2019 Gardens: MORE COMING SOON
Hayes’ Garden — Our home is located just ¼ mile north of the town of Esparto on the west side of the road. It is a roomy 150’ by 160’ parcel, adjacent to an almond orchard. Please park in the lane just north of our driveway. Then join us for a stroll through our spacious garden, filled with a rose and lavender border, perennial beds in both sun and shade, xeric plantings filled with grasses and native perennials, grape arbor and fruit trees. There will also be a selection of potted plants for sale ranging from grasses, perennials and California natives!
The Garden at Good Humus — Established in the Hungry Hollow area in 1984 by owners Jeff and Annie Main, this 20 acre organic farm grows flowers, herbs, fruits and is a source of beauty. Many flower garden plants came from Annie’s grandmother’s garden. Flowering trees and shrubs, native hedgerows and Australian Beefwood create borders, leaving central areas for vegetables, flowers and the stone fruit orchards. Bring your picnic and walk the paths to find the perfect spot for a family lunch. Sale items include plants, fresh flower bouquets, jams, jellies and dried fruit. Returning in 2019: Flower Crown and Boutonniere workshops!!!
Patchwork Farms — Patchwork Farm is the realization of Sherri Wood's lifelong dream, planted during childhood, nurtured across the years, and, finally, brought to life in 2017. At present there are over 8,000 lavender plants in two varieties; Angustifolia (English lavender) and Intermedia (French lavender), so come and relax, refresh your spirit, and refine your knowledge of all things lavender. We invite you to roam our fragrant fields, enjoy a picnic with a fresh lavender beverage, and play a round of bocce. Then, browse our selection of dried bundles, sachets, essential oils, and refreshing hydrosol sprays, perfect mementos of Mom's visit to the Valley. New in 2019: Create a personalized lavender sachet in this fun new workshop!!
Luna Lavendar — We are a private country estate offering a charming spot for your Mother's day outing. With 70 acres of rolling hills and over an acre of lavender fields. The farm is nestled on the side of a mountain in the little town of Guinda, overlooking acres of various organic farms including fruit and nut orchards. Simply put, the views are stunning and unmatched by any location in the valley. During winter, summer or fall the hillside location is perfect for admiring the acres of green farmland across the valley floor. In the spring the place is ideal for admiring the blossom covered trees that span the acres. Once you experience Luna Lavender Farms in person, we are absolutely confident you will fall in love with this place just like we did.
Pharm Schaer — A startup specialty, culinary and medicinal plants farm and a startup garden. Newly planted California natives figure prominently on the property. Check in this year and following years to see progress.
Points of Interest
Esparto Regional Library Garden-Bring your questions and talk to the Master Gardeners when you pick up your tickets in Esparto.
Séka Hills Olive Mill – This innovative addition to our valley welcomes mothers with complementary wine tasting and chocolate covered strawberries. Enjoy lunch on the patio and sample wines, olive oils, nuts, and wildflower honey.
Capay Valley Vineyards – Complementary wine tasting and souvenir glass for Mom. Wine tasting includes several varieties including Sparklings! You can picnic here with a view of the green growing vineyard. Your hosts will be happy to discuss all aspects of growing wine.
Vernon Nichols Community Park- Come enjoy your boxed lunch in the sun! a great place to sit and enjoy the sounds of the creek and let your kids play. Will Baker Native Plant Garden- A community-based project whose goal is to create and tend an educational and beautiful garden, and a memorial to Will Baker, longtime local resident, author, UC Davis Professor, farmer, cowboy, and poet.
Guinda Corner Store -- Visit the historic corner store, with kids activities and vendors.
Western Yolo Grange – Purchase your boxed lunches here! Local crafts and plants available to purchase.
Full Belly Farm — Full Belly Farm is a 350 acre farm located in the Capay Valley growing a large variety of certified organic fruits, vegetables, animals and nuts. Full Belly Farm also grow over 12 acres of certified organic flowers year round. Come visit the farm and flower fields, picnic on their event lawn and enjoy fresh fruits and veggies from their farmers market stand. There will also be a You-Pick flower bouquet workshop and flower demonstration happening at Full Belly Farm this year as well.
Rumsey Town Hall – Built in 1903, enjoy the picnic area and restrooms. Returning in 2019 visit your local vendors from the valley.