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Designing Your Garden From Scratch

April 24, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Are you planning to make a garden?

Before you do anything let Page Dickey  illustrate and discuss some key elements to consider:

  • connecting the garden to the house
  • deciding on a style – formal or informal, prim or wild
  • the importance of paths and routes
  • terraces and hardscaping (brick, gravel, stone)
  • establishing bones (trees, shrubs and perennials)

She will also discuss planting a flower border step-by-step, the magic of repetition in design, introducing water and more. Most of all, Page wants you to have fun designing your new garden!

Page Dickey is a garden designer, writer and lecturer. She is the author of eight books. Her latest book, Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, published in autumn of 2020, is about her move north and subsequent new adventure.  Page is on the Board of the Garden Conservancy and cofounded the Open Days Program in 1995.  She is also on the boards of Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, NY, and Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT. Page now lives and gardens with her husband, Bosco Schell, in the company of at least one beloved dog at Church House in Falls Village, CT.

Limited seating. Reservations are required for all Barn Talks. Masks mandatory in the Barn.

HHG Members $25

Non-members $35 

This Barn Talk is sold out.

You may call the garden office to be placed on a waiting list. 860-868-2200


April 24, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hollister House Garden
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Hollister House Garden
300 Nettleton Hollow Rd
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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