The Best Farms and Gardens in Connecticut

 
   

Plants in an English cottage garden

Welcome to our website! Come and discover a variety of activities here in and around the lovely town of Washington and you will surely find great farms and gardens in this breathtaking region of Litchfield county that are among the best in the state of Connecticut!

The abundance and variety of activities was one of the reasons for starting our succesful business in this amazing part of the country! We would like to share our experiences here with you.

And whether it is before or after your farms or garden adventure, remember that you already have found a marvellous place to stay the night...

The Best Farms and Gardens in Connecticut

Farms and Gardens

Landscape of a farm with white buildings and silosMerely a few miles after you have passed Painter Ridge Farm where they sometimes sell seasonal products you will find Toplands Farm, located on 650 acres in Roxbury. Historically a dairy, the farm transitioned largely into hay production in the mid-90s while also raising beef, pork, and eggs for friends and family. In addition to their expanded beef herd, the farm is home to a collection of farm "pets" including donkeys, cows, goats, chickens, and occasional visitors from other farms.

To the east you will find a nice familiy destination in Bethlehem: March Farm is a third-generation family farm in the rolling hills of Litchfield County. It's a perfect destination to take the kids for a day of fruit picking and fun. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches and apples can be picked through the seasons. Stop by the farm store for delicious goodies including pastries, honey, jam and ice cream.

 

Right in the Washington Depot a new Farmer's Market started a year ago in 2015. It is located on the property where the old gas station used to be. Now it is a nicely renovated communal area where the local people of Washington gather every Saturday morning during the Season.

Landscape with English type garden and houseBeautifully situated on a sloping, terraced site in the rolling hills of Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut, Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of such classic English gardens as Sissinghurst , Great Dixter and Hidcote, formal in its structure but informal and rather wild in its style of planting. Begun in 1979 by George Schoellkopf and Ron Johnson, the garden since that time has evolved under George's direction into a unique synthesis of the formal and the natural, the right angles of paths, walls and hedges melting seamlessly into the lush surrounding landscape, which forms a magnificent backdrop to the garden's exuberant plantings. Since 1993 Gerald Incandela has contributed greatly to the garden's development with his artist's eye trained on redefining the surrounding landscape.

We end this section with White Flower Farm whose history dates back to the late 1930s when the company's founders William Harris and Jane Grant moved to Connecticut and promptly caught the gardening bug. Before long their shared hobby had evolved into a small business, and by the early '50s, White Flower Farm was regularly mailing catalogs and looked something like the company as it exists today.

...with a touch of Dutch

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