Horticulture

Mount Hope Farm’s 127-acre landscape offers several ways to engage with nature and learn about plants. On our beautiful property you can observe wildlife habitats, examine the relationships between native and introduced/invasive species of plants, and explore vital ecosystems along miles of woodland and shoreline trails. Enjoy nature under cultivation within the formal ornamental gardens around Governor Bradford House and visit the cutting and vegetable gardens, located in the field west of the barn, to learn about growing food and flowers for your table.

In 2016, Mount Hope Farm partnered with the URI Master Gardeners to restore and maintain the Governor Bradford House gardens, and to grow vegetables in the Growing4Good garden. All produce harvested from the Growing4Good garden – over a ton last year - is donated to the East Bay Food Pantry. URI Master Gardeners also offer soil pH testing at the Saturday Farmers Market. Subscribe to the Market Newsletter for dates and details.

If you are interested in volunteer horticulture opportunities in the gardens or assisting our horticulturist with floral arrangements, and ornamental garden planting and maintenance, please let us know by emailing us at info@mounthopefarm.org

If you’d like to learn more about the URI Master Gardener program please visit http://web.uri.edu/mastergardener/.