Meet "Gertie" in the Garden at Wine & Roses


Woodbury- It is hard to resist a glass of fine wine in a beautiful garden on a perfect summer evening. You can expect that and more at The Glebe House Museum’s festive garden party, Wine & Roses in the Gertrude Jekyll Garden on Hollow Road in Woodbury on Saturday, July 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Surrounded by bursts of summer flowers in the garden and bouquets of roses, guests will meet the legendary garden designer in person and can sample Gertrude’s Garden, a white wine named for Gertrude Jekyll and bottled by Walker Road Vineyards in Woodbury. Hors d’oeuvres and other wine will also be served. There will be a silent auction of very special items chosen for this event. The museum will be open for the evening. Tickets for the garden party are $25.00 per person and all proceeds will support the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden.

Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury’s village center, the museum welcomes visitors for a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut. The simple but elegant 18th century farmhouse is furnished as the home of the Reverend John Rutgers Marshall, his wife Sarah, their nine children and three slaves who lived in the “glebe” during the turmoil of the American War for Independence. The Glebe House was restored in 1923 under the direction of Henry Watson Kent, pioneer of early American decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. One of the early historic house museums in the country, The Glebe House opened its doors to the public in 1925, and is celebrating its 93rd anniversary this season.