GardenFest

GardenFest Calendar

GardenFest Plant Sale

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join the Museum’s Garden Gang for a sale of beautiful plants and garden specimens, featuring heirloom perennials, roses, herbs, and succulents.

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Gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

GardenFest

June 9 - June 18
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Visitors to the Museum understand immediately the site's appeal to the artists who stayed at “Miss Florence” Griswold’s boardinghouse over a century ago. Her house, gardens, and river view were favored subjects of her artistic boarders. Highlights include, Garden Luncheon Friday, June 9 and Blooms with a View June 9, 10, and 11.

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Blooms with a View

June 9 - June 11
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art from the Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art exhibition. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways.

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Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Enjoy this special state-wide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens.

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Travel Programs

Travel Programs Calendar

DAY TRIP: New York Botanical Gardens: CHIHULY

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

PLEASE NOTE: This trip is sold out.   This day trip features guided tours of
the NYBG’s summer exhibition featuring breathtaking works of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, his first major garden New York exhibition in a decade. CHIHULY showcases nearly 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development

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Children’s Programs

Children's Programs Calendar

Discovery Sundays

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Museum Closed

May 2
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Community Free Day!

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Admission is Free! Explore the Museum’s exhibitions and grounds on this special free day. Hands-on art activities in the Hartman Education Center from 11am-4pm. Family friendly entertainment by Steve Elci and Friends at 12noon.

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Discovery Sundays

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Museum Closed

May 9
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Discovery Sundays

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Mother’s Day Event, Book Talk & Demo: “Do Fairies Bring the Spring?”

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

After a long winter’s rest with little to do, are the fairies ready to start something new, do they use tiny brushes and oil pastels to paint crocuses, lilacs, and daffodils? Do they entice the trees to turn green and the flowers to grow? Author Liza Gardner Walsh reads from her newest book and then

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Museum Closed

May 16
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Discovery Sundays

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Museum Closed

May 23
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Adult Programs

Adult Programs Calendar

Book Event: Tales from the Crib

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join us for a sure-to-be-funny candid chat with staff member Filiatreault about her new book, a fun collection of her favorite columns and writings spanning her first years in the “mom” business. Feel free to bring along your own questions for this modern-day mom.

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WINTER STUDIES 2017

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join Dr. Schenker for a series of lectures on “How to Read a Film,” a course of his own design that will allow film fans of all stripes to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of ten classic movies by five important directors covering more than 60 years.

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Exhibitions on Screen: The Artist’s Garden

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Co-sponsored by The Kate and Florence Griswold Museum Enjoy an armchair visit to the great museums of the world through this series of art exhibitions on film featuring intimate access to some of the greatest treasure houses in Europe and America. $15 (member $13); go online or contact The Kate for tickets at (860) 510-0453; for series

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Exhibitions on Screen: The Artist’s Garden

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Co-sponsored by The Kate and Florence Griswold Museum Enjoy an armchair visit to the great museums of the world through this series of art exhibitions on film featuring intimate access to some of the greatest treasure houses in Europe and America. $15 (member $13); go online or contact The Kate for tickets at (860) 510-0453; for series

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Museum Closed

May 2
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Community Free Day!

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Admission is Free! Explore the Museum’s exhibitions and grounds on this special free day. Hands-on art activities in the Hartman Education Center from 11am-4pm. Family friendly entertainment by Steve Elci and Friends at 12noon.

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Gallery Talk: SEE/change Project

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

The Museum received federal funding to explore using a work of art to develop ways to teach students about Connecticut’s history, art, and people. Learn more about the project and the process at this fun and informative interactive session with David D.J. Rau, Director of Education & Outreach.

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Museum Closed

May 9
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Museum Closed

May 16
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Paintings & Poetry: A Tour in Verse

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join local poets as they present poems inspired by the works of art on view.

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