Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
June 20, 2020
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Stowe was an enthusiastic gardener, creating and tending flower and vegetable gardens at all of her homes and publishing numerous gardening articles and poems.
Inspired by her writing, the Stowe Center gardens feature shade-loving perennials, colorful annuals, shrubs, meadow flowers, exotic elephant ears, castor bean plants and stately roses, with color from April through September.
The gardens include Connecticut’s largest Merrill Magnolia and Common Paw Paw trees; grafts from The Stowe Dogwood, a pink variety believed to be from Stowe’s time; and The Garden Club of America award-winning heritage roses.
The Stowe Center is a member of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens.
Alan Coon Design