French drawing room at Hillwood


Enjoy enriching and educational programming year-round.

Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series

Escape February's dreariness and immerse yourself in the stories of extraordinary homes, lush gardens, and the people who brought them to life, in this four-part lecture series.

Date Range

Upcoming Events

This richly illustrated lecture explores landscape design, literature, and art created in Newport, Rhode Island, "The Eden of America."

Thursday 9 February - 5:30 to 8:00pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
In-person tickets have sold out; $0-10 livestream

Teresa Speight, author of Black Flora, a new book about African Americans in the world of floriculture, tells the stories of farmers, florists, and other floral creatives who answered the call of the flowers, tapped into their passion, and listened to their hearts. 

Wednesday 15 February - 5:30 to 7:30pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
$12-22 in-person; $0-10 livestream

Rooms of jewellike color and glorious pattern. Enchanting lacquered ceilings and geometric floors. Brilliantly massed collections of furniture, objects, and art. Carl Dellatore celebrates the best of maximalism in this lushly illustrated lecture.

Tuesday 21 February - 5:30 to 8:00pm
At Hillwood OR via Zoom
$12-22 in-person; $0-10 livestream

Interior decorator Alex Papachristidis presents the varied ways he makes spaces versatile to share with family and friends—from cozy seating areas to games tables.

Thursday 2 March - 5:30 to 8:00pm
In-person tickets sold out; $0-10 livestream