Three Gardens: Garden Design in the Country House Era

On Saturday September 29, 2018

Event Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Tracey Miller for a lively discussion of residential landscape and garden design through the lens of three iconic designs from the late nineteenth century.

The Country Place Era occurred at the end of the nineteenth century as many Americans, fortified with newly earned wealth from the industrial revolution, took to the country to build estates. It was a movement more than it was a style and aesthetic preferences varied. Focusing on Naumkeaug, Dumbarton Oaks and Olana we will explore landscape design as it relates to history, site, society and client. Studying precedent helps us think about our own designs. We learn from the masters as we study their execution of detail, selection of plants and the techniques they employed to build upon a site’s existing features in order to evoke its ‘spirit of place,’ or Genius Loci.

Tracey Miller has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. She has had the pleasure of assisting clients with the design and implementation of unique environments for over 20 years.

HHG Members $25

Non-members $35

Planning the Late Season Garden

On Saturday October 6, 2018

Event Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join beloved author and passionate gardener Page Dickey as she recommends the perennials, shrubs and small trees to buy and plant in your garden for fall interest. This season is often overlooked  but with the right plant selection exciting things can happen.

Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer, and designer. She has written extensively on garden and garden design and is the author of seven books.  Her first book, Duck Hill Journal and, more recently,  Embroidered Ground, are about Duck Hill in New York, where she lived and gardened for thirty-three years. Page is on the Boards of the Garden Conservancy,Stonecrop Gardens and Hollister House Garden. Page now lives and gardens with her husband in the company of assorted dogs in Falls Village, CT.

HHG Members $25

Non-members $35

If you cancel prior to September 22 we will refund your reservation less a 25% administrative fee. We are unable to offer refunds after September 22.

Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

On Friday October 19, 2018

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capture the beautiful colors and textures of New England autumn leaves in this two-day watercolor workshop. Students will learn how to draw curvy, bending leaves in perspective, design a composition and practice a variety of watercolor skills such as color mixing, blending and the charging and layering of transparent washes.

This workshop is designed for beginners as well as those with some experience in drawing and watercolor.

Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 10AM-3:30PM both days

HHG Members $200

Non-members $225

A materials list will be emailed with your reservation confirmation.

If you find that you need to cancel your reservation please notify us as soon as possible so we may make your space available to those on the waiting list. Up until October 5 we will refund your registration fee less a 25% administrative fee. After October 5 we are unable to offer refunds.