Sunday 21 June we celebrate the Shaw Mansion’s induction into Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, an association of the state’s premier historic sites with gardens interpreted as part of the visitor experience. From noon to 4pm, several of the Starr Street Association members will open their vest-pocket gardens, hidden behind their restored houses, to ticket holders as part of the event. $20 tickets will allow holders to visit Starr Street gardens, the Shaw Mansion garden, and they can enter for a drawing of Garden-themed door prizes at the Shaw Mansion — drawing will be held at 4pm.
These fourteen sites, scattered throughout Connecticut, offer visitors an opportunity to explore many types of gardens while visiting historic homes. On Sunday 21 June each location will participate in the sixth annual Connecticut’s Historic Garden Day with a variety of special events and activities. Other Connecticut Historic Gardens close by include: The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme; Harkness Memorial State Park, in Waterford; and the Thankful Arnold House Museum in Haddam. For a listing of the other sites visit: