Sunday, June 27, 2021
12:00 – 4:00 pm
At present, Butler-McCook House & Garden is still requesting that visitors wear masks and social distance to participate in CT’s Historic Gardens Day activities. Registration is requested.
For this special day, artist Juner Patnode, whose work will be on exhibit in the Aetna Gallery in the Butler-McCook House, will be demonstrating her Chinese silk painting techniques outside in the garden from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Click here to register for CT’s Historic Gardens Day
Click here for a virtual tour
Hill-Stead Museum invites you to enjoy its beloved gardens showcasing the beauty of nature and its continually restorative gifts. The museum’s expansive 152-acre property includes the formal Beatrix Farrand-designed historic Sunken Garden and an innovative Pollinator Garden.
On CT’s Historic Gardens Day, visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and grounds at their leisure. Hill-Stead’s Garden Gang, led by several Master Gardeners, will be available to provide information about the museum’s gardens as well as tips and tricks for gardening at home. No special tours or talks are scheduled due to COVID, and participants are asked to adhere to proper social distancing measures (kindly stay six feet from others, and wear a mask).
Stanley-Whitman House will offer free guided tours of its Early Settlers, Hops, and Dooryard Gardens from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with no mask mandate. Free house tours will also be offered; masks and physical distancing are required of everyone indoors regardless of vaccination status.
The museum is featuring a new exhibit, Capitol America, installed throughout the history center, featuring twenty-four photographs of state capitol buidings by veteran photographers Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein.
The museum store is open, offering local arts and crafts and seasonal favorites like floral paintings by Catherine Michanczyk, local honey from Farmington’s Jones Apiary, beeswax candles from Swift Farms and more.