Memorial Day Celebration at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Start your holiday weekend off with a visit to the farm for complimentary refreshments and family fun. Kids will enjoy face painting and playing cornhole. Other activities include a children’s scavenger hunt with prizes. (Just ask a staff member for a list of clues.) No fee or registration required. Veterans and active service members receive 10% off all purchases. For more information

West Hartford Garden Club Garden: Secret Gardens Revealed Garden Tour

St. James’s Episcopal Church 1018 Farmington Avenue, Farmington

West Hartford is a diverse town, culturally and in the makeup of our neighborhoods. The six gardens selected for our 2024 West Hartford Garden Club Garden Tour reflect that diversity. These gardens include unexpected plant combinations, rich in color and texture … woodland gardens that demand shade loving plants… the use of sculpture and miniatures … a formal sunken garden with mature plantings…free-form pools with water-loving perennials–all six locations include an unexpected element that inspired our theme: “Secret Gardens Revealed.” We know you will enjoy the tour. We hope you will leave inspired with new ideas for your gardens. The six private gardens will require a ticket and are open to adults and children over 12. No pets please. Tickets go on sale April 15, 2024 through May 27, 2024 and cost $20. Tickets can be purchased online below through the Noah Webster House or in person at Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe (2600 Albany Ave, West Hartford) or Butler Florist & Garden Center (416 Park Road, West Hartford). Online tickets purchased can be redeemed for the physical program booklet and ticket on the day of the event at St. James’s Episcopal Church (1018 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford). The event will be held rain or shine.  For more information

$20

Botanical Print-Making Workshop at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

June 1,  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Create your own original botanical print using hand-carved linoleum blocks. Learn to work with positive and negative space as you plan out and draw your design. Then, after instruction in basic linoleum cutting techniques, you will carefully carve your design into a block. Learn printmaking skills such as proper inking and registration as you print your botanical design onto paper or note cards. Along with your prints, the block is yours to take home and re-use. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the unique visual qualities of linocut prints. All levels are welcome. For more information

$110 – $140

COLOR IN THE GARDEN: Friend or Foe? at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Get color to work for you.  Create beautiful effects and avoid the trap of allowing misplaced colors to disrupt the harmony of your garden. Do you love pink and hate yellow? Or vice versa? Is blue your favorite color? Whatever your likes and dislikes may be, it is the way in which your colors are combined and contrasted that will ultimately spell success or failure. George Schoellkopf is the creator, founder and President of Hollister House Garden. He was educated at Yale University and also holds a master’s degree in Art History from Columbia University. For many years he ran a gallery specializing in 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art in New York City. His articles on gardening have appeared in Town & Country, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Fine Gardening and Rosemary Verey’s The American Man’s Garden among others.   For more information

$30 – $40

Artists and Photographers Welcome at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

June 5 - August 28, 2024 Beginning Wednesday, June 5 and continuing through August 28, Hollister House Garden welcomes artists and photographers to come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light. Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission $10 per person. For more information

$10

GARDEN DESIGN STUDIO: A Weekend Workshop at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

June 7 - June 9 Craft a vision for your garden and learn to draw your own detailed planting plan. Come and explore the core principles of garden design in this hands-on, weekend studio workshop. Suitable for all levels, you will learn comprehensive design techniques for the home gardener, from site survey and concept design to plant and material selection. Examine design strategies for different site conditions and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. Workshop time will allow students to develop and draw a basic design plan for their own garden, while benefiting from real-time feedback from the instructor and fellow students. This is the toolbox you need to design the garden of your dreams. 3 Sessions: Friday, June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information

$450 – $500

Creating an Oasis at Wethersfield: Mrs. Poehler and Mr. Stillman: Sharon

Sharon Historical Society & Museum 18 Main Street, Sharon

Opening Reception for Exhibition of Pioneering Landscape Designer Evelyn Poehler, who created the masterpiece at Wethersfield Estate & Garden in Amenia, NY. Opening Reception June 14th, 5-7 pm. A resident of Sharon, her creation is considered one of the finest classical gardens in America and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Immerse yourself in original renderings, historic and current photographs and correspondence between her and Mr. Stillman. Visitors are offered at Complimentary Day Pass to see her creations at Wethersfield in nearby Amenia, NY. For more information

EVENING IN THE GARDEN at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

As the light fades and day turns to evening, enjoy the company of friends and neighbors and see the beauty of the garden in a different light. Come have a glass of wine in the barn. Then enjoy a walk in the garden where you will delight in the intimate outdoor spaces, bordered by dramatic hedges and overflowing with exuberant plantings. A perfect start to a summer weekend. This event will take place rain or shine. This event is generously sponsored by HHG board member Rod Pleasants For more information

$15 – $20

Garden Dialogues 2024: Water Mill, NY

Water Mill NY Water Mill, NY

Jun 15, 2024 Register now for exclusive access to three exceptional residential landscapes in the Hamptons designed by LaGuardia Design Group. The event begins at the firm’s elegant and spacious offices in Water Mill. Transportation and lunch will be provided and the tours will be led by firm principals Chris LaGuardia, Daniel Thorp, and Ian Hanbach. The three projects showcase the diversity of the firm’s design approaches and their attention to detail. For more information

$175 – $200

Pollinator Days at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Learn about best practices and plants to attract pollinators to your home landscape. Assemble for an informal talk with members of our garden staff then enjoy a quick tour of our display gardens with special emphasis on plant combinations. No fee or registration required. Kids are invited to build a decorative butterfly house and decorate it with nature stickers and colorful paint pens. Kits are $10 each and available all day while supplies last. Attendees receive 20% OFF all in-stock Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia). For more information

$10

Floral Workshop at the Yellow Farmhouse

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

June 20, 2024 Join our flower arranging workshop, where Stone Acres flower farmer Hannah Esterbrook and Yellow Farmhouse educator Sara Edlin will enrich your knowledge of flowers and teach you design principles that will give you the skills and confidence to create beautiful flower arrangements at home. Dive into the world of floral design and enjoy the company of fellow floral enthusiasts in the charming Stone Acres Farm greenhouse. For more information

$12

Tea With Tuberous Begonias at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Enjoy a cup or two of cold iced tea and light refreshments as White Flower Farm's head gardener Cheryl Whalen gives a brief talk on the history and care of England’s prized Blackmore & Langdon Tuberous Begonias. White Flower Farm is the exclusive US purveyor of these remarkable plants. Tour our Begonia House at the height of the blossoming season, revel in the sight of these luminous, intensely colorful blooms, take photos, and, if you like, purchase one to take home. Registration required. Fee: $10. Attendees receive 10% OFF B&L Tuberous Begonias. For more information

$10