Before shopping for plants in this great little nursery, we were given a guided tour of the farm house grounds.
The borders are so lush this time of year, with all of the perennials bursting forth.
As do these 100 year old apple trees.
When an old tree fell, it became garden sculpture.
This apple blossom colored quince was so lovely.
I didn't get this old dog's name, but he seemed to be enjoying the tour of his garden too.
One of several "old goats".
The owners use gabion cages and pillars very effectively for garden accents and structure.
There is just so much going on in these borders that it's easy to miss things.
This is the Old Goat after which the farm is named.
And this really is a farm. The peacocks had been hollering off and on during our tour.
We didn't opt to see all of the other animals, but there is a substantial flock of chickens and a donkey and I forget what else.
And of course there are treasures everywhere. Gardeners seem to like to collect things.
I guess we wore the dog out.
But our host Gary was happy to have us shop. I think we all left with several plants.
And we left with plenty of inspiration too, after visiting two wonderful gardens.