Special 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.

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.