From The Sundial Gardens / Higganum, Connecticut 06441 / Telephone: 860 345-4290 / Issue 12

News Update


Tea Tastings

Speaker Info



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
hearing from you. Contact us at our
newsletter e-mail address

Garden Tour for Group from Northport
(Long Island), arranged by McCarney Tours

It was a perfect day last Thursday, July 22 (2004) when the bus with 35 enthusiastic visitors arrived to tour the gardens here at the Sundial. Ms Tischler-Goddard took the group on a guided tour, explaining how the gardens were developed and designed, including information on individual plantings, interspersed with bits of folklore and history. They were a happy group and a pleasure to entertain. Shown below are several photos of the event.

McCarney Tours, Wading River, New York, will be bringing two more groups here for guided tours --
a tour in August and another in October.

About The Gardens at The Sundial

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. Note: the Gardens will open the last weekend in May (through mid-October) from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed major holidays.

HOURS: THE TEA SHOP: Open weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.

HOURS: THE GARDENS: Open weekends (beginning the last weekend in May, through mid-Oct) from 10 am to 5 pm.

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