Farm & Garden Tour – June 27, 2015

Franklin Land Trust’s 
24th Annual Farm & Garden Tour

Saturday, June 27, 2015

 A one day self-guided tour of the secret gardens, working farms and special places in Ashfield & Conway.

Some of this year’s highlights include:

  • A certified organic small fruit farm with perennial gardens and winding trails to explore
  • An organic vegetable garden with value-added products and hundreds of chickens to entertain guests
  • An off the grid home with numerous vegetable and flower gardens, fruit trees, blueberries, and a bee yard as well as beautiful rock walls, walks, &
    grape arbors to meander through
  • A wattle fence woven of alder whips, an espaliered star magnolia, a collection of heirloom roses (one dating to the Roman Empire), a cutting garden,orchard
    trees, a woodland daffodil grove and much more
  • A distinctly non-traditional edible landscape, rich in wild flora and fauna emphasizing permaculture, storage crops, herbs, green fertilizers and food
    and habitat for native pollinators
  • A meadow garden centered by a formal urn and interplanted with vegetables and flowers bordered by beds on three sides and a rustic arbor, home to a
    host of roses, vines, and perennials
  • A one-of-a-kind barn that has been artistically decorated with glass beads, old jewelry pieces and miscellaneous gewgaws surrounded by
    equally stunningly-crafted gardens
  • A thriving perennial, herb and cut flower nursery where you can wander through gorgeous display gardens and multiple stone installations for ideas
  • A half acre “country casual garden” with first masses and drifts of “easy care plants” such as hosta, fern, rudbeckia, rosa rugosa, bamboo, phlox, pachysandra monkshood and iris all embracing
    a 1771 Cape and an 1850’s English style milk barn 


$15 for members & $20 for non-members 

Tickets may also be purchased any weekday at our office: 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls

or on the morning of the event at the Ashfield Farmer’s Market, Ashfield Town Common.

This is a Rain or Shine event. There are no refunds.

Ashfield Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm

May 23 – October 24

Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meats, potted plants and cut flowers, honey, maple products, baked goods and coffee, local artisans, live
music. Rain or shine

Town Common, Main Street (Route 116), Ashfield, MA

$15 for Reserved Luncheon (lunches must be reserved before noon on June 24th) featuring either:

  • a Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto Sandwich with caramelized onion & mesclun
  • or a Roast Turkey Breast and Cheddar Sandwich with garlic aoli, roasted red peppers, avocado & lettuce
  • or a Gluten-free Crust Vegetable Quiche


  • Cucumber Salad
  • Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Iced Tea & Cucumber Water 

Please e-mail or call Mary with questions:
mlsabourin@franklinlandtrust.org or 413.625.9151

Local Lodging:

The Curtis House

The Inn at Norton Hill

Goat Meadows Farm

The Deerfield Inn

Kenburn Orchard Bed & Breakfast

Dancing Bear Guest House Bed & Breakfast

The Warfield House Inn at Valley View Farm

Blue Heron Farm

Bela’s B&B