THERE ARE 12 THEME GARDENS, A WILDFLOWER TRAIL and a DEMONSTRATION COMPOST COURT at MAPLE HILL FARM.
History of Maple Hill Farm & Gardens
Maple Hill Farm was named by Franklin and MaryAnn Colburn, owners from 1868-1917. Franklin planted maple trees in front of the house along Ridge Road to commemorate the nation’s centennial. He also built a gazebo for his wife so she could host teas in her garden. MaryAnn and subsequently her daughter Minnie, both enjoyed learning about local flora and fauna and led nature walks for children on their property.
In 1985, the Beaver Brook office moved from Brown Lane to Maple Hill Farm. The Maple Hill Gardeners were formed in 1981 and largely expanded the original garden beds to include the variety you can see today.