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Connecticut Historic Gardens Day at Weir Farm
June 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Celebrate Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where gardens and art go hand-in-hand. Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only national park dedicated to American painting, is a proud member of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, an organization committed to preserving and promoting historic gardens throughout Connecticut.
Former Weir Farm artist-in-residence Bonnie Beers Johnson won this year’s annual Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest and will be at the park with her original work. Come view the winning painting, Weir Farm Peonies, and learn more about the stunning historic gardens that have been inspiring artists for over a century. Park staff and Garden Gang volunteers will offer short informal talks in the Sunken Garden and Secret Garden about each garden’s history, flowers, restoration, and ongoing preservation.
In addition to the talks, visitors can spend an afternoon painting en plain air in the gardens using the park’s free-to-use watercolor supplies. Instructor Bobbi Eike Mullen will be available to provide tips on watercolor painting. Join us for a fun-filled Historic Gardens Day!