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Container Counsel: Tips and Tricks for Creating Successful Container Plantings

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Contained plantings offer the opportunity to introduce focal points of foliage and flowers where there is no ground space, and are particularly useful around a pool, on a terrace, or flanking an entranceway. Interest in potted plantings remains strong even after many years of popularity, but choosing an appropriate container, assembling beautiful and compatible combinations, ... 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 the morning light. Admission $5 per person.

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, develop mindfulness of the body to prevent injury, and release tension — especially in the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, and back. This class provides the ... 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 evenings only picnicking is permitted on the main lawn. Before you come please review our picnicking guidelines. Admission $5 per person

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 using colored pencil. Suitable for the beginner or advanced artist. Jeanne Reiner is co-founder of the Tri-State Botanical Artists, a chapter of over 70 members ... 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 glass of wine and delight in the intimate outdoor spaces, bordered by dramatic hedges and overflowing with exuberant plantings. A perfect start to a summer ... 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 at 1:00 pm with refreshments and a botanical-themed scavenger hunt to help guide children and caregivers through the garden. Gunn Memorial Library will present two ... Read more

A Visit to River Hills for Hollister House Garden Members Only

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Every year we invite members of the Hollister House Garden Circle of Friends to enjoy a private visit to an extraordinary garden rarely open to the public.This year we are fortunate to be visiting River Hills in Bedford, NY, home of landscape designer Leslie Needham and her husband John. The garden visit will take place ... 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 ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide (both non-toxic) to create a light-sensitive solution. In this workshop, participants will use plants and leaves to create a photographic ... 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 and foraged materials to help you create a magnificent arrangement to take home. We will begin with a short talk about general design principles, how ... 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 basics of your device’s camera, and learn how to integrate these controls and create unique and beautiful photographs. Taught by highly experienced instructor and professional ... 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, develop mindfulness of the body to prevent injury, and release tension — especially in the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, and back. This class provide the ... 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 plenty of drawing and watercolor tips for managing painting outdoors. Participants will explore the many different materials available to artists for ease of painting in ... 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 a delight in the garden. With careful observation learn to portray these beauties in watercolor with step- by-step demonstrations and plenty of personal attention. All ... 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 of this plant will be highlighted using numerous colored pencil techniques to capture its unique traits. Jeanne Reiner is co-founder of the Tri-State Botanical Artists, ... Read more

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

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT

Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a special opportunity to purchase plants suitable for fall planting from many of New England's premier nurseries before the sale is open to the public on Sunday. Participating vendors include: Broken Arrow Nursery Cricket Hill Garden David Burdick Bulbs & Botanical Obsessions Falls Village Flower Farm Green Spot Issima Mc ... 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 property will be led by Bunny and her head gardeners. The journey will take you from the formal sunken garden to the meandering paths of ... Read more

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