Paxson Hill Farm Part 1

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Attention, gardeners!  If you haven’t
visited Paxson Hill Farm in Bucks County
Pennsylvania, you have a wonderful
treat in store.

It is a destination for garden club tours and
local gardeners—both for an adventure
into natural garden sites and for a fine nursery
store with unusual and vibrantly healthy plants.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went–even though I
had looked a little at their website.  I’ll try not to duplicate the website’s
photos, and yet give you a feeling of the extraordinary work being done
there and the sense of peace and wonder you can feel as you
meander through the gardens.  (click on photos to enlarge)

We arrived and could see whole teams of gardeners/young men ready
to set off for the day with assigned projects.  Everywhere you look you
can see that the gardens are carefully tended.

one section of nursery plants for sale at Paxson Hill Farm

one section of nursery plants for sale at Paxson Hill Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

“OW-ANK! ANK, OWHANK, ANK, ANK!!

What in the world?  Then we saw a huge peacock walking
around briskly—-and he hopped up on the back of a pickup
truck near us to preen!

peacock showing off for us at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

peacock showing off for us at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

a peaceful garden site at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

a peaceful garden site at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We followed a little path and soon found ourselves in this restful little
garden room above.  I call this one the mushroom garden.   There are
occasional stone benches and the circular seating arrangement could
be all ready for some mythological spring festival . . .

wooden pathway at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

wooden pathway at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

I think you might be getting
the feel of the farm as you view
these photos—this wide wooden
walkway is so inviting–what lies
ahead?

 

Another garden—this one with a stone fountain, and again, the circular
arrangement that is such a peaceful setting for wood sprites:

the fountain garden at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

the fountain garden at Paxson Hill Farm ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

Hey! Hello!  a bursting pink
tree peony—

tree peony

tree peony

 

 

 

 

 

We stopped to look at sheep grazing, peahens doing whatever they do,
and a huge—I mean huge, emu strutting around.  There was a crazy old
tree–kind of broken up from storms, but my friend said that’s no tree, it’s
a sculpture, and she was right.  And then–on the shed ROOF, was a roof
garden!  One neat idea after another  . . .

tree sculpture at Paxson Hill Farm

tree sculpture at Paxson Hill Farm

roof garden on shed at Paxson Hill Farm

roof garden on shed at Paxson Hill Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s THIS coming up?  This looks intriguing . . .

?? mystery view at Paxson Hill Farm . . ©booksandbuttons

?? mystery view at Paxson Hill Farm . . ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

Whoops! out of time.  Stay tuned for
Paxson Hill Farm Part 2 . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Paxson Hill Farm Part 1

  1. FictionFan says:

    Gosh, it looks beautiful…and huge! Great pics – thanks for the little vicarious trip…

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  3. Stefanie says:

    Wow! What a beautiful place!

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Well, after reading your recent gardening posts—I think your
      “nursery” will be quite the place to visit, too. Have a wonderful
      gardening weekend.

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