44 Kent Hollow Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 888-842-2442.
The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program--Explore nine private gardens in Barkhamsted, Cornwall Bridge, Falls Village, Kent, Sharon, and Washington, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy and Hollister House Garden. No reservations required; rain or shine. Highlights include a plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery in Kent, working and ornamental kitchen gardens and greenhouses, a large collection of rare and specimen trees, arches intertwined with roses and clematis, and gardens highlighted in various books and magazines. Saturday, June 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors may begin at any of the following: Garden of Buddy & Monika Nixon, 44 Kent Hollow Road, Kent; Garden of Bunny Williams, 1 Point of Rocks Road, Falls Village; Garden of Lee Link, 99 White Hollow Road, Sharon; Garden of Nancy McCabe, 163 Dublin Road, Falls Village; Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Westwinds, 12 Popple Swamp Road, Cornwall Bridge; or Washington Hill, 300 East Hartland Road, Barkhamsted, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Directions to additional properties will be provided at these locations. Cost: $7 per garden; children 12 & under free.