Weir Farm Peonies by Bonnie Beers Johnson, 2017
Weir Farm Peonies, oil on canvas, 2017, 30” x 24”, by Bonnie Beers Johnson. Winner of the 2018 CT’s Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest.


Connecticut’s Historic Gardens group is pleased to announce New Fairfield, Connecticut artist Bonnie Beers Johnson as the winner of its 2018 Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest.

Launched in 2012, the Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents while advertising this important, statewide event. The contest aims to join Connecticut artists with the group’s historically significant homes and gardens.  Along with a cash prize, the contest offers the winning artist widespread exposure – at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in February, at each of the 14 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens sites throughout the year, and at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day itself, an event that attracts thousands of garden lovers throughout the state and beyond. This year’s Historic Gardens Day takes place on Sunday, June 24th, 12-4 pm.

After a 25-year career as an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and art teacher, Bonnie Beers Johnson decided to focus on fine art.  She graduated from Silvermine College of Art, continued her education at University of Bridgeport, and earned a certificate for botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. She is also an active member at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. You can see more of her work at

Please watch the website later this year for 2019 contest rules. For more information, contact Lea Anne Moran at

For more information in the meantime, contact Lea Anne Moran at