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Quonquont Farm & Orchard 413 575 4680 (farm) 413 588 2028 (events) 9 North Street, Whately MA
Ghillie's Garden

Ghillie’s Garden opens for the 2021 season on Tuesday July 6th.  Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our half acre cutting garden, named in memory of a beloved farm dog, features 200 varieties of flowers in a multitude of colors and forms. The first of the elegant and unusual varieties begin blooming in July and the show continues through hard frost.

We employ integrated pest management (IPM) techniques, encourage natural pest predators, and use pesticides only when necessary. The flower garden opens with blueberry season in early July.

A walk in the garden makes a great outing for all ages. Come and enjoy the flowers along with their many pollinators. Visitors are welcome to pick their own flowers or choose pre-made bouquets in the Farmstand. Gift certificates in any amount are available.


Having a party? Need a gift? Just want to treat yourself to fresh flowers? Take a stroll through Ghillie’s Garden and cut to your heart’s content. Pick-your-own flowers are priced by weight at $15.50 per pound.  We provide shears and wrapping.  Feel free to bring your own buckets to keep your blooms happy on the drive home.

If you’re a frequent visitor to our cutting garden, check out our PYO Flowers Club.  If you like to leave the picking to us, consider a bouquet subscription or visit our online shop to order a bouquet for barnside pickup.

Check out these tips for Care and Feeding of Your Cut Flowers

We want to see your creations! Share your masterpiece on Instagram using the tag #qqblooms

How many flowers in a pound?

It depends a lot on what you pick.  Sunflowers and Dahlias are heavy, Cosmos and Larkspur are light.  The bunches below each weighed one pound.

Event Flowers

Enliven your events with seasonal flowers fresh from Quonquont’s cutting gardens. In addition to pick-your-own flowers and pre-made bouquets, we offer pre-picked buckets and farm-to-vase floral design for weddings and events through the pick-your-own season (July through early October).

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Want to learn more about growing and working with flowers? Check out our flower workshops!

Maida Goodwin, Horticulture Manager

Maida Goodwin is a lifelong gardener and plant lover. She earned a degree in Plant and Soil Science from UMass and honed her growing skills working for a decade at Blue Meadow Farm, an ornamental nursery known for unusual plants. Maida joined the Quonquont Farm staff in 2017 to establish the cut flower plot and fill the Farm’s gardens with abundant blooms.

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