In Harriet’s Garden with Kelly Radding

Botanical Drawing Workshop

August 27, 2022

Nasturtiums by Kelly Radding


In addition to being a bestselling author, Harriet Beecher Stowe was a talented painter. Join accomplished nature and botanical artist Kelly Radding for an afternoon of looking and learning, beginning with a viewing of three of Stowe’s paintings inside the Stowe House. Participants will then enjoy  a tutorial with Radding, before finding a place to sketch in Harriet’s garden, just as she used to do.



A lifelong artist, Radding writes, “I live my dream: I travel, explore, and immerse myself in nature. And out of those experiences comes my art.” Birds, animals, and plants are central to her work; her paintings sing with her passion for the natural world, and her subjects are a testament to her love of travel and of finding the wild everywhere she wanders. She spent her childhood riding her horse, exploring the woods, and observing the comings and goings of nature. The inhabitants of her beloved New England woodlands would become her artistic muses.



Reservations are required; limited to 15 people. This program is for ages 10 and up, and is designed to be multi-generational. Registration is open.



Abridged house tour, art materials, sparkling water, and snacks will be provided.

Location The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center/77 Forest St./Hartford, CT 06105
Doors Open 2:00 pm
Program 2:00-5:00 pm