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 2016 Circle of Friends

Garden Angels
Susan and Coleman Burke

Craig Bergmann
J. Rodney Pleasants

Jayne Bentzen
Gertrude and Charles Best
Richard Childs and John Funt
Anne Coke
Karen Craparo and Paul Thomson
Wendy Cushman
Sylvia Hossack
Betsy and Ecton Manning
Barbara and Charles Robinson
Susan and James Sheehan
Hiram Williams and Peter Vaughn

Mary Adams and Robery Lockhart
Susan Bowey
Gay and Carlos Canal
Martine and Richard Copeland
Betty and Tom Daniels
Courtney Daniels
Page Dickey
Merle and Barry Ginsburg
Glenn Jordan and Michael Stubbs
Paula and Tom Keltner
Cynthia Newby and Jan Napier
Spencer Melder and Jonathan Tait
Pamela Moffett and Dwight Keeney
Kirsten Peckerman
Anne and Robert Rabbino
Mary Schinke

Barbara and George Blake
Deborah Brown
Lee Buttala
Jay Cantor
John Danzer
Anne Fuchs
Simon Hewitt
Madeline and Ian Hooper
Marie Iannotti
Edwina Millington
Jeane and Hugh Pendery
Donna Rafferty and Vincent Inconiglios
Barbara and Robery Sallick
Joanna and Bill Seitz
Hannah H. R. Shipley
Jacqui and Grant Smith
John Sulpy and Dr. Thomas Conroy
Jean Witmer