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Gardeners Visit Weir Farm Day June 26, 2016
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Gardeners Visit Weir Farm June 26, 2016

Four Stratford Historical Society gardeners, Jeanette Carron, Patty Casenhiser, Dolores Hoctor and Teresa Weikel visited the gardens at Weir Farm on Sunday, June 26 to celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Many state sites are designated each year as gardens to visit by the Connecticut Master Gardeners Association. The Weir Farm on Nod Hill Road in Wilton, the only National Park in Connecticut, was once the summer residence of the artist, J. Alden Weir, a nineteenth century impressionist who used the rural landscape as the subject of his paintings. Besides landscapes he painted portraits of his family members. He gradually developed several garden areas including the sunken garden, several terraced gardens and the Secret Garden pictured that was extensively renovated in 1990. It is possible to take walking tours around the property, that include fields, meadows, and a man made pond as well as the gardens, outbuildings such as the studio and the house refurbished as recently as 2014.