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New Gardener’s Bootcamp: Three Day Program

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

No one is born a gardener, but everyone was born to garden. Learn the Hows and the Whys – the proven science – that make a garden thrive. This weekend ... Read more

Opening Day

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

The garden opens for the season on Friday, April 22, 2022 Visiting hours for the 2022 season: Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4 Saturdays 10-4  

Perennial Plant Combinations: More Than Pretty Flowers

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Flowers, ethereal by nature, are fleeting moments in a garden. Achieve season-long interest by combining plants through form, texture, structure, colors and patterns, with flowers as the "icing on the ... Read more

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Tulips welcome us into spring with their abundant colors, shapes and sizes. With step-by-step demonstrations, learn how to portray these early flowers using a variety of watercolor techniques. Practice layering ... Read more

$95

Edible Landscaping with Cricket Hill Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Edible landscapes promise to nourish the mind, body, and ecology. This talk will inspire those interested in creating unique and functional edible landscapes in New England's climate. Learn how to ... Read more

Yoga for Gardeners

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Gardening is good for the soul, and like any physical activity, it can leave your body sore. Adding regular yoga sessions helps build strength in the most-used areas, develop mindfulness ... Read more

$75

Garden Journaling

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Learn how to set up and use a garden journal to capture the ever-changing beauty in your garden, as well as other natural habitats you may visit throughout the year. ... Read more

$95

Finding Harmony at River Hills

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Leslie Needham’s twenty-year journey at River Hills, the 1780s house and property she and her husband John have restored in Bedford, NY, has been rooted in respect for history. Yet ... Read more

Artists and Photographers

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Beginning Wednesday, June 1 and continuing every Wednesday through August 31, Hollister House Garden welcomes artists and photographers to come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in ... Read more

Yoga for Gardeners

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Gardening is good for the soul, and like any physical activity, it can leave your body sore. Adding regular yoga sessions can help build strength in your body's most-used areas, ... Read more

$75

Evening in the Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Beginning Thursday, June 2 and continuing through the month of August, Hollister House Garden welcomes our friends and neighbors to enjoy the garden as day fades into evening. On Thursday ... Read more

Peonies in Colored Pencil

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Peonies, these much-anticipated flowers, evolve from tight spheres to large blousy blooms in no time. In this workshop we will capture the stages of these flowers from bud to blossom ... Read more

First Fridays

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

As the light fades and day turns to evening enjoy the company of friends and neighbors and see the beauty of the garden in a different light. Come, have a ... Read more

Family Day at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

A Day Dedicated to Families! On Sunday, June 5, Hollister House Garden welcomes children, parents, grandparents and other family members for a day of learning and fun! The day begins ... Read more

Botanical Cyanotypes for Beginners

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Magical and simple cyanotypes are a camera -ess technique that results in graphic blue and white prints. This alternative photographic process was developed in 1852 and uses the chemicals ferric ... Read more

$75

Flower Arranging with Anderson Acres Farm

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Come learn about the art of making a hand-tied flower bouquet from the Anderson Acres Farm team. This is a hands-on program. We will provide a vase, in-season flowers, foliage ... Read more

$75

Go Beyond the Basics: Smartphone Photography for the Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

If you hope to create better images of your garden, house and property, this photography workshop is for you. Nearly all smartphones/tablets offer simple-to-use, professional-level camera systems. Go beyond the ... Read more

Yoga for Gardeners

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Gardening is good for the soul, and like any physical activity, it can leave your body sore. Adding regular yoga sessions can help build strength in your body's most-used areas, ... Read more

$75

Plein Air Painting

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Learn how to capture the light and shadow, colors and the structure of a garden. An initial classroom lesson will be followed by an extended drawing and painting session, with ... Read more

$95

Lilies of the Field

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

True lilies are in the genus Lilium and they grow from true bulbs, unlike daylilies which grow from tubers. With their beautiful scents and often unique curved petals they are ... Read more

$95

Poppies in Colored Pencil

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Poppies are a perfect example of opposing textures. The translucent petals emerge from a tiny capsule covered with hairs while the heads bob perilously atop spindly stems. The remarkable contrasts ... Read more

Garden Study Weekend Symposium

Heritage Hotel and Conference Center 522 Heritage Rd, Southbury, CT

Join gardeners and garden lovers for a day of learning, inspiration and networking as our annual Garden Study Weekend returns on Saturday, September 1o, 2022. The day-long symposium, moderated by ... Read more

A Visit to Manor House Followed by Lunch

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Join Bunny Williams for a very special private tour of the beautiful gardens she has created at Manor House over the past 30 years. Your tour of this magical fifteen-acre ... Read more

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