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Making Composition Work for You

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Understanding and applying just a few key principles of composition will bring strength, balance and the “wow” factor to your artwork in any medium. We will explore a range of basic principles and techniques through observation of Great Masters’ works of art and a variety of short exercises in pencil. These exercises include: focal point, ... Read more

$95

Opening Day

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

The garden opens for the season on Friday, April 23, Visiting hours for the 2021 season are: Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4 Saturdays 10-4 All visitors are required to observe the following guidelines: Please visit in small family groups only - a maximum of 4 adults per group. Please observe 6' social distancing from other groups ... Read more

Designing Your Garden From Scratch

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Are you planning to make a garden? Before you do anything let Page Dickey  illustrate and discuss some key elements to consider: connecting the garden to the house deciding on a style - formal or informal, prim or wild the importance of paths and routes terraces and hardscaping (brick, gravel, stone) establishing bones (trees, shrubs ... Read more

Thinking Outside the Box: Using Excellent Plants in Creative Ways

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, Connecticut will share knowledge of  trees, shrubs and conifers that are often overlooked by gardeners and landscape designers when planning gardens.  This expert plantsman will present creative and unique approaches to using these plants. Gain insight into the development of unusual plants, the value and use of foliage ... Read more

Mind Your Matrix: Successful Plant Combinations to Create a Living Landscape

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Robert Clyde Anderson returns to Hollister House Garden to share his methods for the technique of Matrix planting. If you haven't heard about matrix planting, you will soon. Essentially the planting of three to five equally competitive plants that are vigorous enough to act as a "living mulch" to provide weed suppression and moisture retention around ... Read more

Color in Nature

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Careful observation of all the subtle hues and values in nature helps in creating accurate, colorful and unique paintings. Using watercolor in a series of exercises, learn to mix and match these subtle earth tones found in a variety of leaves, petals and other treasures of the garden. The watercolor workshops at Hollister House Garden ... Read more

$95

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