rock-lined paths wander through a canopy of mature trees interspersed with native flora that we have preserved, as well as other interesting shrubs and shade perennials.”