35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Hill-Stead welcomes the arrival of spring with its signature two-day gardening and arts & crafts event on May 8 and 9 from 10 am to 4 pm.
More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand to offer over visitors beautiful hand-made arts and crafts, a fine selection of unique flowers, trees and shrubs, and antiques for home and garden. Throughout the two days, visitors can also enjoy musicians and dancers, as well as delicious soup, sandwiches and treats courtesy of Tallulah’s catering.
Saturday features creative craft activities for children and a chance to visit with Hill-Stead’s own flock of sheep. Treasure hunters should be sure to visit Theodate’s Attic, a popular annual feature located in Hill-Stead’s breezeway, to enjoy a large selection of donated or gently-used collectibles, linens, artwork, glassware, gardening books, jewelry, and more.
Friday, May 8 at 11 am, Pauline Metcalf, a NYC-based interior designer, architectural historian, restoration consultant, and author, will address the role early women decorators played in establishing design as a profession for women, touching on the lives of Hill-Stead’s architect, Theodate Pope Riddle, her contemporary, author Edith Wharton, and noted early female designers.
Saturday, May 9 at 1 pm, Tom Smarr, Director of Horticulture for New York City’s High Line, will tell the story of how New York’s elevated train line was transformed into “the park in the sky.” Photo by Liz Ligon, courtesy of Friends of the High Line.
For more information, visit http://www.hillstead.org.