Garden Club of Concord
Home Kitchen Garden Tours
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Visitors will enter this charming garden through a Concord grapevine arch and be welcomed to a world of possibility. “Grow what you use” is the guiding garden philosophy. Hand built by Barb and Kevin over time, materials are mostly recycled or repurposed. There’s a robust mulching station, a fertilizer system to utilize chicken droppings, and a culinary garden that includes the family’s favorite fruits and veggies, pickling items, and everything needed for fresh salsa and pesto.
The unique, richly layered growing spaces were self-designed and built over the past 6 years to allow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to be harvested, despite the presence of active wildlife in surrounding conservation land. Much of their garden design serves to support pollinators, including local honeybees, that Sarah and Michael tend in resident hives. Additional features include a working chicken coop, a seedling greenhouse, and on-site composting.
Overlooking the Sudbury River, this beautifully tended, lush garden is full of a wide variety of vegetables including kale, leeks, carrots, beets, squash, potatoes and lettuce. The owner starts his crops from seeds in the cold frames you will notice as you enter. As you pass through his orchard of pear, peach and apple trees, notice the owner's pride crop of asparagus-now a field of sea fern.
About the Garden Club of Concord
Concord loves its dirt! From the early days of Concord’s history, farms and pastures filled the landscape. In 1928, five ladies of Concord gathered to form a club that would promote the appreciation of and aid in the preservation, restoration and development of gardening and the natural environment in the Concord community. Many of their own gardens flourished in the pastures and vegetable fields that were once Concord’s original farmland.
Today the Garden Club of Concord, with 80 full time members, is pleased to support the Concord Food, Farm, and Garden Fair. It has selected three unique private kitchen gardens for public viewing that offer an opportunity to inspire all to create their own growing spaces.
Home Kitchen Garden Tour Pass
The three Concord gardens on tour are free and open to the public. Pick up your free pass and the map to these tours at the Garden Club of Concord's table at the Ag Day Farmer's Market on Main Street on Saturday, September 8th, 10–2.
Please check-in at the entrance to each garden for visitor guidelines. Be inspired!