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Events for 2018

Our Events for the Season have not been completed, but please feel free to look at what we had to offer here on the farm last season!

Opening Day—2018
Friday, April 13 | Greenhouse Opens for 2018 Season—Open Daily, 9am–5pm

"It's Showcase Time"
Plant Premiere and Preview of Coming Attractions

Saturday, April 29 | 10 am–2 pm
View our favorite selections from our 2017 inventory of unusual plant material. Close your eyes and imagine fresh, bright annuals, cool refreshing perennials and hot, colorful tropical. In addition, we will highlight the new trends that are sure to keep Pettengill Farm on the cutting edge of the gardening world.

We will have the following FREE mini classes:
9:30-10:30  Jan will share her favorite annual selections from our new 2017 plant material.  
10:30-11:30  Lisa, our perennial manager, will be introducing new perennial plants and advice on growing tips for getting the best performance out of your plants
11:30-12:15  "NOT JUST PANSIES" Jan will be introducing and designing a container filled with plant material that can go outside NOW and not be effected by the cool spring nights.  

Be the first on the block to have color on your front porch!

This will be held rain or shine in our protected greenhouse. Refreshment served. Admission is FREE!

Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk
Saturday & Sunday, May 6 and 7
10 am—3pm | RAIN OR SHINE
Spend two whimsical days here at Salisbury’s most beautiful farm,Pettengill Farm.
Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and the serene marsh; it’s an event like no other.

Join us at our third annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm on Rings Island, Salisbury. The gems of the event are the 100+ Fairy and Gnome Homes peppered throughout a 1 mile wooded path that leads to the marsh and back. Homes are created by very talented professionals, families, school children, and local businesses. The event will have Fairy Tales read in the woods, live music, performances, Newburyport's Theater in the Open, children’s crafts, food offerings, and so much more!

For more information, please visit the event's website at:
Or, click HERE to visit their Facebook page.


Using Colorful Annuals in the Landscape
Saturday, May 27 | 9:30-11:30
So many of us are now choosing to plant colorful annual containers instead of planting in the landscapes. We all love perennials but unfortunately their bloom time is very short lived leaving our gardens looking tired and naked of any color. We are going to introduce different annuals for the landscape that will bloom all season revitalizing your garden space. Most of these plants are new breeds that do not require a lot of maintenance. We hope you will join us.

June is busting out all over!
Saturday, June 17 | 9:30–11:30 am
This is peak time in our display gardens. We will informally tour the gardens, pointing out different plants, and giving garden tips. If you are in need of some inspiration and guidance, we hope you will join us. This is one of the prettiest times to visit the farm.

Shade Garden Fundamentals
Saturday, July 8 | 9:30–11:00 am
Do you have less than six hours of sunlight in your yard? Growing in the shade can be a challenge. Whether under trees, dry, wet, or deep shade, we have some suggestions for you. Come and join us, learn to make your shade area a lovely garden to enjoy for many years.


Thursday, June 21—Sunday, June 24,2018
Pettengill Farm is once again offering its many customers an opportunity to see one of the world’s most amazing gardens on this latest tour focusing on Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. The excitement is—after two plus years of construction—the over 500 gorgeous fountains re-opened in 2016. For those folks who traveled four years ago to Longwood and Brandywine, we have incorporated new venues to visit making this a brand new itinerary that is simply fabulous.

We will begin our journey by departing Pettengill Farm at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 21st, traveling to Kennett Square, PA and our hotel, the Fairfield Inn. Dinner tonight will be at one of the wonderful restaurants in Kennett Square—famous for it’s mushroom farming. We hope to have a speaker who can talk about the history of mushrooms in this area. Friday morning, June 22nd, has us visiting the star of the tour Longwood Gardens right in Kennett Square. We will arrive there and won’t return to the hotel until after the fountain show which begins at 9:15 pm. You will have a Dining Dollar Card that you can use for your lunch, dinner or cocktails in any of the three restaurants at Longwood. Enjoy the fantastic fountain show—these fountains have been totally reconstructed at the cost of some $50 million and are said to be the best in the world. On Saturday, June 23rd we’ll be heading to Monkton, Maryland, a one hour drive, to visit Ladew Topiary Garden. It’s fantastic! Wait until you see how they are able to create statues, animals and much more doing incredible work with topiary. Also there are many beautiful gardens that will be perfection late in June. Luncheon will be included at Ladew. But this day isn’t finished yet. We’ll travel north of Wilmington, DE to the Candlelight Dinner Theatre where we will see a performance of BOEING! BOEING! The evening starts with a delicious buffet which is beautifully presented and very ample. Service is by the actors who are terrific. This is a play guaranteed to give you lots of laughs. Fasten your seat belts for a riotous farce and a perfect way to end this wonderful day. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, but not this tour! We’ll depart the Fairfield Inn and Kennett Square on Sunday, June 24th by 9:00 am, but before we “hit the road”, we’ll be making a stop at Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, Pennsylvania. This is a renowned garden, famous for its beauty and interesting plantings. Quite a different stop from the other fabulous gardens you have already visited. Then at Noon we’ll start home with a dinner stop, arriving at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury by (hopefully) 8:30 pm. This will be a tour to remember for a long time to come. Thank you for the pleasure of joining Pettengill Farm for this journey.

Deposit: $200.00 Per Person: We will accept bookings right up to date of departure, if there is space available. Early booking is definitely recommended

Cost Per Person: Double $699.00 (2 to a room), Triple $679.00 (3 to a room) and Single $899.00 (1 to a room)

Click HERE to download an APPLICATION for this trip.

Click HERE to download a FULL ITINERARY for this trip.


2018 Longwood Gardens -Bus Tour
Thursday, June 21—Sunday, June 24, 2018







Tuition must be paid at the time of registration.

How to Register for an Event & Pay?*

1.You may send your registration by mail. If choosing this method, please include event name, class date and a telephone number or email address you can be reached at. Please make checks payable to Pettengill Farm.

2.If you have a PayPal account, you may use this.

*Either way of payment, it is also important that you call or email us at with your name, contact info and class so we may reserve your spot!

**If you need to cancel after registering, please be kind enough to notify us. Your full class tuition will be refunded only if we receive your cancellation notice two days PRIOR to your scheduled class. Please make checks payable to Pettengill Farm.