On Saturday May 26, 2018

Event Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to create fabulous, decorative outdoor containers combining vegetables, herbs, flowers and vines. Designer Chris Zaima will begin the program with a selection of images of finished plantings. He will then demonstrate the art of mixing plant material to create beautiful and useful kitchen garden containers.

HHG Members $30

Non-Members $35

Book Talk with Tovah Martin

On Friday June 1, 2018

Event Time 5:00 pm

Join beloved author and friend Tovah Martin as she changes the focus from the “to-do” lists of gardening to taking the time to truly enjoy the garden. Beginning with the first blooms of spring to putting the garden to bed in winter Tovah will urge us to mindfully explore the garden through sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. Following her introduction Tovah will lead a walk through Hollister House Garden from a sensory point of view.

Following the garden walk enjoy a glass of wine and the opportunity to talk to Tovah and have her sign her latest book The Garden in Every Sense and Season

Please RSVP 860-868-2200

Shakespeare in the Garden

On Sunday June 3, 2018

Event Time 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of Shakesperience in the Litchfield Hills invite you to “Shakespeare in the Garden,” an original theatrical arrangement at Hollister House Garden.  Stroll the gardens and learn of the plans to bring Shakespeare in the Park to the Litchfield Hills in 2019.  The garden will open at at 5pm on Sunday, June 3rd The performance begins at 6pm (in the barn in the event of rain.)  Enjoy a  glass of rosé, bring a chair or blanket, and pack a picnic if you like.

Kindly RSVP

Event hosts: Martha Bernstein, Kim Gallo, Kathryn & John Kehoe, Kristin Kunhardt, Susan & John Magee, John Maxwell, Susan Payne, Katie Ré Scheidt, Dan Sherr & Margaret Ferguson, and Karen Silk.

Tour and Lunch at a Private Litchfield County Garden

On Friday June 8, 2018

Event Time 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to tour an extraordinary private garden rarely open to the public followed by lunch. This event is limited to Hollister House Garden Circle of Friends members.

This event is complimentary to Hollister House Garden members at the Sponsor Level and above.

Please call 860-868-2200 for reservations

All other membership levels $35 per person

Confirmed attendees will be sent details and directions via email

Music in the Garden

On Sunday June 10, 2018

Event Time 5:00 pm

Our annual celebration of Music in the Garden returns to the main lawn at Hollister House with a magical concert by the Deming String Quartet

The concert of baroque music will include  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach, L’estro Armonico, Opus 3, No.11 in D Minor by Antonio Vivaldi, Selections from Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel and more.

Bring a blanket or a camp chair, even a picnic if you wish – we’ll provide the rosé! – and greet summer with an outstanding concert of baroque music.

HHG Members $25

Non-Members $35

The Deming String Quartet is led by founder and violinist Larry Deming, Concertmaster of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and Director of the Danbury Music Centre Summer Strings Program. Diane Orson, violinist with Orchestra New England (and WNPR reporter!), Barbara Wiggins, member of the Hartford and New Haven Symphony Orchestras and principal viola with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and Mary Costanza, award winning cellist and currently associate principal cellist with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra complete the quartet.


A Garden Sketch Book with graphite pencil

On Monday June 11, 2018

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sit amongst the flowers of late spring and create a diary of the June garden. Become familiar with the shapes of poppies, peonies, iris and other garden flowers as you observe their unique forms. Learn what features to look for under the guidance of noted botanical artist Carol Ann Morley and how to draw those tricky overlapping shapes of petals and leaves. Bring your drawing to a new level as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the garden during this two day workshop.

Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 from 10am-3:30pm.

A materials list will be emailed to all registered participants. Please bring a bag lunch.Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Limited to 10 students

HHG Members $200

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 by May 25 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after May 25.


A Garden Sketch Book: The Colors of June

On Thursday June 14, 2018

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bring the colors of a June garden to life on a sketch book page.  Stroll the garden to select flowers to sketch.  Make color notes of the petals and leaves and complete a color study in the classroom. Take your pencil sketch and transform it into the wonderful world of color.  The art of coloring is preparation;  learn how to create a color palette to work from with the ease of colored pencils. Find out how to select the right colors for petals and leaves, which colors work best for the rich and vibrant colors of sunlit hues and those that express the subdued and deep, dark colors of shadows. With the guidance of noted botanical artist Carol Ann Morley you will gain control over your color choices and create a color drawing that has clarity and reveals the beauty of garden flowers.

Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 10am-3:30pm

A materials list will be emailed with your registration confirmation. Please bring a bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Limited to 10 students

HHG Members $200

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 by May 31 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after May 31.


Tour of English Gardens Led by Arne Maynard

On Sunday June 17, 2018

Event Time 12:00 pm

Join a small group on a 6 day tour of specially chosen private English gardens most of which are rarely open to the public. Some of the gardens are his own creations and other particular favorites that have inspired his designs. We wil chat with garden owners, take lunch in the gardens and be wined and dined in the evening at local inns or in the comfort surroundings of our two charming country hotels.


For the narrative itinerary of this special tour click here

For important information about this trip click here

For a reservation form click here

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.

Twilight in the Garden

On Saturday July 14, 2018

Event Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Savor the enchantment of Hollister House Garden in the cool of the evening and in the company of like-minded garden enthusiasts and friends. See the garden at it’s early summer peak while enjoying a selection of wine and hors-d’oeuvres.

HHG Members $25

Non-Members $35

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