EVENTS

A New Perspective on Container Gardening

On Saturday May 25, 2019

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Jenna O’Brien, founder and owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design, uses containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, produce food and help create an authentic sense of place. In this illustrated presentation  you will learn how Jenna carries out her container designs. Beginning with a discussion on functional and conceptual design she will talk about pot, plant and soil selection. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on demonstration and a lucky attendee will win the completed container.

Hollister House Garden members $25

Non-members $35

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Color My World with Betsy Rogers-Knox

On Saturday May 25, 2019

Event Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to accurately mix watercolors to create a floral color wheel and explore a variety of hues found in plants. A basic understanding of color theory will enhance your paintings in any medium.

All levels welcome.

The watercolor workshops at Hollister House Garden are taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from NYBG in 2006. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Shoe in London where she was awarded the Silver Gilt Award.

Hollister House Garden members $50

Non-members $65

This workshop is sold out

Tour of a Private Litchfield County Garden followed by lunch

On Thursday May 30, 2019

Event Time 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

The estate of Robin Hill sits on 20 private acres in the beautiful Litchfield hills. Noted garden and landscape designer, Dan Pearson, has been recreating the gardens there in a naturalistic manner, making the visitor feel as if the surrounding wild countryside has encroached upon the house. The vast property includes terraces, a cutting garden, an orchard, a moss garden and meadows surrounded by native woodlands. Our tour leader will be James McGrath, head gardener ,who tends to Robin Hill.

Enjoy this unique opportunity to tour an extraordinary private garden not open to the public followed by lunch.

This event is limited to Hollister House Garden Circle of Friends members.It is complimentary to members at the Sponsor Level and above. Those members may call the office for reservations

All other membership levels $50 per person

Confirmed attendees will be sent details and directions via email

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday June 5, 2019

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and remember we do ask for a $5 per person donation.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

First Fridays

On Friday June 7, 2019

Event Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the first Friday in June, July and August the garden will be open to visitors from 6-8 (in addition to our regular open hours).

As the light fades and day turns to evening enjoy the company of friends and the beauty of the garden. Come, have a glass of wine and delight in the intimate outdoor spaces, bordered by dramatic hedges and overflowing with exuberant plantings. A prefect start to a summer weekend.

Reservations are not required.

A $10 per person donation is requested (includes a glass of wine)

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday June 12, 2019

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and remember we do ask for a $5 per person donation.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday June 19, 2019

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and remember we do ask for a $5 per person donation.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday June 26, 2019

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and remember we do ask for a $5 per person donation.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

For the Love of Roses - Watercolor Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox

On Friday June 28, 2019

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Immerse yourself in the beauty of roses! With a step-by-step approach this two day workshop will focus on the accurate drawing of rose flowers and buds, followed by a careful layering of light washes to achieve subtle transparent colors, folds, ripples and shadows of one of our most celebrated flowers.

All levels welcome. Limited to 12 participants.

This workshop meets on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 from 10-3:30.

Please note the correct days and dates for this workshop above.
The days on the printed calendar of events are correct but the dates are incorrect.

A materials list will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Please bring a bag lunch – water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided.

The watercolor workshops at Hollister House Garden are taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from NYBG in 2006. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Shoe in London where she was awarded the Silver Gilt Award.

Hollister House Garden members $190

Non-members $230

REGISTRATION

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday July 3, 2019

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and remember we do ask for a $5 per person donation.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

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