A little farmstead down a bumpy dirt road, a lot of physical work and some ingenuity — that’s what American agriculture grew up on. Lots of us have come back to that after sowing oats around the globe, running away then thinking we could figure out a way to re-make those farmsteads with a new ethic of inclusivity, healthfulness, and earthiness.
Y’all come check it out. We do group tours and we have open days in the spring and summer.
Group size limited to 15- 30 people per day with covid safe protocols including proof of vaccine.
Arrive around 9 a.m. for a tour of our specialty nursery, and an introduction to the other aspects of the design business. We’ll walk the fields, hang out in the shade, and learn about our organic, no-till system along the way.
Then we’ll break for lunch. We have an excellent caterer who makes healthy, fun meals in keeping with our garden philosophy. Susan has been a professional chef and is a certified health coach. There’s usually a little something from the farm included in lunch and if she’s up to it, Momma makes pound cake cupcakes.
Enjoy a walk-around history of the 1750’s house, some history, and the flowers and heirloom plants of Gloria’s garden. It’s an old-school Southern cottage garden with bottle trees, old-fashioned roses, a grave or two, and lots of curious plants. Peak into our artfully renovated barn office, our cobb studio, and meet the donkeys.
Spend a few minutes shopping for plants, books, and merchandise. We’ll have special deals and great prices on all sorts of plants that we grow — from our specialty crinum to rare ferns and perennials. And we’re happy to dig fresh anything from the field that’s caught your eye.
To make a day of being in the country, walk down the red dirt road to Redcliffe State Historical site. We’ll organize with the park rangers for a tour of the stunning grounds — with a realistic presentation focused on the enslaved people who planted the experimental landscape and crops. We can put you in touch with the Park Manager if you’d like to schedule a landscape or special tour of Redcliffe. Recently the Atlanta Journal listed their tours as one of the best, most honest looks at Southern history.
Cost $35 per person and we do tours rain or shine. We are covid safe and require proof of vaccination.