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Tending the Colonial Garden - 7/21/2018

Chores in the Dooryard - 8/4/2018

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Special Events & Programs

Program registration is processed on a first come first served basis. You may register by phone, (860) 677-9222, in person, by mail or online. Payment options are credit card, check, or cash. Your membership must be current at the time the program meets in order to receive the member discount. Museum staff reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least three working days in advance if a program is cancelled. Cancellations with at least forty-eight hours notice will receive a refund.

Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day

 Date: 6/25/2016
 Starting Time: 12:00:00 PM
 Ending Time: 4:00:00 PM

Visit one or several of Connecticut's 15 premiere historic sites and gardens! Begin your day at the authentic Colonial gardens at Stanley-Whitman House, reflecting the 17th and 18th-century utiltarian gardens of early New England. Enjoy refreshments, meet costumed guides and knowledgeable gardeners, and relax in a beautiful and serene setting. On this special day, costumed interpreters will be dying cloth with plant-based dyes in the historic Dooryard Garden.

For information about Connecticut's Historic Gardens, and to "weed" our garden blog with practical advice from Master Gardeners, visit www.cthistoricgardens.org. Check out this website for info about the passport game! You can also connect on Facebook at facebook.com/cthistoricgardens for garden-related tips, photographs, and fun facts.


On Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day, admission to Stanley-Whitman and its gardens are free of charge. The building and gardens will be open from 12-4 pm.