EVENTS

Plein Air Painting in the Garden

On Wednesday July 11, 2018

Event Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hollister House Garden invites plein air artists to paint in the garden on the following days:

Wednesday, July 11

Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday, July 25

The garden will be open for 3 hours beginning at 9am

Please call the office 860-868-2200 for reservations

We ask that you stay on designated pathways and do stand or place easels in the beds.

Introduction to Botanical Watercolor

On Thursday July 19, 2018

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Introduction to Botanical Watercolor, a two day workshop designed for beginners, will use simple seasonal plants as subjects as you learn the basic drawing and watercolor techniques necessary to create a botanical painting. The class will consist of step-by-step demonstrations, discussions, classroom exercises and critiques. The techniques covered include accurate drawing, color mixing, layering of transparent washes and dry brush.

Widen your horizons and have fun exploring a new venture under the direction of noted botanical artist Betsy Rogers-Knox. An artist since childhood, Betsy received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. Her work has been shown widely in the US and was exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show 2016 where she was recognized with the prestigious Silver Gilt Award.

Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 10am-3:30pm

A materials list will be emailed with your registration confirmation

HHG Members $200

Non-Members $225

SOLD OUT

If  you must cancel your reservation please notify us as soon as possible so we may make your space available to others. If you notify us by July 5 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after July 5.

 

 

Flower Arranging In The Garden

On Friday August 3, 2018

Event Time 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use the bounty of the summer garden to create beautiful arrangements. This workshop, led by florist and horticulture professional Debbie Brown, will begin with a short lecture in the barn followed by a walk in the garden to learn about cutting and conditioning flowers. Then back to the barn where you will master the art of creating wonderfully unique arrangements by making one to take home with you. Bring your clippers and a favorite vase suitable for a cut flower arrangement. Locally grown floral material will be provided.

Limited to 18 participants

HHG Members $50

Non-Members $55

If  you must cancel your reservation please notify us as soon as possible so we may make your space available to others. If you notify us by July 18 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after July 18.

 

The Camera as Garden Tool

On Friday August 10, 2018

Event Time 7:30 am

Join noted garden photographer Rich Pomerantz for a two day workshop that will enhance and sharpen your photography skills in the unique environment of Hollister House Garden.

Day one will consist of an overview of the basics of photographing in a garden setting: evaluating light conditions, understanding camera functions and finding the points of view that best portray what you are seeing.

Day two will take these concepts deeper, noting the design of the garden and integrating that design with your own visual narrative, thereby creating images that reflect your unique way of seeing.

Each day will begin with a short lecture in the barn at 7:30am followed by hands-on one-on-one instruction in the garden. At 10am the group comes inside to discuss the challenges of the morning and have a deeper explanation of the basic concepts reviewed earlier. break for lunch at 11:30 and return at 1 to review and discuss the morning’s images. At 3:30 return to the to photgrpah with more one-on-one instruction.

Bring a bag lunch. Water, soft drinks and snacks provided.

Limited to 10 participants.

In the event of inclement weather this workshop will take place on August 17-18

HHG Members $225

Non-Members $250

If  you must cancel your reservation please notify us as soon as possible so we may make your space available to others. If you notify us by July 25 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after July 25.

GARDEN STUDY WEEKEND VIII SYMPOSIUM

On Saturday September 8, 2018

Event Time 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

“A Passion For Plants”

Be inspired by a day long symposium featuring:

Sarah Price – one of Britain’s most prominent garden designers on “Plants First”
Kelly Norris – award-winning plantsman and author on “Planting on the Wild Side”
Lynden Miller –  public garden designer on “Beatrix Farrand:Inspiration and Mentor”
Taylor Johnston and Ed Bowen – of Issima on “The Cutting Garden Reimagined”
Barbara Paul Robinson – passionate gardener and author of “Heroes of Horticulture”

The symposium will be moderated by Edwina vonGal

Each reservation includes continental breakfast and lunch at the symposium and cocktails and preview buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants at Hollister House Garden.

Click here for event details.

Patron $500 – includes invitation to the speaker dinner on Friday evening at Hollister House Garden and reserved seating at the symposium. ($200 of this ticket is a contribution to the HHG Education Fund and tax deductible)
Friend $190 – Hollister House Garden and Garden Conservancy members
Non-members $225

If you must cancel your reservation please notify us as soon as possible so we may make your space available to others. If you notify us before August 1 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after August 1

Preview Buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants and Cocktails in the Garden On Saturday

On Saturday September 8, 2018

Event Time 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails in the garden and the opportunity to shop at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants
before it opens to the general public on Sunday.

RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE SUNDAY SALE

Don’t miss this opportunity to shop for late season planting from some of the Northeast’s premier specialty nurseries.

Vendors include:

Broken Arrow Nursery Hamden, CT
Battle Hill Forge Millerton, NY
Cricket Hill Garden Thomaston, CT
Falls Village Flower Farm Falls Village, CT
Garden Vision Epimediums Templeton, MA
Issima Little Compton, RI
McCue Gardens Wethersfield, CT
Meadowbrook Gardens New Milford, CT
O’Brien Nurserymen Granby, CT
Rare Find Nursery Jackson, NJ
Shakespeare’s Garden Brookfield, CT

HHG Members $40
Non-members $50

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SATURDAY

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations after August 25

Prior to August 25 we will refund less a $20 administrative fee

Troughs: Gardening in the Smallest Landscape

On Saturday September 15, 2018

Event Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore the many facets of gardening inside these small charming containers. Learn about the use of rocks for structure, the various kinds of plants that work well, how to best place troughs in the garden as well as the many styles possible.  A portion of this talk will emphasize the use of succulents in troughs including how to manage them effectively for beauty and longevity.

Lori Chips is the author of Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden recently published by Timber Press. Bring your questions!

HHG members $25

Non-members $35