EVENTS

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday September 23, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.. 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.

Park only in designated areas.

Maintain social distancing of 6’at all times. Face masks strongly suggested.

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

THERE IS A MINIMUM REQUIRED DONATION OF $5 PER PERSON EVERY TIME YOU VISIT DURING THESE SPECIAL HOURS.

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday September 30, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.. 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.

Park only in designated areas.

Maintain social distancing of 6’at all times. Face masks strongly suggested.

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

THERE IS A MINIMUM REQUIRED DONATION OF $5 PER PERSON EVERY TIME YOU VISIT DURING THESE SPECIAL HOURS.

Pumpkins and Gourds

On Friday October 9, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Using watercolor techniques you will explore the brilliant colors and funky lumps, bumps and patterns on these autumn treasures. Step-by-step demonstrations will guide you through the many challenges these fun fruits present.

This workshop meets on Friday, October 9 from 10-3:30. 

A materials list for this workshop may be found here. Materials list For Hollister House It will also be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Due to current regulations this workshop is limited to 8 participants.

This workshop will be held in the Barn. There is one participant per work table and tables will be spaced a minimum of 6′ apart throughout the barn.

You must wear a face mask when not seated at your work table. If you have any questions  call the office at 860-868-2200.

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 Show in London where she was awarded the Silver Gilt Award.

Hollister House Garden members $95

Non-members $120

WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

On Saturday October 10, 2020

Event Time 12:00 am

Join celebrated garden writer Page Dickey as she shares her story of leaving behind Duck Hill, her beloved garden of 34 years and finding her next chapter. In this beautiful book, written with humor and elegance, Page describes finding a new home in northwester Connecticut and falling in love with its land. She reflects on what it means for a gardener to walk away and start again. Uprooted is a wonderful story about transitions and the satisfaction and joy that new horizons can bring.

Saturday, October 10 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 11 2 p.m.

$40.oo per person (includes a signed copy of this exceptional new book)

These are indoor events limited to 22 attendees each day. Chairs are placed 6′ apart and masks are required.

Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer and designer. She is the author of eight books including the award-winning Breaking Ground:Portraits of Ten Garden Designers. She has written on gardening and garden design over the years for House & Garden, House Beautiful, Horticulture, Elle Décor, Fine Gardening, and Garden Design. Page is on the board of the Garden Conservancy, Stonecrop Garden and Hollister House Garden.