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  • OLD LYME

    28 January 2021

    Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 (860) 434-5542 www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org Florence Griswold opened her family home to artists of the time, establishing an art colony which came to be known as the Lyme Art Colony, the center of the American Impressionism movement. Many of the artists painted…

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  • BETHLEHEM

    28 January 2021

    Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden 9 Main Street North Bethlehem, CT 06751 (203) 266-7596 www.ctlandmarks.org/properties/bellamy-ferriday-house-garden The home, built in two stages between 1754 and 1767, was originally owned by Reverend Joseph Bellamy, an 18th century evangelical preacher. The property was purchased in 1912 by the Ferriday family of New York, who…

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  • NEW LONDON

    28 January 2021

    Connecticut College Arboretum270 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT 06320 (860) 439-5020 www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum The Arboretum consists of a diverse 750 acres which include the landscape of the College campus as well as the surrounding plant collections and natural areas. Docent-led tours are available of the Native Plant Collection, the Caroline Black…

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  • NEW HAVEN

    28 January 2021

    Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station 123 Huntington Street New Haven, CT 06504 (203) 974-8500 www.portal.ct.gov/caes In addition to its extensive diagnostic laboratories, the CAES grounds and gardens display many interesting plant materials. Tours may be arranged. A substantial speakers list and publications provide additional expert resources. Edgerton Park 75 Cliff Street…

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  • NEW CANAAN

    28 January 2021

    Olive and George Lee Memorial Gardens 89 Chichester Road New Canaan, CT 06840 (203) 972-3410 www.newcanaanbeautification.org/lee-garden Plant collector George Lee began planting his property in 1940 with the intention to create “a peaceful place where plants can reveal their characteristic beauty in a natural setting.” Under a canopy of oaks,…

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  • MYSTIC

    28 January 2021

    Mystic Seaport Museum 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT 06355 860-572-0711 www.mysticseaport.org Connecticut is home to America’s largest maritime museum with the Seaport. The Museum includes numerous nineteenth century exhibits, seasonally interpreted gardens and perennial gardens throughout the grounds. Tours by special arrangement are available as well as a large array…

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  • MANCHESTER

    28 January 2021

    Wickham Park 1329 Middle Turnpike West Manchester, CT 06040 (860) 528-0856 www.wickhampark.org Within the 250 acre park, gardens total almost 11 acres and include an Oriental Garden, a Lotus Garden, an Italian Shrine, an English Garden, a Scottish Garden, a Wetlands Garden, a Sensory Garden and a Cabin Garden. A…

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  • MADISON

    28 January 2021

    Allis-Bushnell Historical Home 835 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443 (203) 245-4567 www.madisonhistory.org/allis-bushnell-house The Garden Club of Madison has maintained the front garden and herb garden, a Bicentennial gift to the town of Madison, since 1975. Recently, a new design has been planned for the herb garden, which will be…

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  • LITCHFIELD

    28 January 2021

    White Memorial Conservation Center 80 Whitehall Road Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-0857 www.whitememorialcc.org WMCC is the State’s largest nature center which includes a museum, 4000 acres of woodlands and 35 miles of trails. In addition to its several ponds, wetland habitats may be viewed from boardwalks. Maps are available. Nature…

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  • HARTFORD

    28 January 2021

    Butler-McCook House & Garden 396 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 247-8996 ext. 11 www.ctlandmarks.org/properties/butler-mccook-house-garden Behind the 1782 period home you will find restored Victorian era ornamental gardens, first designed in 1865. Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 724-3623 www.ctsciencecenter.org The Center offers educational exhibits for…

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