APLD CT Visits Hollister House Gardens

In September, APLD CT members and their guests were treated to a very special personal tour of the Hollister House Gardens, located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut.  The tour was hosted by George Schoelkopf, the owner and designer of this garden conservancy property.  Hollister House Gardens is visited by thousands of people annually.


Our group had a unique opportunity to query Mr. Schoelkopf himself on his design, choice of plant materials and their care, all while ambling through the 25-acre property on a spectacular fall day. Here’s a quick peek at this wonderful garden…


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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, George offered us a rare glimpse inside his 18th century private home at Hollister House.  He said he did so because our group asked intelligent questions and we knew enough not to step on the plants or pick the flowers!


It was terrific day trading knowledge with one another and learning many “behind the scenes” secrets from Mr. Schoelkopf, a truly brilliant garden maker.  Many thanks, George!


Note:  This event recap was written by APLD CT’s DeDe Delaney, owner of Red Twig Garden Design, LLC.