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Frequently Asked


Are the gardens family friendly?

Yes! There's lots to explore! Please keep children with you at all times, especially near water. Please treat the gardens respectfully.

Are the gardens wheelchair accessible?

The main lawns of the gardens and parts of the nature trail are wheelchair accessible.  Contact us to  ask about accessible parking.

Are the paths and lawns easily accessible?

You are welcome to borrow one of 

our walking sticks available at the entrance. The stonework and lawns may be uneven.


When are you open?

10 am to 5 pm

Wednesday to Sunday and Holiday Mondays 


May to October

What is the cost of admission?

Admission is by suggested $5 donation.


Season passes are available. 

Is there parking?

Yes. We have a large parking lot. It can accommodate buses and RVs.

May I bring my dog?

Yes! Please keep your dog on a short lead and do not allow him to urinate on the plants in the gardens.

Is there a toilet?

Yes! There is a splendid outhouse in the gardens and another at Painter's Point.

Where can I find a map of the gardens?

Here is a map of the gardens.  Paper maps are available at the gardens by the donation box.

Are there picnic spots?

There are lots of beautiful spots to picnic in the gardens and beyond.

What if it rains?

We have umbrellas that you are welcome to borrow.

About The Gardens

How old are the gardens?

It varies. The first gardens were created in 1977. The first tree Bill planted was the ginkgo on our patio.

How large are the gardens?

The gardens are about four acres of our 77 acre farm. 

Who helps maintain the gardens?

We are full-time gardeners and really appreciate the encouragement and support of the Green Thumbers and our garden visitors. 

Who are the Green Thumbers?

The Green Thumbers are volunteers who help us in our gardens on an informal basis. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

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