On September 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Hollister House Garden is hosting a weekend Symposium called “A Passion for Gardens” at the Heritage Inn in Southbury as well as on the grounds of the Hollister House Gardens.
There will be five expert speakers that will be moderated by garden designer and preservation specialist Bill Noble.
The speakers include:
Arne Maynard, celebrated English garden designer, will share his secrets on the creation of his gardens, unique and rich in detail with a particular sense of harmony and belonging, as he introduces his latest book, The Gardens of Arne Maynard.
David Culp, noted plantsman, author, and creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage, will tell us what’s new, unusual, and steadfast in the world of perennial plants in the “Best of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
Page Dickey, beloved garden writer and passionate gardener, will describe how we can enjoy drifts and pools of flowers that give our gardens unexpected charm in “Self-Seeding in the Garden.”
Quill Teal-Sullivan, preservation professional and garden manager, will speak on “Courage, Vision and Manure” and bringing back the beautiful and historically rich gardens of Helena Rutherford Ely at Meadowburn Farm.
Andy Brand and Christopher Koppel of Broken Arrow Nursery will engage in a friendly yet competitive debate as they present and compare a wide range of plants native to both Japan and America in “East vs West.”
The day concludes with cocktails and early buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants at Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission to the Symposium is: $180 for members of Hollister House Garden and/or the Garden Conservancy, $180 for general admissions purchased by July 15 and $195 for general admissions after July 15. The Cocktail Party and early buying event is open to symposium participants as well as to the general public not attending the symposium.
Admission to Cocktails and Early Buying is included in the registration fee for symposium participants. Admission (Cocktails and Early Buying only) is $40 for Hollister House and Garden Conservancy membersand $45 for general admissions.
On Sept. 11 there is a Rare Plant Sale open to the public from 10 am t0 4 pm and admission is $10.
To register for this event visit http://www.hollisterhousegarden.org/events/garden-study-weekend. For more area information www.litchfieldhills.com