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Garden Conservancy Events
Digging Deeper Programs
Open Days Program
$10/person/garden
August 24 - 2 Gardens Litchfield & Farrfiled Counties
InSitu: 8-acre sculpture garden where nature and art dramatically interact. Richly composed showcase of architecture, horticulture, sculpture, seamlessly woven in a series of 18 garden rooms. Maywood Gardens: Sunken perennial garden within 10-foot stone walls, gazebo garden planted with flowers and shrubs to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, rose garden in French pattern, woodland path, ledge garden on hillside with a view, white garden, herb garden, ornamental kitchen garden, 4,000-square-foot greenhouse.
August 25 - 1 Garden Litchfield County
Roxana Robinson—Treetop: Idiosyncratic hillside garden incorporating granite ledge, steep ravines, placid greensward, and wooded slope. Gardens separated into two areas. First: well-mannered, level terrain of “Sissinghurst,” with decorous palette of blues, pinks, silvers, purples, stone paths and emerald lawn. Then “Margaritaville,” wild and rocky ravine with riot of giant ferns, orange Tithonia, scarlet Crocosmia, red salvias, yellow nasturtiums.
September 8 - 5 Gardens Litchfield & New Haven Counties
Hollister House Garden: romantic country garden features exuberant plantings in rambling formal structure, noted for subtle and sometimes surprising color combinations. Reminiscent of classic English gardens; series of rooms with vistas of natural landscape beyond. Rare & Unusual Plant Sale. Brush Hill Gardens: Moon Garden planted in yellows and purples, Rose Walk, Wheelbarrow borders, Serpentine Garden, Woodland Walk with cascading pools and rills. The Rocks: pre-eminent example of cottages built by NY architect Ehrick Rossiter. Formal gardens with colonnaded pergolas and rocky ledges; extraordinary trees of enormous proportions. The Sumacs: 9 acres includes perennial garden, walled cutting garden, orchard with extensive bulb collection, sculptures. Pine Meadow Gardens: design/build landscape firm. 6 acres with outdoor rooms: wildflower garden, white and blue garden, pool area, terraces, pond, unusual trees and shrubs, 36 planted pots. Work area with 3 100-foot greenhouses, and 2+ acres of perennials and shrubs in containers for landscaping business.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Postal Rd.
Cold Spring
www.gardenconservancy.org
888-842-2442, info@gardenconservancy.org

CT Audbon Society
The Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-0416 ext 407, www.ctaudubon.org

CT Audubon Society Eco-Travel Events
CT Audubon
PO Box 903
Essex, CT 06426
www.ecotravel.ctaudubon.org
pwood@ctaudubon.org or agriswold@ctaudubon.org
860-767-0660 or 800-996-8747

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Events
Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities to visit today’s most beautiful gardens created by accomplished designers currently in practice.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1711 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20009
202.483.0553, https://tclf.org/

CT Audubon Milford Point Coastal Center Events
Audubon Milford Point Coastal Center
1 Milford Point Road, Milford

Hollister House Garden Events
See Garden Conservancy above
Hollister House Garden
294 Nettleton Hollow Road
Washington
Information: www.hollisterhousegarden.org

Garden Education Center Events
Garden Education Center of Greenwich
P.O. Box 1600; 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob, CT 06807
203-869-9242, www.gecgreenwich.org

Wadsworth Athenum Museum of Art Events
Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford
www.thewadsworth.org/, (860) 278-2670

Litchfield Historical Society Events
Litchfield History Museum
7 South Street
Litchfield
860-567-4501, www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/index.php

Florence Griswold Museum
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme
www.FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org or 860-434-5542

CT State Agricultural Experiment Station Events
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
New Haven
Information: 203-269-2653, www.ct.gov/caes/site/default.asp

Connecticut College Arboretum Events
Connecticut College Arboretum
270 Mohegan Ave
New London
http://arboretum.conncoll.edu/
More info: ((860) 439-5020, arbo@conncoll.edu

CT Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects Events
More info: www.ctasla.org

Southwest Conservation Events
SWCD office, 900 Northrop Rd., Suite A, Wallingford, CT 06492.
www.conservect.org
Info: 203-269-7509 x710, swcd43@sbcglobal.net

CT Botanical Society
CT Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington St.
New Haven
Information: (203) 488-7813, or www.ct-botanical-society.org

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
151 Brookdale Road
Stamford (Exit 35 of Merritt Parkway)
203-322-6971 www.bartlettarboretum.org

Weir Farm National Historic Site
Burlingham House Visitor Center
735 Nod Hill Road Wilton
(203) 834-1896 or www.nps.gov/wefa



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