From The Sundial Gardens / Higganum, Connecticut 06441 / Telephone: 860 345-4290 / Issue 10

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Welcome to our occasional newsletter. From time to time we will try to keep you posted
on what is going here at the Sundial, and include bits of information which we feel may
be of interest to you. We welcome your comments and suggestions, and would appreciate
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A Garden Visit in the Rain

For these garden lovers,rain did not deter a visit. This group, from the Windsor, CT. area visited here in early June, last year.

Ragna Tischler-Goddard of the Sundial Gardens,
with red umbrella, conducting the tour in the rain.

In the topiary garden

In the main garden at The Sundial

About The Gardens at The Sundial

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THE SUNDIAL is a unique setting of Formal Gardens, Tea and Gift Shop located in the Higganum section of Haddam. Founded in 1976, The Sundial has been featured in numerous national publications, including Horticulture Magazine, TEA- A Magazine, Garden Design, Victoria Magazine,the National Geographic's Guide to America's Public Gardens - 300 of the Best Gardens and Parks to Visit in the US and Canada, and shown on major TV Stations such as CNN, WTNH-Channel 8, and HGTV (Home and Garden cable TV- Great American Gardens series, on January 18, 2003). Over the years, The Sundial has become well-known as an oasis for fine tea and tea knowledge. To view the gardens, click here.

FORMAL GARDENS include a Persian-style knot garden, an 18th century style garden with geometric walkways, and a topiary garden with boxwood, roses and ivy garlands surrounding a fountain. These architectural gardens, or "outdoor rooms" are carefully incorporated into the landscape around a restored 18th century farm house. Fee to the gardens: $2 donation per per person. The Gardens will officially open the last weekend in May this year.

HOURS: THE TEA SHOP: OPEN SAT. AND SUN. 10am to 5pm most weekends. Closed major holidays.

THE GARDENS: OPEN SAT & SUN, (Beginning the last weekend in May) from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed major holidays.

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