Events Run By Professional Members

This page lists workshops and other events that professional members of The Stone Trust are doing—which are independent of The Stone Trust.  The Stone Trust is not involved in the content or running of these events.  For more information on them please use the event contact.

Thursday, January 24th, 2019


11am, Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT

Describes not how, but where to place stone in the garden, and which material to use when creating contrast or harmony. From steps and paths to direct or invite, through mosaics, follies, benches, seats, and other whimsies, to ponds and patios to relax and refresh. Hosted by Andrew Pighilis of English Gardens and Landscaping.

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Thursday Feburary 7th, 2019


7pm, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

Concentrating on the stone structures of England and New England, this lecture draws comparisons, similar and dissimilar, between the geology, building styles and techniques, and follows the evolution of stone walls and structures from colonial times to the present day and explains how they fit into the garden and broader landscape, past and present.

Hosted by Andrew Pighilis of English Gardens and Landscaping.

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Saturday & Sunday, April 27th & 28th, 2019

Two-Day Workshop

Instructed by: Andrew Pighilis

9am – 4pm, Stonewell Farm, Killingworth, CT

This two-day hands-on workshop is designed to teach the structural techniques and aesthetic considerations involved in building a dry stone wall (a wall without mortar) using stone native to our region. The outdoor classroom provides the setting for practicing proper dry stone walling methods including safety, batter, hearting, throughs, and coping.

Knowledge gained will prepare students for their own projects and help train their eyes to identify proper walling techniques in all walls. Saturday evening we have a pizza party, where participants can discuss stonework in a more relaxed setting with drinks and pizza from our onsite outdoor wood fired oven and stroll through our magnificient gardens.

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