Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hollister House Hosts Rare and Unusual Plant Sale

Perfect for garden enthusiasts, the Hollister House Garden located on 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington has once again organized their annual ‘Rare and Unusual Plant Sale’ Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th.  Garden enthusiasts will discover rare plants from vendors from around the country at this special sale.  From local Connecticut based nurseries, to specialty nurseries from Pennsylvania to Oregon, eleven vendors will be on the premises with very unusual plants for sale.

Visitors can choose two ways to attend this event   The first, is the ‘Early Buying’ option on Saturday, September 10th that includes admission to one of the most premier gardens in New England as well as admission to an exclusive cocktail party that takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The cost is $45 per person.  The second option is the ‘All-Day Plant Sale’ on September 11th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   The cost for Sunday's all day plant sale is $10 per person and includes admission to the garden and plant sale. 

Plant Sales held in the fall offer ideal timing for garden planning”, says George Schoellkopf of Hollister House Garden “it is true that most shrubs and trees and many perennials are perfectly happy to be planted in the fall and will gather strength over the winter to give a decent first showing the following spring, whereas plants planted in the spring will take another year to settle in and can suffer from drought their first summer. It is our goal to present plants at our sale which would not ordinarily be available for purchase to the general public. To that end we have gathered together a carefully chosen group of specialist growers who offer a truly outstanding choice of the latest hybrids in addition to hard-to-find classic shrubs, trees and herbaceous perennials.”

Cricket Hill Garden Chinese Peony

The eleven nurseries that will be on premises for the ‘Rare and Unusual Plant Sale’ include; Berkshire Orchids, Broken Arrow Nursery, Conifer Kingdom, Cricket Hill Garden, Falls Village Flower Farm, Garden Vision Epimediums, The Green Spot, Linden Hill Gardens, McCue Gardens, Meadowbrook Gardens and Opus.  “I look forward to the Hollister House Plant Sale every year. It’s the fall equivalent of Trade Secrets, with an exceptionally well informed group of nursery people and plant connoisseurs in attendance.  I will be bringing a wide variety of bare root and potted tree and herbaceous peonies ready for fall planting. I will also have a great selection of unusual fruit trees; espaliered mulberries, antique cultivars of Perry pears, as well as PawPaws and American persimmons.” says Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden

The Rare and Unusual Plant Sale ‘Early Buying and Cocktails in the Garden’ tickets for Saturday, September 10th are $45 and available through reservation at http://www.hollisterhousegarden.org/events/cocktails-and-early-buying-at-the-sale-of-rare-and-unusual-plants/.  Tickets for the ‘All-Day Plant Sale and Garden Admission will be available for $10 purchase at the gate.   For more information visit the Hollister House Website   For more area information on Litchfield Hills visit www.litchfieldhills.com

About Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden is open to visitors April 30th through October 1. Friday hours are 2-5PM and Saturdays 10-4PM. Private group visits are welcome weekdays by appointment only.  Directions to the garden’s 300 Nettleton Hollow Road location are also available on the website.  Contact:  Pamela Moffett, 860-868-2200 or email: office@hollisterhousegarden.org

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