Beautifully situated on a sloping, terraced site in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of the classic English garden, formal in its structure but informal and rather wild in its style of planting.Read More
Beautifully situated on a sloping, terraced site in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of the classic English garden, formal in its structure but informal and rather wild in its style of planting.
A hidden gem in the Litchfield Hills, Hollister House Garden is situated on a gently sloping hillside behind a rambling 18th century farmhouse. Hollister House Garden features intimate outdoor spaces, bordered by dramatic hedges and refined landscaping, lavishly planted with both familiar and exotic species in often surprising color combinations and open onto stunning vistas. The English garden at its early-summer peak features an exuberant abundance of daylilies, hydrangeas and old-fashioned phlox, plus various other happy plants spilling onto walkways, tumbling over walls and climbing up arches. Dahlias add masses of color and also offer quiet moments in certain places in the garden that are surrounded by a profusion of texture and form. A winding brook and a large pond at the bottom of the lawn add to the variety of the garden scene.
Hollister House Garden is one of only 16 exceptional gardens currently designated a Preservation Project by the Garden Conservancy, whose mission is to identify and preserve important and historically significant gardens across America for the education and enjoyment of the public. In 2010, Hollister House achieved its prestigious listing on the National Register of Historic Places and the property was also named a Town Landmark Site by the Town of Washington.
The garden has been a 36-year labor of love by Washington resident George Schoellkopf, gardener extraordinaire and respected Early American antiques dealer. George welcomes you to visit the garden and join in the delightful setting he has created for you to enjoy.Pricing: $5 donation.
Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Groups Welcome
Dates of Operation: April-mid-Oct.