Hollister House Garden



Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of such classic English gardens as Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, and Hidcote. Begun in 1979 by George Schoellkopf and Ron Johnson, the garden has evolved under George’s direction into a unique synthesis of the formal and the natural, walls and hedges melting seamlessly into the lush surrounding landscape which forms a magnificent backdrop for the exuberant plantings. Please check Hollister House Garden for visiting information.


  • The garden is sited on the southeastern side of a rambling but serenely dignified 18th-century house on 25 acres of mostly wooded countryside.
  • Eight-to-ten-foot walls and hedges define the progression of garden spaces – “rooms” as the English like to say – and create a firm architectural framework for the romantic abundance of the plantings.
  • Hollister House is owned by George Schoellkopf and Hollister House Garden Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the house and garden.