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The open day is also a rare opportunity to visit the private gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway of Digging Dog Nursery in Albion. Ticket holders can visit the gardens surrounding the nursery throughout the day. As a special offering, they also can take a guided tour at 1 p.m. — led by Whigham — of the couple’s private gardens, which were featured in the Garden Conservancy’s “Outstanding American Gardens” book.

At 3 p.m. Whigham and Japanese maple expert Patricia Smyth, who owns Essence of the Tree, will give a talk and demonstration on selecting a Japanese maple and companion plants for a container that will look good year-round.

Admission to each garden is $7 (check or cash) and can be paid the day of the event at the gardens themselves. Children 12 and younger enter free. The nursery is located at 31101 Midde Ridge Road, Albion.

For more information, visit opendaysprogram.org or call 888-842-2442.

You can send Home and Garden news to Peg.Melnik@pressdemocrat.com. Send items at least three weeks in advance of an event.

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