Kick off the garden season in Old Lyme with this exciting series of events that take place in and around the Museum’s historic gardens. This annual event is a ten-day celebration of the site’s historic gardens, featuring special events, and family activities. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities for all ages and interest levels. Most events are free with Museum admission.

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Blooms with a View

June 9 – 11

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art in the current exhibition. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways.

The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber

June 9-11, 2017

Some years ago, horticultural designer Curly Lieber turned her keen eye for the natural world towards the passionate study of botanical art and illustration. This small exhibit of her work exemplifies the way contemporary artists continue the pursuit of capturing nature with scientific accuracy. Lieber uses a fine brush (often with just one or two hairs) to paint as many as 30 layers of watercolor on natural calf skin vellum or paper to achieve the exquisite detail and translucency of her work.

Garden Luncheon

Friday, June 9

Funds raised by the Garden Luncheon support the stewardship and preservation of the Museum’s historic gardens and riverside landscape.

Art, music flowers, food and a few surprises!

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