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  • WOODSTOCK

    28 January 2021

    Roseland Cottage 556 Route 169 Woodstock, CT 06281 (860) 928-4074 www.historicnewengland.org/property/roseland-cottage/ Henry Bowen, a successful New York businessman, returned to his hometown in 1846 to establish a retreat where he entertained friends and others which included four U.S. presidents. The boxwood-edged parterre gardens planted in the 1850’s still exist as…

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  • WOODBURY

    28 January 2021

    Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust 596 Flanders Road Woodbury, CT 06768 (203) 263-3711 www.flandersnaturecenter.org The Flanders Land Trust holds in trust more than 2100 acres of open space in the towns of Woodbury, Bethlehem, Southbury and Middlebury, and includes seven nature preserves and sanctuaries. The Nature Center found at…

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  • WILTON

    28 January 2021

    Weir Farm National Historic Site 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 834-1896 www.nps.gov/wefa/index.htm The 60-acre property, once owned by three generations of the artistic Weir family, includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond. A colonial revival Sunken Garden and the Weir Garden…

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  • WETHERSFIELD

    28 January 2021

    Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT 06109 (860) 529-0612 www.webb-deane-stevens.org The Museum is composed of three 18th century homes and their grounds located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district. The Webb House Colonial Revival Garden was designed by landscape designer Amy Cogswell in 1921. Over the years,…

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  • WESTPORT

    28 January 2021

    Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center 10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880 (203) 557-4400 www.earthplace.org Earthplace, also known as the Westport Nature Center was founded in 1958. Sixty-two acres of open space include miles of walking trails accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. In addition to the variety of natural habitats, a…

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  • WEST HARTFORD

    28 January 2021

    Elizabeth Park 1561 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 231-9443 www.elizabethparkct.org Elizabeth Park is the oldest municipal rose garden in the US, with over 100 acres of park land which includes 15000 plants, 800 varieties and a 2.5 acre rose garden. In addition to its heritage rose garden, an…

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  • WATERFORD

    28 January 2021

    Harkness Memorial State Park 275 Great Neck Road Waterford, CT 06385 (860) 443-5725 Harkness-Memorial-State-Park The property owned by Edward and Mary Harkness included the mansion (their summer home) ‘Eolia’, and 200 acres of working farmland. Between the years of 1918 and 1929, Beatrix Farrand redesigned the West Garden and created…

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  • WASHINGTON

    28 January 2021

    Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Road Washington, CT 06793 (860) 868-2200 www.hollisterhousegarden.org Nestled on 25 acres in Litchfield County, Hollister House Gardens blends both formal and informal in its uniquely American interpretation of the great gardens of the United Kingdom. Both hardscaping and green material form a series of…

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  • SUFFIELD

    28 January 2021

    Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden55 South Main Street Suffield, CT 06078 (860) 668-0055 www.ctlandmarks.org/properties/phelps-hatheway-house-garden The 1761 center chimney home enjoys an extensive colonial history, and a tour will exhibit the substantial antique furniture collection housed there. The formal parterre garden designed by Mary Wells Edwards, flowering shrubs and an herb garden…

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  • STORRS

    28 January 2021

    University of Connecticut Storrs, CT  06269 Multiple locations on Storrs campus uconn.edu/campus-life/arts-culture While Yale University was Connecticut’s first land grant university, the designation was removed and transferred to the property that is today UCONN. The University has much to offer the plant lover, with its Plant Biodiversity Conservatory and Research…

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