2021 CT's Historic Gardens Day Poster Contest

Left: "October Afternoon in the Gertrude Jekyll Garden," watercolor by Cynthia Gillette, 2020 Poster Contest winner.


Calling all artists! Connecticut's Historic Gardens Group will celebrate its annual statewide Historic Gardens Day on June 27, 2021. Artists are invited to submit artwork to be considered for a poster that will advertise the annual event.

Entry for the 2021 Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day Poster is open Monday, October 26, 2020 and will close on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The winning artwork will be selected by a jury of the Connecticut's Historic Gardens Group and announced on Friday, March 19, 2021. The winning poster will be used as part of our advertising and outreach for our 2021 Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day that will take place on June 27, 2021.

See below for more information and to download an application. Contact Jill Hogan with questions: [email protected]


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 fill out an application and email with artwork image(s) to Jill Hogan at [email protected].

Download the Contest Rules
Download the Application