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 almost 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.

Get to know trees before they leaf out by exploring the Arboretum, as well as the wild plants that grow on the Golden Bough Tree Farm. The walk will be focusing on tree identification by form and buds as part of getting to know plant life through all seasons of the year.


Walks Scheduled for 2020

Open House Day Sunday May 3rd

Clearance Sale Day Sunday May 10th

Celebrating Summer Solstice Sunday June 14th

Celebrating Fall Equinox Sunday September 20th

Fall Pick up Day Saturday October 17th


All walks begin at 2pm and will be led by Blair Richards-Koeslag our new nursery manager at Golden Bough.

Donations welcome.



"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