Elemental Garden, LLC.

259 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 217-2464. Specializing in fine English, French & American antique garden ornament, furniture & decorative accessories of the 18th, 19th, & early 20th Century. Largest authentic garden antiques selection on the East Coast. No reproductions. Call ahead suggested. Thurs.-Sat. 11-5; Sun. 12-5. By appt. Mon. thru Wed. Visit our online store.

Farmhouse Antiques

495 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-6400. A unique selection of farmhouse style décor combining early American and primitive antiques with one-of-a-kind repurposed home furnishings. Our inventory is artfully displayed in our two stories 2600 sf. showroom. We feature custom farm tables made to order from reclaimed wood. Design services are available from home staging to complete interiors. Wed. – Sat. 10 -5, Sun. 12-4, and by appt.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

Off Rte. 6. (203) 263-3711. Flanders offers a year round schedule of environmental programs for all ages on nature, farming, and art. They hold several annual events and a summer series for kids. Flanders stewards 2,100 acres of conserved land, with hiking trails at their major nature preserves open year-round to the public from dawn to dusk. www.flandersnaturecenter.org for programs, events and trail maps.

G. Sergeant Antiques

88 Main St., North, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Phone: (203) 266-4177. Fax: (203) 266-4179. Featuring distinctive 17th, 18th & 19th Century English Continental and American furnishings and accessories from fine estates. Thirty years of providing the finest in period pieces to private collectors, museums and the trade. Estates and Individual items purchased. Closed Tues.

Geppetto's Toys

682 Main Street, South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Sherman Village, Rte. 6. (203) 266-4686. An area shopping destination for 30 years, Geppetto's features an extensive selection of distinguished children's toys from around the world including: baby toys, fine plush, blocks and building sets, science projects, crafts, puzzles, games, dolls, art supplies - and a great selection of children's books. Lego, Playmobil, Ravensburger, Thomas Trains, Haba, Steiff, Kaloo, Gund, Breyer, Corolle, and many more. Free gift wrapping. Open 8-5 daily, Sunday 11-2. The toy store worth the trip!

Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden

49 Hollow Rd., (off Rte. 6) , Woodbury, CT 06798.

((203) 263-2855. Simple but elegant home of John Rutgers Marshall, his wife, nine children and three slaves who lived in the "glebe" during the Revolutionary War where the first American Bishop of the Episcopal Church was elected in 1783. The house has fine period paneling and an 18th century Woodbury furniture collection, and gift shop. Site of only garden in the U.S. designed by Gertrude Jekyll. May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 1-4; Nov.-Mar. by appt. Adm.

Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum

5 Wykeham Rd. , Washington, CT 06793.

 On the Green. Library (860) 868-7586. Museum (860) 868-7756. 1908 library with gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray. CT Reference Room. Free WiFi. Library Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9:30-5, Tues. & Thurs. 9:30-8, Sat. 9:30-3. Open seasonally Sun. 12-4. Closed Wed. Local history museum in 1781 house with changing exhibits. Museum Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4 (May-Dec.). or by appt. Free.

Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06794.

(860) 868-0525. Litchfield County's largest independent bookstore, serving its readers for over 60 years, and recently named "Best Country Bookstore" by Yankee Magazine, offers a wide selection of general interest books and an extensive children's collection of books, games and toys. Gifts, puzzles, cards, stationery, and one of a kind offerings from local artisans are also available. Free giftwrapping. Author talks and book signings. A place where readers and writers meet. Mon.-Sat. 9:30- 5:30 & Sun. 11-5.

Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT

Washington's Hollister House Garden begun in 1979 by George Schoellkopf and Ron Johnson is an American interpretation of classic English gardens, such as Hidcote, formal in its structure but informal in its style of planting. The paths, walls and hedges that define the progression of the garden spaces meld seamlessly with the lush landscape that creates a perfect backdrop. (860) 868-2200.

Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT 06793.

(860) 868-2200. (860) 868-2200. Hollister House Garden is an intimate formal garden in the English style. Dramatically situated on a gently sloping hillside behind a charming 18th century farmhouse, the garden is planted profusely with both familiar and exotic species. Various separate "rooms" are defined by walls and hedges.