2020 CT's Historic Gardens Day Poster Contest Winner
"October Afternoon in The Gertrude Jekyll Garden," watercolor by Cynthia Gillette of Woodbury, CT
“October Afternoon in The Gertrude Jekyll Garden” is a watercolor rendition of the back side of The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury, CT. Cynthia states: “The spot looks at a corner of the Historic Glebe House and patio which sits within a border of the Gertrude Jekyll assortment of flowers. These October flowers and the town’s sidewalk trees hold onto the still rich colors beginning the fall season. It is truly a cozy ‘English Garden’, typical of Gertrude Jekyll.” Read more about the artist
This contest gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents while advertising CT Historic Gardens Day, an important, statewide event. The group began the contest to encourage Connecticut artists to visit and capture these historically significant homes with beautiful gardens. They hope that these sites will provide inspiring subjects for their art.
Along with a cash prize, the winning artist receives widespread exposure – at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show each February, at each of the 15 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens throughout the year, and at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day itself, an event that attracts garden lovers from throughout the state and beyond.
Please check the website this fall for information on the Poster Art Contest for CT’s Historic Gardens Day 2021.