Garden fair on tap at Hollister House
A late summer garden fair featuring rare plants not usually available in the trade and one-of-a-kind garden artifacts and containers will be held at Hollister House Garden in Washington Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The rain-or-shine event will feature offerings from four nurseries: Broken Arrow Nursery of Hamden, Cricket Hill Garden of Thomaston, Falls Village Flower Farm of Falls Village and Opus of Little Compton, R.I.
Vendors will present a show-and-tell session with timely tips on late season gardening and autumn to-do's, such as dividing peonies, a task best done in September.
Admission to the garden fair is $10 and includes entrance to Hollister House Garden, one of only 16 gardens currently designated a Preservation Project by the Garden Conservancy.
House Garden is situated on a sloping hillside behind a rambling 18th century farmhouse at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road.
The garden is open to visitors Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. in August and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. in September.
For more information, visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org or call 860-868-2200.