In the midst of Customer Appreciation Week - August 26-September 1, with 20% off all purchases - come and experience this farm with a day of informative lectures and tours. Complimentary herbal refreshments will be served on this day. Free admission and parking.
Dazzling Fall Perennials: at 11:00 with David Hyde, avid plant enthusiast, noted lecturer and owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm’s family business. Come discover great perennials for dazzling late-season color and their deer resistance, drought tolerance and pollinator benefits. David will cover selecting, transplanting, growing, and maintaining them – as well as some of his favorites.
Herb Garden Tours: at 12:30 and 2:30. Join Patrick McDuffee on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick, the third generation at Well-Sweep, shares his grandfather’s herbal enthusiasm – Cyrus Hyde noted collector and speaker.
Pollinator Paradise: at 1:00 Lorette Cheswick, a skilled Apiarist, will present a garden tour on fall perennials that attract pollinators. Many flowering plants provide nectar and pollen for insects as enticements to help move their pollen from one plant to another for improved seed production. This symbiotic relationship adds a season long layer of observation for any garden visit. Seeing which plants are active insect snarers and which plants trick insects is both entertaining and instructive. Come learn about these Bee and Butterfly magnets for your garden and their complex relationships to create your own ‘Pollinator Paradise’.