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Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day

June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit the gardens and landscape that inspired a generation of artists. Enjoy refreshments on Miss Florence’s porch. Get creative and pick up all the painting supplies necessary to make your own masterpiece in the garden or down by the river. Discover more about the landscape using one of the Museum’s new “Explorer Kits.” Have lunch at Café Flo. Visitors can watch members of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists paint models posed in the gardens. Grounds admission is free; regular admission applies for historic house and gallery.

184chinesepeonies_450At 2pm join artist Ellen Hoverkamp as she explains and demonstrates how she makes hauntingly beautiful images of plants and flowers from the garden using a scanner rather than a camera. Her final photographs are created by arranging botanical cuttings and natural objects face down on a large format flatbed photo scanner. The mission of Ellen’s work is to draw attention to the spectacular beauty of nature. A book signing of her collaboration with author, Ken Druse Natural Companions, The Garden Lovers Guide to Plant Combinations and a display of her artwork will conclude the event. There is a $7 fee for the lecture.


See what’s going on at all 15 gardens….


June 26, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542
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