July 8, 2020

Celebrate CT Historic Gardens Day Today at 15 Sites Throughout State, Including Florence Griswold Museum

Stroll through the Florence Griswold Museum’s stunning historic gardens tomorrow on CT Historic Gardens Day.

OLD LYME — Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, June 28, at various locations around the state including the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme.

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens is comprised of 15 historic gardens located throughout the state. Member sites, which offer visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of garden styles and time periods, will host special events and activities during the day to celebrate their gardens.

Contemporary artist Leif Nilsson will demonstrate and discuss his artistic process during CT Historic Gardens Day tomorrow at the Florence Griswold Museum.

Tomorrow, on Miss Florence’s grounds and gardens in Old Lyme, watch as contemporary artist Leif Nilsson continues the creative tradition while explaining his process.

Stroll the Museum’s 12 acres along the Lieutenant River featuring historic gardens and Artists’ Trail.  Gardens Coordinator Linda Turner will be on hand to answer questions.

Note that no buildings will be open during the day, and there will be no restrooms available. In case of rain, the event is cancelled.

Upon arrival, follow signs and check in at the Landscape Center. Wear your mask and practice physical distancing.

Download Visitor and Garden Guides prior to your arrival.

In addition to the Florence Griswold Museum, participating locations include: Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, Bethlehem; Butler-McCook House, Hartford; Glebe House Museum & the Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Woodbury; Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford; Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington; Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby; Phelps-Hatheway House, Suffield; Promisek at Three Rivers Farm, Bridgewater; Roseland Cottage, Woodstock; the Stanley Whitman House, Farmington; and the Thankful Arnold Museum in Haddam.

Visit www.cthistoricgardens.org or individual member websites to find out what each garden is offering.

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