Garden Study Weekend


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.

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The symposium is sold out.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please call the Hollister House Garden office at 860-868-2200.

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

Cocktails and Preview Buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants

On Saturday September 7, 2019

Event Time 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Enjoy cocktails in the garden and preview buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants before the sale is open to the general public on Sunday.

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

Vendors include:

Broken Arrow Nursery

Cricket Hill Garden

David Burdick Daffodils and More

Falls Village Flower Farm

Garden Vision Epimediums

Green Spot


Meadowbrook Gardens

O’Brien Nurserymen


Shakespeare’s Garden

Snug Harbor Farm

Young’s at Three Rivers


HHG/GC members $50

Non-members $65


Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants

On Sunday September 8, 2019

Event Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 At the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants at Hollister House Garden 

  • Visit the garden
  • Shop for plants suitable for fall planting
  • Shop for garden tools and accessories
  • Ask an Arborist your questions about caring for trees, shrubs and lawn

Broken Arrow Nursery
Broken Arrow develops and grows rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials.  Offering superior quality and expert advice to gardeners and enthusiasts.
Cricket Hill Garden
Growers of rare peonies and unusual fruit trees
David Burdick Daffodils and More
Grower of unique bulbs, perennials and greenhouse tropicals of the highest quality. Sale will feature fall blooming Colchicum
Falls Village Flower Farm
Falls Village Flower Farm is a grower, propagator and retailer bringing over 20 years experience growing the best perennial plants that thrive in our cold climate.
Garden Vision Epimediums
Specialty mail order nursery offering the most extensive selection of shade loving epimediums in the US – over 170 species and varieties
The Green Spot
Organic retail garden center specializing in unique, interesting and unusual plants
Small specialty nursery specializing in unusual hardy plants
McCue Gardens
Growers of unique and unusual quality perennials, natives and specialty plants for over 50 years.
Meadowbrook Gardens, LLC
Meadowbrook Gardens offers a wide variety of quality native and ornamental plants along with creative design and outstanding landscape installation and maintenance.
Oesco, Inc
Suppliers of tools and equipment for gardeners, growers and groundskeeping professionals since 1954
O’Brien Nursery
Known for their hosta offerings, O’Brien is also a destination for unique shade perennials, a wide selection of conifers, special Japanese maples and dwarf ginkos.
SavATree invites garden enthusiasts to bring their landscape questions or concerns. A certified arborist will be on hand to share his knowledge and expertise on topics related to keeping your trees, shrubs and lawn beautiful, healthy and safe.
Shakespeare’s Garden
Unique garden center specializing in plants and garden and home décor. Also offering landscape design, installation and fine gardening
Snug Harbor Farm
Specialty greenhouse and nursery offering topiary along with a selection of cool plants for connoisseurs and indoor gardeners along with treasures from their lifestyle boutique.
ToHo Studio
A new design and fabrication studio located in downtown Torrington, CT. Presenting astroturf indoor/outdoor furniture designed by artist Gerald Incandela
Youngs at Three Rivers Nursery
Fifty -three acre nursery offering field grown and container stock of ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials, landscape design and installation. Specializing in specimen trees.

 Admission $10 per person