Flower Hill Farm Retreat
Flower Hill Farm Retreat is a simple rustic getaway surrounded by gardens, fields and forest. A perfect place for group or private retreats. We have welcomed many family reunions, weddings, and romantic getaways. Guests choose Flower Hill Farm Retreat for a quiet place to return to after attending; graduations, writing workshops at Patchwork Farm, classes at Snow Farm, biking, hiking, or visiting friends and family in Northampton and nearby hill towns. We love to welcome those who are seeking a quiet retreat in nature and offer private and group retreats.
“For the last thirty years, my life has truly been formed by the dirt on this hillside. It is hard to assimilate, to fully determine if I am creating the garden or if the garden is creating me and the way my life has unfolded. The land has been my muse, my guiding light giving me a sense of place, of connectedness to a deeply cultivated part of my being ever entwining with the intricacies and marvels of the natural world surrounding me. It is my duty and responsibility to be a wise and caring steward.” Carol Duke speaking about Flower Hill Farm.
Carol Duke is an artist and farmer, who has given much of the last thirty years to caring for her twenty-one acre hillside farm in Western Massachusetts. Her greatest joy in working with the land has been to see how her farm has become home to a diverse community of wildlife. Through her blog Flower Hill Farm, Carol shares the beauty of living closely with nature and how with careful consideration of conservation and only using organic practices, while being a steward to the land, one can create a true sanctuary for native flora and fauna.
She is presently working on a book about the wildlife encounters here at Flower Hill Farm. The working title is A Bestiary . . . Tales from a Wildlife Garden. Her wildlife photos seen on this site, under Photography, will illustrate the book.
Flower Hill Farm has become a favorite retreat or getaway for hundreds of guests from around the world.