Frequently Asked
Questions

Accessibility

Are the gardens family friendly?

Yes! There's lots to explore! Please keep children with you at all times, especially near water. No running or climbing in the gardens, please.

Are the gardens wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the main lawns of the gardens and the nature trail are wheelchair accessible. 

I am a little unsteady. Can I still enjoy the gardens?

Yes, although please take care. The stonework and lawns can be uneven. You are welcome to borrow one of our walking sticks.

Visiting

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.

Can 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 bathroom?

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.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes! Please do! 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.

The Garden

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.

When did you come here? 

We bought the farm in 1977. There were no gardens so we began one close to the house.

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. 

How large are the gardens?

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

Who are the Green Thumbers?

The Green Thumbers are volunteers who help us in our gardens on an informal basis. Before Covid-19 we worked together for two hours each Wednesday and then had lunch together.