The Circle of Friends was created to allow friends of Hollister House Garden to develop a closer relationship to the garden and, through their membership contribution to further the educational mission of Hollister House Garden. In partnership with garden creator George Schoellkopf, the board of directors of Hollister House Garden, Inc and the Garden Conservancy, the garden will become a premier horticultural resource for northwest Connecticut and beyond. Through their financial support and active participation, Circle of Friends members are expanding opportunities for garden lovers to learn about gardening from their visits to Hollister House Garden and from its Garden Study Weekend.

Junior $35

  •  All the benefits of individual membership for those 35 years and under

Individual $50

  • Unlimited admission to the Garden for one during regular visiting hours
  • Member discounts on programs and events at the Garden
  • Invitation to members-only events at the Garden
  • Free admission and/or discounts at approximately 300 gardens across the U.S. and Canada through the American Horticultural Society reciprocal benefits program

Dual $90

  • Unlimited admission to the Garden for two named individuals during regular visiting hours
  • All other benefits listed above

Contributing $150

  • Unlimited admission for two named individuals to the Garden during regular visiting hours, plus two guest passes
  • 10% discount on purchases at Broken Arrow Nursery (valid only at the Hamden Nursery – not at off site shows or on mail and phone orders)
  • Name listed on the website
  • All other benefits listed above.

Supporting $250

  • Unlimited admission for two named individuals to the Garden during regular visiting hours, plus four guest passes
  • Complimentary admission for two to Twilight in the Garden
  • All other benefits listed above.

Sponsoring $500

  • Unlimited admission to the Garden for two during regular visiting hours plus 2 additional guests (must be accompanied by the Sponsoring-level card holding member)
  • 6 guest passes
  • Complimentary invitation to lunch and tour at an extraordinary private Litchfield County garden never open to the public
  • All other benefits listed above

Sustaining $1,000

  • One complimentary ticket to Garden Study Weekend symposium (September 10, 2016)
  • All other benefits listed above

Garden Angel $5,000

  • Two complimentary tickets to Garden Study Weekend Symposium (September 10, 2016)
  • Invitation to private dinner for Garden Study Weekend speakers (September 9,2016)
  • All other benefits listed above

We are pleased to honor our 2017 Circle of Friends

Garden Angels
Susan and Coleman Burke
George Schoellkopf anad Gerald Incandela

Anne Bass
Barbara and Gene Kohn
J. Rodney Pleasants
Mr. and Mrs. Camillo M. Santomero, III

Nicole Alger
Craig Bergmann
Gertrude and Charles Best
Susan Bowey
Richard Childs and John Funt
Martine and Richard Copeland
Wendy Cushman
Sylvia Hossack
Betsy and Ecton Manning
Anne Hutchins-Orsi and James Orsi
Barbara and Charles Robinson
Susan and James Sheehan
Hiram P. Williams and Peter Vaughn

Mary Adams and Robert Lockhart
Katherine and Eric Baumgartner
Barbara and George Blake
Josephine Bush
Lee Buttala
Gay and Carlos Canal
Ann Coke
Betty and Tom Daniels
Courtney Daniels
Joan and William Davidson

William Drakeley
Merle and Barry Ginsburg
Glenn Jordan and Michael Stubbs
Spencer Melder and Jonathan Tait
Dennis Mouyious and Raymond Lissenden
Pamela Moffett and Dwight Keeney
Cynthia Newby and Jan Napier
Kirsten Peckerman
Anne and Robert Rabbino
Donna Raftery and Vincent Inconiglios
Donna and Benjamin Rosen
Wesley Rouse and Robert McWilliam
Sarah Schoellkopf and R. William Neal
Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith
Victoria Shaw
Nancy Steinman

Joan and Jeffrey Barist
Deborah Brown
Eunice Burley
Dick Button and Dennis Grimaldi
Jay Cantor
Tom and Linda Cole
Page Dickey and Bosco Schell
Carolyn Gray and George Peppard
Madeline and Ian Hooper
Marie Iannotti and Michael Juzwak
Paula and Tom Keltner
Katherine Kerin
Susan and John Magee
Susan Markert
Kathie Moore
Susan and Robert Morganthau
Jennifer Morvan
Leslie Needham
Bill Noble
Rod Oneglia
Jeane and Hugh Pendery
Kim and Ben Roberts
Jacqui and Grant Smith
John Sulpy and Dr. Thomas Conroy
Douglas Thomas
Jean Witmer