Special Events

Tour of a Private Litchfield County Garden followed by lunch

On Thursday May 30, 2019

Event Time 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

The estate of Robin Hill sits on 20 private acres in the beautiful Litchfield hills. Noted garden and landscape designer, Dan Pearson, has been recreating the gardens there in a naturalistic manner, making the visitor feel as if the surrounding wild countryside has encroached upon the house. The vast property includes terraces, a cutting garden, an orchard, a moss garden and meadows surrounded by native woodlands. Our tour leader will be James McGrath, head gardener ,who tends to Robin Hill.

Enjoy this unique opportunity to tour an extraordinary private garden not open to the public followed by lunch.

This event is limited to Hollister House Garden Circle of Friends members.It is complimentary to members at the Sponsor Level and above. Those members may call the office for reservations

All other membership levels $50 per person

Confirmed attendees will be sent details and directions via email

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday June 5, 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!

First Fridays

On Friday June 7, 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 June 12, 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 June 19, 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 June 26, 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 July 3, 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!

First Fridays

On Friday July 5, 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 July 10, 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 July 17, 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 July 24, 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 July 31, 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!

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!

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!