Wells Hill Farm Welcomes the Public on
Garden Conservancy’s Open Day
August 13, 2016
43 Wells Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883
Weston’s Wells Hill Farm will open to the public as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program on August 13th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door for $7 per person. Children 12 and under are free. The Garden Conservancy saves and shares outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.
Wells Hill Farm strives to model sustainability and the best organic growing practices for small family farms. We showcase growing options for those interested in creating suburban gardens. Companion herbs and flowers are integrated throughout their production gardens.
The farm grows produce intensively on one third of an acre and the remaining thirteen acres of pastures and woodlands is used for rotating two mobile chicken coops, one sheep house, and a rabbit hutch—all of which fertilize their pasture, add to arich and extensive compost area, control pests and keep weeding around the property to a minimum.
The farm’s ten Merino-Finn sheep provide fiber and their two Maremma livestock guardian dogs keep the animals safe from predation. All the farming is done by hand and is no till. Additionally, they grow through all four seasons in a 125-foot-high tunnel. Wells Hill Farm sells to restaurants in Fairfield County and New York City, runs a small CSA, and holds farming classes for children and adults.
All inputs are carefully considered and almost all of the farm’s garden structures and architectural elements are built from downed trees and rocks found on the property. Wear comfortable shoes as most walking will occur on an incline.