A Great August Garden Event


Flowers surround a reflecting pool in the sunken garden at Hollister House.

August can be a slow time in the garden. Too hot to plant and many gardens don’t look their best. But if you’re in the northeast, I’ll be moderating a day-long seminar at Hollister House, one of my favorite private gardens, on Saturday, August 25. It promises to be an inspirational day with great speakers such as Edwina Von Gal,  noted landscape designer; William Cullina, executive director, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Eric T. Fleisher, director of horticulture, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy; and Bill Thomas, executive director, Chanticleer garden in Pennsylvania. The weekend continues with a plant sale and garden tour on Sunday.

Hollister House Garden Study Weekend III

August 24, 2012 – August 26, 2012

Hollister House garden, Washington, CT

The third biennial Hollister House Garden Study Weekend, Gardening Anew: Fresh Perspectives on the Garden, will explore sustainable practice and creative inspiration in our environment and aesthetic. The garden-study weekend starts Friday evening, August 24, and continues with a symposium and garden festival on Saturday, August 25, and a Garden Conservancy Open Day on Sunday, August 26.

To register and for more information on the schedule, visit or call 860.868.2200.

One garden room leads into another in the English-inspired garden created by George Schoellkopf over several decades.

A quiet boxwood parterre sits next to the 18th-century house.

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