A 4-Day, 3-Night Trip

It has been said, "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Throughout the Laurel Highlands, you will find innovative farms, ideas on a variety of gardening techniques, beautiful gardens and shopping to stock your own paradise at home. Bring your gloves and roll up your sleeves. Let's dig into Gardens Galore and More!

Day One

  • Tour this working farm and learn about the world of clean agriculture at Faranda Farm.
  • Learn about kitchen gardens of days gone by at the Compass Inn Museum.
  • Shop at one of our region's most bountiful seasonal markets, the Ligonier Country Market!
  • Paint a flower pot and learn to DIY with Sonia, regular contributor at Hometalk and owner of Sonia's Shabby Chic.
  • Enjoy dinner on the terrace at the Ligonier Tavern and Table in the heart of charming Lignoier!

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Day Two

  • Pick your own produce at Hillside Orchards, a fourth-generation family farm.
  • Tour the homestead, distillery and gorgeous gardens at West Overton Village and Museum.
  • Enjoy lunch on-site from a local caterer, Carson's Catering.
  • Cheers to a great day! Sample wine and take it all in at the captivating Greendance - The Winery at Sand Hill.
  • Enjoy dinner in a beautiful grove surrounded by rhododendron and trickling creeks at Nino's Restaurant

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Day Three

  • Discover endless inspiration and ideas at Neubauer's Flowers and Market House.
  • Enjoy a lovingly-prepared meal on the porch of Bittersweet Café. Don't miss shopping at the antique shop and exploring unique succulent and up-cycled accents.
  • Take a hike and breathe the fresh air of Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area, one of the Laurel Highlands' most unique ecosystems.
  • Shop and explore the fruits of a gardener's labor at Backyard Gardens.
  • Dine in the charming atmosphere of the Oakhurst Grille and Event Center.

Day Four

  • Explore the world of wellness and organic farming at SanaView Farms, a teaching farm focused on organics and a wellness lifestyle.
  • Now that you've learned about farming techniques and have been inspired by our stunning local gardens, visit Baker's Home and Garden Center and bring a piece of the beauty home with you.

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