Kelly Way Gardens
Kelly Way Gardens is a farm-to-table program started from scratch, providing the Woodstock Inn & Resort with an on-site holistic food supply straight from the ground. We specialize in unique and heirloom varieties and provide culinary inspiration to our chefs and beauty to the Resort with over 200 varieties of vegetables, 50 varieties of herbs and edible flowers, 75 varieties of berries and orchard plantings, a mushroom glen and 200 varieties of cut flowers. The 3 acre garden is tended by master gardener Benjamin Pauly, with produce picked daily and delivered to the culinary team while still warm from the sun.
In the spring of 2018 the Red Barns at Kelly Way Gardens which are home to our spectacular culinary & garden studios were completed. This venue offers mouthwatering culinary events and engaging cooking & garden classes. Please stop on by to enjoy the vivid sights, tastes and smells of the gardens, while chatting with the gardeners in the field. Moseying encouraged.
We started our garden with the vision of building upon the local conservation legacies of Laurance Rockefeller and Frederick Billings and George Perkins Marsh by sustainably growing phenomenal local produce. We employ hand cultivation techniques, permaculture methods and principles of nutrient dense farming to grow the freshest, healthiest and tastiest certified organic produce for our restaurants and beautiful flowers for our interiors. We embrace an approach of improving the land we use and strive to bring a tangible awareness of growing with the land for a holistic garden to guest experience for our visitors.
Location & History
Nestled on the hillside of the Kedron Valley, Kelly Way Gardens is located one mile south of the Inn and the Woodstock Village Green on Route 106. Previously the site of a dairy and horse farm, we broke ground on half an acre of fallow pasture in 2013 and today have grown in size to 3 acres of vegetables, fruit, herbs, cut flowers, mushrooms, honeybees and function spaces. In 2018, we are introducing our newly enhanced 19th century Red Barns for events, culinary programming and gardening classes.
Kelly Way Gardens is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer months and we highly encourage visitors. Experience the garden to see and learn about the working landscape of Vermont. We offer a range of guided tours, tasting events and weekly gardening classes highlighting seasonal cut flowers, sensational produce and "soil under the nails" know how. The Red Barns at Kelly Way Gardens is also home to our spectacular culinary & garden studios which offers mouthwatering culinary events and engaging cooking & garden classes. Please stop on by to enjoy the vivid sights, tastes and smells of the gardens, while chatting with the gardeners in the field. Moseying encouraged.
We have so much planned for the 2019 season!
Fairy Houses at Kelly Way Gardens and Billings Farm & Museum
The Sunflower House at Billings Farm & Museum
Activities & Events:
Five Senses Tours; Thursdays June 6 - Sept 26, 3-3:30pm
Family Tasting Tours; Tuesdays July 2 - Aug 27, 3-3:30pm
Heirloom Tomato Tasting in Lobby; Wednesdays Aug 7 - Sept 11, 4-5pm
Full Moon Firesides; July 16 & Aug 15, 7:30pm
6th Annual Great Tomato Tasting; Aug 31, 3-4pm; reservations required 802-457-6609
Summer Garden Tour Series:
Saturdays May 18 - Sept 21, 9:30-10:30am
Red Barn Dinner Series:
Sundays June 15 - Oct 6; reservations required 802-457-6640