Books, Blooms and Garden Tours in Cornwall

The village of Cornwall is rolling out the red carpet on Saturday, June 9 in an annual townwide festival. Participating in the events being hosted by a wide variety of groups in this gem of a village gives visitors the experience what life is like in small-town America.

The Cornwall Library will be hosting a Books and Blooms Sale, as well as a country garden tour from 10, am to 4 pm. The garden tour will include four country gardens including those of Jane Garmey, Juliet and John Hubbard, Lynden B. Miller and Amelia Starr and Matthew Ziehl, click here for more information and tickets. The Library will also be selling new and out of print gardening books at the Library located on 30 Pine Street in Cornwall.

In the village of West Cornwall, on Rte. 128 by the Covered Bridge, the Souterrain Art Gallery is hosting an artist reception for Peter Joslin, Trout Markings and Landscapes in collaboration with the Housatonic Valley Association from 3 pm – 6 pm. Don’t miss browsing at The Wish House, located above the gallery, one of the most interesting shops in the Litchfield Hills. On the lawn of the Wish House, where the Farmers Market is held, there will be a workshop for kids where they can build a tinkerwagon with Joe Brien of Lost Arts Workshop form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you like furniture, pop into Ian Ingersoll Cabinet Makers and check out the shaker furniture made there and don’t miss a visit to Cornwall Bridge pottery that displays a wide array of pots, lamps, bowls and many other objects, all handmade in Cornwall Connecticut.

For the outdoorsy, the Cornwall Conservation Trust is welcoming visitors at their new office and exhibit space on 9 Railroad Street and, Clarke Outdoors and Trout Unlimited is planning specials for the day, click here for details.

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