Garden Conservancy Tour

"Digging Deeper" with the Garden Conservancy and Stone Foundation

Q&A with Stone Foundation artists and self-guided tours of Sculpture Garden, Meditation Grove, and Haiku Path

Saturday, May 5, 2018; Q&A and self-guided tours; 1 pm guided tour with Executive Director

Gualala Arts Center and grounds


Stone Foundation members/artists Kevin Carman and John Shaw-Rimmington will answer questions about their stone installations at the Gualala Arts Center before and the the grounds and the 15,000 square-foot visual and performing arts center will be open for self-guided tours from noon to 4 pm.

May 5, 1 pm and June 2, 1 pm – Executive Director, David “Sus” Susalla will give tours of the Global Harmony Sculpture Garden with highlights of the first Serge installed in the United States (a gift from the Yakut people of Sakha Republic), the Haiku Stone Path in honor and memory of artists Jane and Werner Reichhold, the Torii Gate (traditional wood archway), and the Meditation Grove in the Redwood Grove Event Area, newly-remodeled by the Stone Foundation.

The Arts Center grounds and the 15,000 square-foot visual and performing arts center building with exhibits will be open for self-guided tours from 10 am to 4 pm on both days.

About The Garden Conservancy

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.

In partnership with garden owners, gardeners, communities, horticulturists, garden designers, and historians, we work to preserve outstanding gardens across America. We help new and emerging public gardens become community-based public resources by drawing upon the expertise from our own dedicated staff as well as that of our network of experts in all aspects of garden design, management, and restoration. We also contribute to the welfare of existing public gardens, helping them manage both natural and manmade challenges to their survival. Many of the gardens we work with are National Historic Landmarks or on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in New York State, the Garden Conservancy was founded in 1989 by renowned plantsman Frank Cabot.

Since 1989, the Garden Conservancy has helped more than 80 outstanding American gardens survive and prosper. Every year since 1995, our signature garden-visiting program, Open Days, has been opening the gates to hundreds of private gardens across the country, allowing thousands of visitors to explore beautiful spaces not normally open to the public.