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GardenFest

June 3 – June 12

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 10 – 12, 2016

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.

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art in the current exhibition.

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Garden Luncheon

Friday, June 10

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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A partial list – check back for more!

Café Flo opens for the Season
Sunday, May 1

GardenFest Plant Sale
Friday, June 3, 9am-3pm

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

Presentations and Marketplace: Flowers, Fields, and Farmlands: Getting to Know Connecticut’s Historic Gardens
Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm
Included with Museum Admission

The Museum will host the other 14 members of the Connecticut Historic Gardens for a day-long event to share the state’s historic garden resources witht he public.

Flower Show: Blooms with a View: A Display of Art & Flowers
Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12
Included with Museum Admission

Visitors enjoy stunning flower arrangements by 15 floral artists interpreting works of art in the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways.

Lunch and Book Talk: 9th Annual Garden Luncheon and Rescuing Eden
Friday, June 10, 12pm
Cost to attend: $125

Seated under a festive tent on the Adrian P. Moore Garden Terrace, guests will enjoy lunch catered by Gourmet Galley followed with remarks by author Caroline Seebolm and photographer Curtice Taylor whose new publication Rescuing Eden: Preserving America’s Historic Gardens is a perfect complement to the current exhibition.

Day Trip: New York Botanical Gardens: American Impressionist’s Gardens
Wednesday, June 15, 7am-7pm
$140 (members $125)

This day trip to the New York Botanical Garden is focused on their summer exhibition and recreated gardens for Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas of which the Florence Griswold Museum is a lender.