Join us for a Picnic Potluck at O’Brien’s Nursery, 40 Wells Road, North Granby CT. Hostas as a specialty!!! Unique finds as a practice!!! It is an exploration among delightful demonstration gardens and unique treasures to discover and purchase as your own… Come join HPS as John presents his gardens filled with exotic, native, and unique perennials, shrubs and trees,

Kalmia latifolia 'Carol' ready to bloom.

Kalmia latifolia ‘Carol’ ready to bloom.

including a magnificent collection of conifers.

Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen' backed by Picea pungens 'Montgomery'

Picea pungens ‘Walnut Glen’ backed by Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’

John’s work in continual growth is now in its 16th year at this location. He created new gardens this past November featuring an assortment of Dennis Dodge conifers, ginkgoes, and maples. John says that the hosta

OBrien Hostas

should be at their best and the Arisaemas should be in full bloom.  

Arisaema fargesi OBrien

Arisaema fargesi

Arisaema costatum

Arisaema costatum

Arisaema heterophyllum The Dancing Crane Cobra Lily

Arisaema heterophyllum The Dancing Crane Cobra Lily

Arisaema candidissimum

Arisaema candidissimum

John will give us a guided tour of his demonstration gardens, his growing fields and pondscape ( You know the one…  Nolan loves to splash around in it and Nessee stays as far away from it as possible).  Find out the deep delights of a diversity of unusual plant specimens as well as the largest selection of Hosta Varieties available in Connecticut Horticulture…   Come Early….   The nursery opens at 10 am…  Do some exploring of the sales beds… To catch the tour please arrive by 11am…  Wear comfortable clothing & shoes…  You know John will be in shorts!!  We will be lunching around 12:30 or 1pm depending on the length of the tour & the extent of our appreciation for the unusual horticultural delights we explore.  

John’s Nursery

John O'Brien @CT Flower & Garden Show

John O’Brien @CT Flower & Garden Show

is now on Facebook: O’Brien Nursery

We are going to be relaxed about the pot luck – no assignments – bring what you like. It will all work out. HPS will provide the paper products and some beverages and ice. Just an email that you are coming to Leslie Shields at SELCHIE1@COMCAST.NET or call 860 747 8175