Plant Walks and Demonstration Gardens

We, the new generation of Golden Bough Tree Farm, are inspired to find ways that humans can learn about plants, both cultivated and wild, as a means to better care for the Earth. We intend to create permaculture demonstration gardens, employing simple, effective methods of working with Nature to create abundance.

 Learning to see and interact with Nature in a gentle and thoughtful way, makes us instruments of wildness. Planting even a few Cedars or a single Silver Maple in our yards creates habitat for migratory birds, a refuge for wildlife and a home for pollinators. Every square foot of ground becomes an opportunity to grow a future of beauty and diversity.

 Over the 50 years of our existence, Golden Bough has become a beautiful arboretum. It is time to open our doors and invite you to come and visit us. During our to-be-scheduled informative plant walks, we will explore our land and the plants that grow here along with their beneficial human uses and roles within an ecosystem.


Walks Scheduled for Spring 2021


Spring Walk -  March 28th

Look at buds and bark, identify trees without leaves fully opened. Secret flowers that come out before the snow melts, plants that stay green all winter under the snow.


Pick Up Day Walks - April 25th + April 30th - CANCELLED 

Wander through the Golden Bough Nursery/ Arboretum. Look at trees from around the temperate world, ask questions about trees, explore no till Permaculture gardens. Find early spring wild edibles and herbs.


Early May - May 15th

Pick a fairy salad, wild springs greens are abundant and delicious, let's explore what nature planted in her garden for early harvest.


June Herb Walk - June 13th

Let's look at all the medicine, it's everywhere, wander the nursery, learn about how the "weeds" have a million uses and ways to make you feel better.


Interest led Plant Walk - July 18th

Have questions ask them, wanna know about "that plant". Just wander around asking questions. I'll do my best to answer them. It'll be fun, I promise. 

 Sign Up Information:

To ensure the health and safety of our guests, we will be limiting each walk to 10 participantsPlant Walks are led by Blair Richards-Koeslag our Nursery Manager at Golden Bough. 

To secure your spot send an email to -

Please Include your Name, preferred walk, and order # if you are participating in a "Pick Up Day Walk ".


* Suggested Donation of $20.00 * 

Donations Accepted Via- E-Transfer to




"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple."

- Bill Mollison

"Without trees we cannot inhabit the earth"

- Bill Mollison