Snooping around private gardens
Ever wonder what's hidden behind those thick hedges and high gates? The Garden Conservancy, based in Cold Spring, N.Y., has just published its annual 1999 Open Days Directory of private gardens open to the public. The directory offers information for visiting 394 gardens in 29 states and costs $12.95 plus shipping. Call toll-free (888) 842-2442 or (914) 265-9620.