2022 CT Open House Day

Posted on June 9, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

June 11th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 18th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering special events as well as free or discounted admissions.

Visit www.ctvisit.com/ctopenhouseday for more information and a full listing of events.

Art & Garden Tour of Northeast Connecticut

A free self-guided tour features 11 artists’ gardens displaying the works of 17 area artists. Enjoy paintings, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, photography, and other works of art in gardens in Ashford, Coventry, Mansfield, and Willington. The gardens, which vary in style, include a handmade greenhouse, a hydroponic greenhouse, ponds and pools, a stone arch, paths, terraces, and an abundance of flowers, shrubs, vegetables, trees, and herbs. Artwork will be available for purchase. All current Covid-19 protocols will be followed, including masks. For more information and a map, please visit our website.

Westford Hill Distillers, Ashford

New England’s first craft distiller named among the Best of the U.S. by Bon Appetit Magazine. Enjoy craft cocktails made with our internationally recognized spirits while relaxing on the grounds of our secluded and picturesque 18th century property. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Westford Hill Distillers will be offering 20% off our guided tour/tasting with our co-founding distiller Louis Chatey. By advance reservation only at 860-429-0464.

Willow Tree Pottery, Ashford

Suzy Staubach is a potter, writer, and gardener. She makes simple yet elegant platters, bowls, mugs, baking dishes, table and kitchen ware. Her newest book is A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden. Her blowsy cottage garden of old-fashioned flowers at Willow Tree Pottery is set in an old hayfield. Visitors are welcome to choose a handmade amulet to take home. Barbara Katz, Gretchen Geromin and Lauren Merlo will be guest artists.