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Hollister House Gardens


A formal meandering garden, part of the Garden Conservancy, that offers classes on storing seeds, pruning fruit trees and designing wildflower gardens.

Annie Kelly


Featured in many garden books, this delightful English-style garden is well worth an afternoon visit during spring, summer and fall.

Notes from Hollister House Gardens:
Beautifully situated on a sloping, terraced site in the rolling hills of Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut, Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of such classic English gardens as Sissinghurst , Great Dixter and Hidcote, formal in its structure but informal and rather wild in its style of planting. Begun in 1979 by George Schoellkopf, the garden since that time has evolved under George’s direction into a unique synthesis of the formal and the natural, the right angles of paths, walls and hedges melting seamlessly into the lush surrounding landscape, which forms a magnificent backdrop to the garden’s exuberant plantings. Since 1993 Gerald Incandela has contributed greatly to the garden’s development with his artist’s eye trained on redefining the surrounding landscape.

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