Open Gardens, Workshops All Day

Edwina von Gal, a landscape designer who advocates natural environments and runs the Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit that promotes toxin-free landscapes and lawns, will welcome visitors to her gardens at Marsh House, 962-964 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of a Garden Conservancy's Open Day event.

Also opening gardens at the same times that day will be Chip Rae and Chuck Schwarz, at 16 Greenway Drive in East Hampton, and Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel at 230 Old Stone Highway in Springs.

The tours, which take place rain or shine, cost $7 per garden, with children 12 and under admitted free.

A number of additional programs will be offered throughout the day at Ms. von Gal's garden. Tea will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during compost tea demonstrations. Gardeners will learn about the process and benefits of this organic soil amendment. Ms. von Gal will lead walks in her garden at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. A "seed bomb" workshop at 2 p.m. will have adults and children making pollinator-attracting mixes with clover and wildflower seeds. Materials will be provided, and refreshments will be offered. There are no additional fees for the tours and programs at Marsh House, but advance registration is required by emailing opendays@gardenconservancy.org or calling 888-842-2442.