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Thursday Open Garden

Thursdays from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Shipman Gardens at Miller Cottage

The historic Miller Cottage is owned by Chautauqua Institution and is currently used as a private residence.

The gardens are open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the season with docents in the gardens to answer your questions and provide historical and horticultural information.

At this point, our plan is for the gardens to be open with no reservations required. However, if we find that crowds are heavy, we will move to a timed (still free!) ticket system, so please check back for details before your visit.

The gardens were designed by Landscape Architect Ellen Biddle Shipman in collaboration with Mina Miller Edison in 1922 and restored 100 years later by Chautauqua Institution in collaboration with gifts from the community.

You can also listen to audio, see historic photos, and learn more about the plants by downloading our free app, ExploreCHQ.

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