Hogpen Hill Farms in Woodbury, Connecticut

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Hogpen Hill Farms, a 234 acre sculpture farm in the Litchfield County town of Woodbury, Connecticut, is home to a landscape park with over 100 pieces of beautiful landscape art created by Edward Tufte

The works of art are positioned along a 1.5 mile diagonal and visitors can get up close (but don’t touch!) to the artwork by following some of the five miles of walking trails throughout the property (follow the signs and mowed grassy paths that traverse the property).  The property is open to the public during late spring, summer, and fall months and is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of nature and art.

Escaping Flatland at Hogpen Hill Farms in Woodbury, CT

While walking through the property, visitors are encouraged to view the art from various angles and take note of “silhouettes, shadows, airspaces, glows, lighting, clouds, and color.”  Encourage children to see different elements of the sculptures from close up, far away, even upside down! And be sure to look all around while walking the property- some of the sculptures are hanging from trees, floating in ponds, and even hiding in the woods!

Hogpen Hill Farms in Woodbury, CT

Travel Tips for Visiting Hogpen Hill Farms:

  • The grounds are open to the public on weekends from May through October; check here for up to date information on hours and admissions fees and to make a reservation. 
  • While the property is open rain or shine, visitors are able to transfer their reservation to another day if rain or storms arrive.
  • Plenty of free parking is available at the top of the hill behind the World Headquarters building.
  • Wear sneakers or closed toe shoes (grounds can be wet in the morning and after rain) as the paths cut through the grass. Bring sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Bring the joggling stroller (umbrella strollers might have a tough time on some of the paths) for the toddler crew. 
  • Traditional restrooms are located in the World Headquarters building, and portalets are located in two parts of the grounds.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the property.
  • There are several sets of chairs situated throughout the walking trails to sit and enjoy the art and the views.
  • Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy; both the Ovens of France bakery and New Morning Market are located nearby and offer lots of sweet treats and plenty of picnic fare. 
  • Be sure to stop by the World Headquarters Building to check out books that feature Edward Tufte’s work and some of his artwork in progress. Tufte often gives talks on the weekend to visitors.
  • Plan on 90 minutes to see most of the sculptures and art work and spend a little time in the World headquarters building. 
  • Children will especially love the Bambooseraie Maze (made from bamboo!), Black Swan (IN the West Pond), Rocket Science #2 and Rocket Science #3, and Stone Mountain, with 40 stone megaliths! 

Looking for other art and sculpture garden adventures? Check out our features of Storm King in New York, Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo in New York, our index of posts featuring gardens, and our index of features of art museums. And follow along on our adventures on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and X

Disclosure: Our family was given a media pass to explore Hogpen Hill Farms; all opinions expressed are my own. 

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2 Comments

  1. Hogpen Hill Farms looks pretty cool with a mix of nature and art and a fun place to spend with the kids. I wish they’d also allow dogs there

  2. I’ve never been to a sculpture garden before and I now I need to! The amount of creativity this took is inspirational. Love your photos too!

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