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Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day

June 24, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit Hill-Stead Museum as part of a Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day, a special statewide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens.

Visitors to Hill-Stead’s famous Sunken Garden will encounter a living example of landscape architect Beatrix Farrand’s creative vision for one family’s estate. Built in a natural depression in the landscape, the garden occupies nearly an acre of perennials, annuals and shrubs nestled in thirty-six beds in the original site of the Pope family’s garden.

  • Enjoy informal garden tours of the Sunken Garden and the Pollinator Garden, newly planted in the stone foundation of an historic greenhouse.
  • Learn about pollinator-friendly plants in both gardens.
  • Enjoy refreshments in the garden on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds, or perhaps take a slightly longer walk to see the flock of sheep at Hill-Stead’s barns.
  • Young gardeners can enjoy a scavenger hunt and other activities to acquaint them with the gardens.

The museum is open for tours from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A special exhibition, “Diamonds in the Rough: Golfing at Hill-Stead” will be on view for museum visitors as well.

Free with Museum membership or admission.

Connecticut's Historic GardensHistoric Garden’s Day is organized by Connecticut Historic Gardens.  For a list of all gardens hosting activities, visit Connecticut’s Historic Gardens on Facebook

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