DDAC – Hollister House Garden – June 23, 2021

The Design and Decorative Arts Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum invites you to a virtual tour of Hollister House Garden with George Schoellkopf, Creator of Hollister House Garden.

About Hollister House Garden:

Beautifully situated on a sloping, terraced site in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of such classic English gardens as Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, and Hidcote, formal in its structure, but informal and rather wild in its style of planting. Begun in 1979 by George Schoellkopf, the garden has evolved into a unique synthesis of the formal and the natural, the right angles of paths, walls, and hedges, melting seamlessly into the lush surrounding landscape, which forms a magnificent backdrop to the garden’s exuberant plantings. 

About George Schoellkopf:

George Schoellkopf is originally from Dallas, Texas, where he battled as a child against the harsh Texas climate to make his first garden. He was educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University. He also holds a master’s degree in Art History from Columbia University in New York City, where for many years he ran a gallery specializing in 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art. Hollister House Garden is owned jointly by George Schoellkopf and Hollister House Garden, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the garden for the enjoyment and education of the public.