735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.
Celebrate Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where gardens and art go hand-in-hand! Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only national park dedicated to American painting, is a proud member of Connecticut's Historic Gardens–an organization committed to preserving and promoting historic gardens throughout Connecticut. On Sunday June 28, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, park staff and Garden Gang volunteers will offer short informal talks in the Sunken Garden and Secret Garden about each garden's history, flowers, restoration, and ongoing preservation. In addition to the talks, visitors can spend an afternoon painting en plein air in a landscape that has inspired artists for over 130 years. Join a professional artist from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for informal art instruction using the park's free-to-use watercolor supplies! Be sure to see inside the visitor center for a special exhibition featuring contemporary paintings, photographs, and prints inspired by the park's gardens, buildings, and landscape.