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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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  • STAMFORD

    28 January 2021

    Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens 151 Brookdale Road Stamford, CT 06903 (203) 322-6971 www.bartlettarboretum.org It is a difficult challenge to describe the offerings of the 93-acre arboretum. Plant collections, both recently planted and some planted 50-100 years ago accompany walking trails. Educational opportunities cross many interests both in-person and remotely. Special…

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  • SIMSBURY

    28 January 2021

    The Phelps Homestead (Owned/operated by Simsbury Historical Society) 800 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT 06070 (860) 658-2500 www.phelpsfamilyhistory.com The museum complex includes more than a dozen historic buildings and gardens on a two-acre site in the heart of Simsbury. The Gardeners of Simsbury and the Simsbury Garden club maintain the varied…

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  • SHARON

    28 January 2021

    Audubon-Sharon Audubon Center 325 Cornwall Bridge Road Sharon, CT 06069 (860) 364-0520 Situated on 1147 acres of mostly forested land, the Sharon Audubon center is noted for 11 miles of trails, a Visitor Center and Nature Store and a Children’s Adventure Center. Raptor aviaries, a butterfly house, a pollinator garden,…

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  • ROCKY HILL

    28 January 2021

    Dinosaur State Park 400 West Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067 (860) 529-8423 www.dinosaurstatepark.org In addition to the early Jurassic era dinosaur tracks for which the Park is known, visitors may tour the Arboretum which was established to showcase plants having a link to those growing during the Age of Dinosaurs….

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  • ROCKFALL

    28 January 2021

    Connecticut Forest & Park Association 16 Meriden Road Rockfall, CT 06481 (860) 346-TREE www.ctwoodlands.org The CFPA, the first nonprofit conservation organization in Connecticut, endeavors to unite the public with the land in order to promote preservation of forests, trails and open space for future generations. The State’s well-known Blue-Blazed Hiking…

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  • RIDGEFIELD

    28 January 2021

    Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. 258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203) 438-4519 www.thealdrich.org Located behind the new Museum is the 2-acre sculpture garden which is open to the public. In addition to changing exhibits during the year, educational programs for all age groups are offered. The Keeler Tavern Museum…

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  • OLD SAYBROOK

    28 January 2021

    General William Hart House 350 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (860) 395-1635 www.saybrookhistory.org/hart-house-gardens The historic House, built in 1767, is currently the home of the Old Saybrook Historical Society. Notable are the Public Heritage gardens located behind the House. Medicinal, culinary and fragrant herbs, old roses and a wildflower…

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