EVENTS

A Day with Daylilies - Watercolor Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox

On Friday August 2, 2019

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capture the graceful, large blossoms of Hemerocallis, Latin for “Beauty for a Day.” In this one day step-by-step workshop the focus will be on portraying the colorful blossoms using a variety of watercolor techniques including layering washes of vibrant color.

All levels welcome. Limited to 12 participants.

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

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 $95

Non-members $120

REGISTRATION

First Fridays

On Friday August 2, 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 August 7, 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!

Flower Arranging from the Garden

On Friday August 9, 2019

Event Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will explore the joys of creating a seasonal floral design foraged from one’s own garden, the fields and woods. Horticulturalist and landscape designer Deborah Munson will begin by introducing you to her work and reviewing the tools of the trade. She wil then lead a walk through Hollister House Garden discussing floral design, structure and color. Following your time in the garden the group will return to the barn to create a design on your own.

Please bring your own glass or ceramic container. All floral material will be provided.

This workshop is strictly limited to 15 participants.

Deborah Munson is a horticulturalist and landscape designer working here in the northwest corner. Deborah combines her passion for garden history and ecological and sustainable design into the projects and properties she designs and oversees. She has co-chaired and consulted on Trade Secrets for many years.

HHG members $75

Non-members $85

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday August 14, 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 August 21, 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 August 28, 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!

GARDEN STUDY WEEKEND IX SYMPOSIUM

On Saturday September 7, 2019

Event Time 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

“Garden Visions”

Be inspired by a day long symposium featuring:

Troy Scott Smith – head gardener at Sissinghurst Castle on “Re-vita-lising Vita”
David Culp – author and garden designer on “Making Meadows”
Martha Stewart –  television host and author on “My Life in Four Gardens”
Lisa Roper -horticulturalist of the Gravel Garden “The Evolution of Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden”

The symposium will be moderated by Stephen Orr editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens

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 $750 – 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 Hollister House Garden) Strictly limited to 18.

Friend $200 – Hollister House Garden and Garden Conservancy members

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 before August 1 we will refund your registration less a 25% administrative fee. We can not offer refunds after August 1

Dahlias: How to Select and Grow

On Saturday September 21, 2019

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This “master class” on dahlias is taught by potter and passionate gardener Frances Palmer.  The illustrated talk will begin with the origin, history and botany of dahlia flower forms. Frances will teach us how to divide,plant,fertilize and stake spring tubers, how to maintain plants over the growing season and how to dig and store for the winter. She will share good sources for tubers and how to best select flowers. Finally Frances will demonstrate how to cut and compose flower arrangements like the stunning ones on her Instagram feed.

Frances Palmer was trained as an art historian. After moving to Connecticut with her young family she took some throwing courses at a nearby art guild and has worked as a potter ever since. When she is not busy at her wheel she is in her magical garden where she grows all the flowers she arranges in her pots.

francespalmerpottery.com

REGISTRATION FOR THIS BARN TALK OPENS ON JUNE 1

Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York

On Saturday September 28, 2019

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sermons in Stone is the enthralling story of the stone walls that are everywhere in New England. It is a story that.begins in the Ice Age and that has been shaped by the fencing dilemmas of the nineteenth century, by conflicts between Native Americans and colonists over land use and by American waves of immigration and suburbanization. In this surprising and illuminating talk Susan Allport will illustrate how these walls are much more than monuments to the skill of Yankee farmers.

Susan Allport is a science writer turned baker whose books have focused on the world around her. Her book, Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York has been praised as a “well-written, fascinating contribution to the region’s social and economic history”

REGISTRATION FOR THIS BARN TALK OPENS ON JUNE 1

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