Open Days, Public Garden, Preservation Project, Water feature, Garden structures
Situated around an 18th century farmhouse in the Litchfield Hills of northwest Connecticut, this romantic country garden features exuberant plantings set in rambling formal structure and is noted for its subtle and sometimes surprising color combinations. Reminiscent of such classic English gardens as Great Dixter and Sissinghurst, the garden is divided into a series of rooms which open to vistas over the garden and out onto the natural landscape beyond. The garden has been a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy since 2005.
Directions: From I-84, take Exit 15/Southbury. Take Route 6 north through Southbury and Woodbury. Turn left onto Route 47 North. Go 4 miles, past Woodbury Ski Area on left, and turn right onto Nettleton Hollow Road. Go 1.7 miles. Garden is on right. Please park along the road or follow parking signs through the gate.
Hours: 2019 Special Garden Conservancy Open Days June 1, June 16, September 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Otherwise from Friday, April 26 until Saturday, October 12, Wednesday and Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Open Days admission tickets are not accepted at Hollister House Garden on September 8, 2019 during Garden Study Weekend. Admission on this date is $10 per person and includes admission to the plant sale. $5 requested donation on all other visitation dates.
- This garden allows photography