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Shelburne Farms

August 29th, 2016

The first week of August I was in Vermont with a friend. We rented a little cabin on Lake Champlain and spent four days relaxing and visiting a few interesting places in the area.
cottage on South Hero
cottage on south hero 1
The first day we went to Shelburne Farms, which is a fantastic place to spend a day or weekend. The first day we toured the barn, ate dinner from the food truck in the barnyard (featuring food grown on the farm), toured the formal gardens by the house, and did a cheese tasting of their award winning cheeses.
Shelburne Farms barn 5
Shelburne Farms barn 4
Shelburne Farms barn 3
Shelburne Farms barn 6
Shelburne Farms barn 1
Shelburne Farms barn 2
Shelburne Farms 2
Shelburne Farms 3
Shelburne Farms house
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Farms barn 3
Shelburne Farms barn 1
Shelburne Farms barn 2
It was lovely, we enjoyed it so much we purchased tickets for tea and a house tour for the following day and went back. The edible gardens were lovely, I’ll be posting a few series of photos in the coming days to show you the various gardens at the farm.

What are some of your favorite vacation garden visits?

See more posts about Shelburne Farms:
The Market Garden
The Formal Garden
The Edible Garden

One Comment to “Shelburne Farms”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 29, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Susy, I’ve never even thought of a garden visiting vacation. What a great idea. I have watched you the last few year travel around a visit the greatest gardens. I’m not much for vacations but to visit gardens? I might have to think about that one. It would be hard to beat my city’s 100 acre botanical gardens. It takes about two hours just to browse the giant new glass structure they built. It’s multi level with a water fall. There’s two sections. One is for more tropical plants and the other is for the cooler weather plants. The outside acres is totally awesome with a high bluff look out to see the Missouri river and the Iowa bluffs on the other side of the river. There’s ducks, geese, and all sorts of woodland critters that in the garden. There’s live entertainment every Thursday during the summer and picnic food is allowed. Even a bottle of wine or two is allowed during the out door concerts. It’s always very well manicured. The indoor area is always decorated during the holiday season with a Holiday display that’s breath taking. I really don’t go there often enough. The yearly membership fee is $35 which is totally reasonable.

    Have a great garden visiting memory.

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