On Sunday August 6, 2017

Event Time 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Too Blue brings their wonderful mix of bluegrass, Celtic and swing for a rousing concert on the main lawn as the summer sun fades. Their show is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship brin

Joan Harrison, banjo: Joan’s melodic banjo technique is creative and her clear and compelling coals bring new interpretations to bluegass standards.

Betsy Rome, guitar: Featured in ‘Flatpicking Guitar Magazine,’ Betsy is one of the few female performers in this demanding style of rhythm and lead guitar, and is noted for her blend of bluegrass, old-time, Celtic & swing.

Jamie Doris, bass: Having studied with jazz greats such as Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, Chico Jamilton and Junior Mance, Jamie has developed a reputation for solid and dependable groove in an number of genres.

Michael Sassano, mandolin: For over 30 years, Michael has delighted audiences with his remarkable stage presence. Michael studied mandolin with Jay Ungar and became a presence in New York’s progressive bluegrass scene. The band’s latest release, “Trouble with the Grey”, showcases Michael’s abilities as a powerhouse soloist and gifted arranger.

Sofia Chiaradini, fiddle: Playing violin since the age of five, Sophia has studied with classical violinist Julie Kurtzman, fiddle with Stacy Phillips and voice with Sarah Tolar. She has recently been awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Musice, where she plans to study later in 2017.

Come, listen and maybe even tap your toes! Bring a picnic if you like and we’ll provide the rose´ You may be dancing in the garden!

The garden will open at 4 and remain open for one hour at the conclusion of the concert.

In the event of inclement weather the concert will take place in the barn.

No cancellations after July 30

Flower Arranging In The Garden

On Friday August 11, 2017

Event Time 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use the bounty of the summer garden to create beautiful arrangements. This workshop, led by florist and horticulture professional Debbie Brown, will begin with a short lecture in the barn followed by a walk in the garden to learn about cutting and conditioning flowers. Then back to the barn where you will master the art of creating wonderfully unique arrangements by making one to take home with you. Bring your clippers and a favorite container. Locally grown floral material will be provided.

This workshop is limited to 20 participants.


On Saturday September 9, 2017

Event Time 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Be inspired by a day long symposium featuring:
Jacqueline van der Kloet – celebrated Dutch landscape designer will talk about “Magical Mixes” in the garden
Tom Coward – on leading the restoration of William Robinson’s legendary gardens at Gravetye Manor
Andrew Bunting –  expert on woody plants and author on “Plant Lover’s Guide to magnolias”
Jane Garmey– noted author and passionate gardener on “A Sense of Place: Challenges, Approaches and Solutions to Creating Gardens”
The symposium is moderated by Todd Forrest of NYBG

Each reservation includes continental breakfast and lunch at the symposium and cocktails and preview buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants at Hollister House Garden.


Click here for event details.

Patron $500 – includes invitation to the speaker dinner on Friday evening at Hollister House Garden and reserved seating at the symposium. ($200 of this ticket is tax deductible) SOLD OUT

Friend $185 – HHG and Garden Conservancy members
Non-members $200
No cancellations after August 1

Preview Buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants and Cocktails in the Garden

On Saturday September 9, 2017

Event Time 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails in the garden and the opportunity to shop at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants
before it opens to the general public on Sunday.

Don’t miss this opportunity to shop for the late season garden from some of the Northeast’s premier specialty nurseries.

Vendors include:
Broken Arrow Nursery
Cricket Hill Garden
Falls Village Flower Farm
Garden Vision Epimediums
Huntington & Hope
Linden Hill Gardens
McCue Gardens
Meadowbrook Gardens
Opus Plants
Rare Find Nursery
Snug Harbor Farm