Lindsey Kerr, Curator/Garden Manager

Grab your calendar! There are lots of events happening at the Lord & Schryver Conservancy this season and we don’t want you to miss out.

March 3rd. In conjunction with Oregon Humanities, we are hosting “Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives,” a conversation with Jade Aguilar. Aguilar is an assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Willamette University. Her broad areas of study are gender, sexuality, and family, and her main area of focus is the study of intentional communities. $5 per ticket. 4:30pm at Gaiety Hollow (545 Mission St. SE. Salem, OR). To register and for more information, visit the website.

March 19th. We welcome Bill Noble to give a talk on the Cornish Colony in New Hampshire. The Cornish Colony is significant to the Lord & Schryver story because Edith Schryver cut her teeth as a landscape architect while working for Ellen Shipman who was part of the Cornish Colony. You can see the direct influence of the Colony style on Schryver’s designs.$10 per ticket. 2pm at the Willamette Heritage Center’s Dye House. More information and tickets on the website .


March 25th. Our first Garden Tours of the season! We will be offering guided tours of the Lord & Schryver gardens at Deepwood Museum & Gardens and Gaiety Hollow on the 4th Saturday of the month, March-September. Trained docents will walk visitors through the gardens and share information about their history and design. Note that tours at Deepwood will begin promptly at 9am. Tours of Gaiety Hollow will begin at 10:30am. Tour dates are 3/25, 4/22, 5/27, 6/24 (no Deepwood), 7/22, 8/20, 9/23. Each tour is $5 per person over the age of 16.

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April 9. The first Open Garden at Gaiety Hollow will take place. Gaiety Hollow will be open to visitors the 2nd Sunday of the month, April through September, 1-4pm. Visitors may wander through the several “rooms” that make up the gardens and enjoy them at their own pace. Volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions. Open garden dates are 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10. Admission to the gardens is $5 for those over the age of 16.

Write all the dates in your calendar. Schedule them on your smart phone. We can’t wait to see you in the garden or at one of our educational events!