When: Sat., June 3, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 2017
Explore six private gardens in Kentfield and Ross, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy and the Marin Art & Garden Center. Highlights include an English garden full of hedges, stonework, ironwork, and surprises; an orchard surrounded by stone walls; espaliered apples, berries, and bee hives; a small Zen garden inspired by a trip to Japan; and a circular vegetable garden inspired by Beatrix Potter. No reservations required; rain or shine. See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.
Price: Begin at the Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Ross to buy a discounted day pass from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; private gardens are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or, admission is $7 per garden; children 12 & under free.