Gardens & Lavender

Visit Fort Hill Farms and visit with Kristin to learn all about her love for growing!

“Cultivating a place of peace”.

Come Visit!

Come Visit!

We have Lavender wreaths, Lavender sachets, Lavender place mats and potholders (filled with Lavender!), Lavender cupcakes, Lavender ice cream–and more!

Open 10-5 or by appointment, just call 860-234-1153, I am usually here, just out on the back 40!

In the warmer months, come see our 70+ gardens of eclectic perennials in our Quintessential Gardens. They stretch all around our ice cream shop and guest visitor area. Call us (860.923.3439) for more information on our gardens and sales.

Quintessential Gardens offers unusual varieties of home-grown perennials, and perennials that don’t take a lot of care, and perennials that hardly need any water. We can help explain how to keep your new plants growing healthy and free from pesticides and herbicides. We can be the generation that makes a difference!

GRACEFUL GRASSES

We also have gardens full of our tall beautiful grass. Perfect to clipping and using around the house for decorations too!

Graceful Grasses

Graceful Grasses

Lavender Gardens

Our Lovely Lavender

Our Lovely Lavender

FRESH PICKED LAVENDER

We pick our lavender, fresh from our gardens, just as the plants reach the peak of beauty. We spend a lot of time making bundles and carefully taking off the small buds to use for fragrance or food ingredients. The lavender season is usually in June, but every year is a little different. Call us (860.923.3439) for when the lavender is being picked and look for special lavender-themed events through the summer.

THE LAVENDER LABYRINTHS

The pleasures of a garden full of lavender transcend its scent. Though a single specimen is generally unprepossessing, in numbers lavender becomes a wonder to behold. That’s why standing in 1500 Lavender plants at Quintessential Gardens at Fort Hill Farms is a memorable visual and olfactory sensation! Our labyrinths are planted in the stone foundations of an old barn and an old house, which makes the fragrance strong.

Our lavender is grown organically, so the petals are edible and delicious! It has a very strong fragrance, which makes it very good in Lemonade, tea, cookies, cakes, and goat cheese tarts.

Kristin Orr in one of her Lavender Gardens

Kristin Orr in one of her Lavender Gardens