Dahlias: How to Select and Grow

september, 2019

21sep10:00 am11:30 pmFeaturedDahlias: How to Select and Grow10:00 am - 11:30 pm Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793

Dahlia Barn Talk Hollister House

Event Details

This “master class” on dahlias is taught by potter and passionate gardener Frances Palmer.  The illustrated talk will begin with the origin, history and botany of dahlia flower forms. Frances will teach us how to divide,plant,fertilize and stake spring tubers, how to maintain plants over the growing season and how to dig and store for the winter. She will share good sources for tubers and how to best select flowers. Finally Frances will demonstrate how to cut and compose flower arrangements like the stunning ones on her Instagram feed.

Frances Palmer was trained as an art historian. After moving to Connecticut with her young family she took some throwing courses at a nearby art guild and has worked as a potter ever since. When she is not busy at her wheel she is in her magical garden where she grows all the flowers she arranges in her pots.


HHG Members $25

Non-members $35

Barn Talks take place on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 am in the barn at Hollister House Garden. Reservations are suggested and can be made online at www.hollisterhousegarden.org/lectures.
HHG members $25, Non-members $35/$40 at the door. 
Hollister House Garden is a non-profit corporation and one of only 16 exceptional gardens designated a Preservation Project by the Garden Conservancy, whose mission is to identify and preserve important private gardens across America for the education and enjoyment of the public. In 2010 Hollister House achieved its prestigious listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The property has also been named a Town Landmark Site by the Town of Washington.

Hollister House Garden is open to visitors April 26th through October 12th. Wednesday and Friday hours are 1-4PM 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 office@hollisterhousegarden.org


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 pm


Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793


Hollister House GardenPamela Moffett 300 Nettleton Hollow Road