The Fells

The Fells Our mission is to welcome people of all ages to The Fells, making each visit an enriching experience with opportunities to explore and learn from our natural lakeside setting, our renowned gardens, and the historic achievements of statesman John Hay.
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08/19/2018
Veranda Concert: Nancy Tripp

Join us for a concert on the Veranda with Nancy Tripp!

Ella Mae Morse, a sultry, swinging pop-jazz singer whose 1942 hit, Cow-Cow Boogie, became the first million seller for Capitol Records, was a true original. Ms. Morse belted an exuberant mixture of boogie-woogie, blues, jazz, swing, and country that transcended genres. Come and listen to Nancy Tripp...

08/16/2018
A Closer Look at the Lakeshore Habitat

Join LSPA and The Fells for a joint event exploring the lakeshore habitat around Lake Sunapee.

Come learn about the wonderful natural world that exists where the water meets the land. This joint LSPA-Fells program will explore this ecotone, or the overlap of two different environments. What are the plant and animal species that inhabit this zone? What special relationships exist here? What do...

08/10/2018
Treasure The Fells Update

Exciting News about Treasure The Fells!

     The Exciting News… we will begin construction in the next week on the Pavilion, Nursery relocation, and Lower Parking.  Thank you so much for your support, interest, and consideration given to our Treasure The Fells campaign.  The Pavilion will be even better than originally planned than...

08/08/2018
Veranda Concert with Cyn Barrette

Last chance to reserve your spot for tomorrow's concert with Cyn Barrette!

Cyn's rich, warm vocals soar. Accompanied by Bob Merrill, piano; Peter Concilio, bass; Katie Runde, tenor sax; and Tim Gilmore, drums. Enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres and wine bar from 5-6pm. Concert begins at 6pm. $40 per person. To reserve call 603-763-4789 x3 or visit www.thefells.org

Don't Forget to Bid on Your Fells Auction Items!
08/02/2018
Last Chance for The Fells Online Auction Items!

Don't Forget to Bid on Your Fells Auction Items!

These and only seven more items are still available. Don't lose your chance to help support The Fells and bid on these special items before they are gone forever.

08/02/2018
Hay Day at The Fells

Join us for a fun-filled family event at The Fells!

A fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Explore nature trails, create a fairy house in the Fairy Village, step back in time and take a historic tour of the Main House and gardens, or simply imagin...

07/30/2018
Veranda Concert with Cyn Barrette

Veranda Concert with Cyn Barrette on Thursday, August 9 from 5-7pm!
Don't miss this summer evening at The Fells with your friends and Cyn Barrette and her fabulous band!

Cyn's rich, warm vocals soar. Accompanied by Bob Merrill, piano; Peter Concilio, bass; Katie Runde, tenor sax; and Tim Gilmore, drums. Enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres and wine bar from 5-6pm. Concert begins at 6pm. $40 per person. To reserve call 603-763-4789 x3 or visit www.thefells.org

07/27/2018
Special Event

The Best of Bluegrass and BBQ!
Sunday, August 5th 5-8pm
Brothers House of Smoke Southern-style Barbeque, Ice-cold Beer, and the DoBros!
Hurry on down for hootin' and hollerin' at the Hay Estate!

Brothers House of Smoke brings the best authentic southern style barbeque. Plus, upbeat energized music of The DoBros down-home folk/bluegrass. To accompany the smoky heat, enjoy a pairing of ice-cold brew.

07/20/2018
Fairy Festival at The Fells

Don your wings and wands and join us for the annual Fairy Festival and Tea Party at The Fells!

This celebration of fairy houses connects children to the natural world and includes arts & crafts, a whimsical Tea Party on the Veranda, and fairy home construction in The Fells Fairy Village. Children are invited to dress in their finest Fairy or Gnome attire.

07/19/2018
Upcoming Education Programs

Look WHOOO is coming to The Fells?

Join the Vermont Institute of Natural Science for a hands-on workshop with owls! In addition to live owls, this program includes recordings of the sounds of local owls. This first-hand encounter enables participants to understand the defining characteristics and adaptations for life as a nocturnal p...

07/10/2018
Artists Weekend at The Fells

Come watch and learn from artists painting out in the beautiful landscape of The Fells!

Watch professional floral designer, Robert Jensen, interpret a painting from a current exhibit into a floral masterpiece. Learn how to select materials and containers and create style, shape, and color in your own floral arrangements.

Upcoming Education Program
06/28/2018
Upcoming Education Program

Upcoming Education Program

Worried about the world? Take action! Gardening offers many opportunities to connect with nature and support the environment. This lecture, led by renowned horticulturist and author Tovah Martin, explores ideas that rally gardens together to make a difference. Martin will discuss how you can ally wi...

06/18/2018
Upcoming Education Program

Upcoming Education Program

We are pleased to welcome author and historian Philip McFarland back to The Fells. Mr. McFarland will speak about his recently published book, John Hay, Friend of Giants: the Man and Life Connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. Books will be sold at the event, th...

06/11/2018
An Afternoon of Sculpture and Jazz

An Afternoon of Sculpture and Jazz

The formal opening of the Art in Nature 2018: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature live jazz music by the Michael Parker Jazz Ensemble, libations, presentations, hors d’oeuvres and tours of the exhibit featuring over 30 works of more than 20 local and regional artists.

Upcoming Education Programs
06/11/2018
Upcoming Education Programs

Upcoming Education Programs

Hike with Dave Anderson of the Forest Society to explore some of the less well known features of The Fells, including damage from the Great Hurricane of 1938. We will also search for a small, hidden spring of water of which John Hay said, “this is where my father Clarence Hay had kept a tin cup .....

06/05/2018
Upcoming Education Program

Upcoming Education Program

Join Curator Janet Miller Haines for a moderate, one-hour hike as you tour a sneak peek of the new contemporary sculpture exhibit set amid the beautiful gardens and landscape of The Fells. Get a little exercise, spend time out in the landscape, and learn about the various artists and their work. 

06/04/2018
Annual Plant Sale

Join Us

Buy quality plants and shrubs propagated and field dug from The Fells very own gardens; we have a terrific selection of Fells signature, specialty alpine, native and rock garden plants.

Upcoming Education Programs
05/30/2018
Upcoming Education Programs

Upcoming Education Programs

John Hay had written in several of his books about childhood summers spent at The Fells; his parents Clarence and Alice Hay; and the special places he fondly remembers exploring. This afternoon program on the Veranda of the Main House will share readings from John Hay’s works—The Immortal Wilder...

05/11/2018
Members Opening Reception

Members Opening Reception

Join friends old and new in celebrating the opening of the 2018 season! Be among the first to see the new Art in Nature 2018 Sculpture Exhibit Preview and the new Gallery Exhibits featuring the works of Frances Weston Hoyt and painters who painted with her. Stroll the gardens fragrant with spring bl...

05/10/2018
Upcoming Education Program

Join us on Saturday, May 19th from 10:30 am-12:00 noon for a delightful morning at The Fells with Henry Homeyer!

Join garden writer Henry Homeyer for a workshop titled, "Learning About Invasive Plants." This will include some you have in your garden and may like. We will start indoors with a presentation of common invasives and nice, non-invasive plants that can be used instead. Learn what techniques an organi...

05/10/2018
Upcoming Education Program

What are you doing Saturday the 19th? Please join us for a delightful morning at The Fells with Henry Homeyer, the Gardening Guy!

Join garden writer Henry Homeyer for a workshop titled, "Learning About Invasive Plants." This will include some you have in your garden and may like. We will start indoors with a presentation of common invasives and nice, non-invasive plants that can be used instead. Learn what techniques an organi...

Friday evening Sue Morse presents "Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East" followed on Saturday morning by a 3 hour m...
03/14/2018
Upcoming Programs

Friday evening Sue Morse presents "Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East" followed on Saturday morning by a 3 hour moderate hike (or snowshoe) "Tracking Animals by Understanding Habitat". Join us for one or both of these programs. Suitable for 6th grade - adult. http://www.icontact-archive.com/0ASJzVjUQcwIfDeYqUycRP9klJPqYJ_P?w=2

There is no question about it. Cougars are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats. We will also get the low-down regar...

Don't miss author Philip McFarland's talk about John Hay and his connections to Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James...
09/21/2017
Author Philip McFarland Book Talk on John Hay, Friend of Giants

Don't miss author Philip McFarland's talk about John Hay and his connections to Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. McFarland will focus our attention on the last four decades of the 19th century. Friday, September 22nd at 3pm.

At the end of the 19th century, John Milton Hay was counted among the most famous of Americans. Join author and historian Philip McFarland as he discusses his new book John Hay, Friend of Giants: The Man and Life Connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. Held on th...

Author Philip McFarland Book Talk on John Hay, Friend of Giants
09/13/2017
Author Philip McFarland Book Talk on John Hay, Friend of Giants

Author Philip McFarland Book Talk on John Hay, Friend of Giants

At the end of the 19th century, John Milton Hay was counted among the most famous of Americans. Join author and historian Philip McFarland as he discusses his new book about how John Hay's remarkable life and work connects Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. Held on the...

What are you doing this weekend?
08/22/2017
Veranda Concert this Sunday Aug. 27th

What are you doing this weekend?

The first Academy Award for Original Song was presented in 1935. In the 30’s and 40’s, competition for the Best Song Oscar was fierce. Today, the award for Best Song does not garner the same enthusiasm as in the old days.

Gardens and Farms Open This Weekend
08/16/2017
Gardens and Farms Open This Weekend

Gardens and Farms Open This Weekend

Four extraordinary locations--enjoy animals, barns, the most impressive gardens (including an amazing conifer display), and fantastic views! Your entire family is sure to love each and every one of these outstanding properties. Farm stands will be open, so don’t forget your wallets!

Final Four Gardens in Season-Long Tour
08/10/2017
Final Four Gardens in Season-Long Tour

Final Four Gardens in Season-Long Tour

There is still time to purchase advance tickets for the grand finale of our season-long garden tour--Glorious Gardens, Luscious Landscapes and Fabulous Farms. You'll see animals, barns, the most impressive gardens, and fantastic views. Your entire family is sure to love each and every one of these o...

The Arts at The Fells
08/03/2017
The Arts at The Fells

The Arts at The Fells

Painting, sculpture, and architecture are some of the ways you can celebrate the Fine Arts at The Fells this summer. With events and exhibits scheduled for late summer and early fall, you can visit three different exhibits of painting, walk through the landscape and gardens and discover the work of…

Bluegrass & BarBQ, Aug 6
08/02/2017
Bluegrass & BarBQ, Aug 6

Bluegrass & BarBQ, Aug 6

The band is tuning up, the meat is in the smoker, and the ale is being chilled! Are you just about ready? It's almost time to grab your straw hat and overalls and make your way down the hill to The Fells. The Cardigan Mountain Tradition is one of the area's hottest bluegrass bands and they are eager...

Fairy House Festival with Liza Gardner Walsh, July 30
07/27/2017
Fairy House Festival with Liza Gardner Walsh, July 30

Fairy House Festival with Liza Gardner Walsh, July 30

If you have not yet made reservations for the Fairy Festival, don't despair. We still have some "wings and wands" left and are accepting walk-in fairies and gnomes at the door! Come listen to author Liza Gardner Walsh read from her books, build a fairy house in the hidden Fells Fairy Village, and en...

Gardens Open at 10am Thursday & Friday
07/27/2017
Gardens Open at 10am Thursday & Friday

Gardens Open at 10am Thursday & Friday

Three spectacular private gardens open for touring today and tomorrow (July 27 & 28). Visit a classic historic property situated high on Burpee Hill in New London and two fabulous waterfront properties on Lake Sunapee. Download your map HERE and the brochure HERE. Purchase your tickets at the door f...

Countdown, Five Days to Go
07/23/2017
Countdown, Five Days to Go

Countdown, Five Days to Go

Five days remaining until the three July gardens are open for touring! Visit a classic historic property situated high on Burpee Hill in New London, in addition to two fabulous waterfront properties on the northwest shore of Lake Sunapee. Download your map HERE and the brochure HERE. Purchase your t...

07/21/2017
Bluegrass & BarBQ

Bluegrass & BarBQ

Put on your going-to-town jeans and your checkered shirt and get ready for a real humdinger of a party at The Fells. AJ Giglio, owner of Brothers' House of Smoke, and new business partner Brian MacKenzie will be serving up authentic southern style barbeque. A spicy, hot August barbeque needs some co...

Art in Bloom Exhibit, Floral Arranging and Still Life Photography
07/19/2017
Art in Bloom Exhibit, Floral Arranging and Still Life Photography

Art in Bloom Exhibit, Floral Arranging and Still Life Photography

Art in BloomThursday-Sunday, July 20-July 23 Experience the current exhibit in the Gallery, A Place in Time, through the eyes of floral designers Jane Altobeli, Saralyn Carlson, Ali Howe, Nell Leach, Ali McCoy, Judy Stewart-Gagnon, and Robert Jensen of Robert Jensen Floral Design. See how they inter...

Opera North Veranda Concert
07/04/2017
Opera North Veranda Concert

Opera North Veranda Concert

Oh joy! An Opera North summer concert on the Veranda at The Fells this Sunday evening, July 9, from 5-7pm!

Last Day for Discounted Garden Tour Tickets
06/23/2017
Last Day for Discounted Garden Tour Tickets

Last Day for Discounted Garden Tour Tickets

Order your tickets (and brochure) and we will mail to you, or you may purchase at each garden on the day of tour. $5 each garden in advance, $6 at the door.

Sunapee Region Garden Tour--June 30-July 1
06/21/2017
Sunapee Region Garden Tour--June 30-July 1

Sunapee Region Garden Tour--June 30-July 1

The first three of 10 outstanding properties are open for touring on June 30-July 1! Future tour dates are July 27-28 and August 19-20. Proceeds benefit the beautiful gardens of The Fells.

Sunapee Region Garden Tour Tickets Now on Sale
06/16/2017
Sunapee Region Garden Tour Tickets Now on Sale

Sunapee Region Garden Tour Tickets Now on Sale

This carefully arranged tour is a garden lover's delight! Tour ten properties over the summer-each at their peak of the season. The June dates are quickly approaching, so order your tickets today.

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456 Route 103A
Newbury, NH
03255

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(603) 763-4789

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