EVENTS

PRUNING WORKSHOP AND PLANT SALE

On Saturday May 6, 2017

Event Time 8:30 am - 10:00 am

PRUNING TECHNIQUES FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

You are invited to calm your fears of pruning. Carl Galanter, Perennial Manager at Broken Arrow Nursery, will demonstrate some simple techniques to properly trim your trees and shrubs. The demonstration will take place in the barn starting at 8:30AM and will be followed by preview buying at plant sale. Reservations are required. Call 860-868-2200. $15 per person.

The plant sale will be open to all garden visitors starting at 10AM.

TOUR AND LUNCH AT A PRIVATE LITCHFIELD COUNTY GARDEN

On Friday May 19, 2017

Event Time 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to tour an extraordinary private garden rarely open to the public followed by a picnic lunch. This event is limited to Hollister House Garden Circle of Friends members.

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DRAWING IN THE GARDEN

On Wednesday June 14, 2017

Event Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Under the guidance of noted botanical art instructor Carol Ann Morley students will sit among the irises, peonies and poppies and experience the pleasure of drawing the early summer flowers of Hollister House Garden. Draw in a sketch book with graphite and colored pencils and capture the natural way flowers grow. A two day class meeting on Wednesday and Thursday suitable for any level of student. Bring a bag lunch.

 
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No cancellations after June 1

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MUSIC FOR THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

On Sunday June 18, 2017

Event Time 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hollister House Garden invites garden and music enthusiasts to celebrate the official beginning of summer with a concert presented by The New Baroque Soloists led by creative director, Douglas Myers. ‘Festive Music for the Summer Solstice’ also known as ‘Music in the Garden’ will be held on the main lawn of the garden on Sunday, June 18th at 5pm.  All are invited to bring a picnic – rose wine and sparkling water are provided. Do bring a chair or a blanket!

 

No cancellations after June 4

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Twilight In The Garden

On Saturday July 15, 2017

Event Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Savor the enchantment of the summer garden in the cool of the evening. Enjoy wine and nibbles with friends and fellow garden lovers as the sun fades.

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Photography In The Garden

On Thursday July 20, 2017

Event Time All Day

Join photographer Rich Pomerantz for “Photography In The Garden”.

Thursday, July 20 at 7PM“Relax It’s Only Garden Photography”. Meet in the barn for light refreshments and a slideshow and lecture that will explain the basic principles of garden photography including camera functions, composition and lighting.

Friday July 21 Basic Garden Photography Workshop begins in the garden where you will photograph under Rich’s direction for 3-4 hours. Then into the barn to download your images, have lunch and do critiques. After a brief mid-day break it’s back to the garden for a second session in the late afternoon light.

Saturday, July 22 Capturing and Interpreting the Intent of the Designer. In this session you will use garden design principles to understand the intentions of the designer, interpret these intentions and design ideas to create a unique photographic vision.
 
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No cancellations after July 6

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SEED SAVING IN THE GARDEN

On Saturday August 5, 2017

Event Time 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this talk and garden practicum, Lee Buttala, HHG board member and the author of the American Horticultural Society Award-winning The Seed Garden, will teach us about the art and practice of saving seeds. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to collect and save seeds for their gardens. A garden walk-about looking at seed development will follow.

BLUEGRASS IN THE GARDEN

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. 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!

 

No cancellations after July 23

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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.

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GARDEN STUDY WEEKEND VII SYMPOSIUM

On Saturday September 9, 2017

Event Time 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

“THE EXUBERANT GARDEN”

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 Crating 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.

 

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

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