I was introduced to the Flower Farm over the summer when my son's teacher arranged a get together with her students. I absolutely fell in love with everything Flower Farm during that visit. I heard they have a pumpkin patch for Halloween so I figured what better way to create an AlphaArtwork of The Flower Farm than to bring my family along, the best of both of my worlds. So we went the week before Halloween and had a great time! For an added treat his teacher met us there, with last minute notice, and we enjoyed spending some time with her too!
The Flower Farm is a B&B, event venue on a working citrus orchard. There is a Coffee House, a Nursery that is adorned with handmade garden art throughout the premise and a cute little gift shop featuring unique gifts from local artists. Oh yeah, there is even a wine tasting room, although I have not been able to check that part out... yet.
Sunday was a perfect afternoon for a family adventure and we all had a wonderful time exploring The Flower Farm, picking pumpkins and enjoying the holiday celebrations. They had a cute and festive scavenger hunt for the kids that my son really enjoyed! All the staff were friendly and helpful, which is so refreshing these days! I of course made my own scavenger hunt by searching for letters organically disquised throughout the property and you will see what I came up with at the end of this blog.
We took a break from our scavenger hunt and enjoyed some treats in the Coffee House. We all had a glass of apple cider and enjoyed a delicious pastry. My husband and son played a game of Uno while I walked my baby girl around the Bocce Ball Court. They have various sitting areas with tables and chairs all throughout the Coffee House and Nursery where families and friends can enjoy the scenery, conversation and a delicious cup of coffee (or apple cider).
The weekend after Halloween they hosted an Arts & Craft Festival so I brought the kids back for some art fun! It was a great event with live music, local artists giving demonstrations of their artwork, vendors selling their crafts and gorgeous jewelry handmade by some really talented women. The Flower Farm has beautiful handmade garden art throughout the grounds and the women who makes them had a table there and I learned she makes them from upcycled glass dishes, how cool! If you want to check out her gorgeous creations you can check Carrie's Yard Art out on Facebook. There were also these beautiful hanging candle holders for sale that are handmade by a cancer survivor. I love all things wine, candles and unique pieces too so a wine bottle candle holder is right up my alley! I also love the story behind the luminted art. If you're interested in these you can email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been to The Flower Farm then I bet most of the images in TLC's AlphaArtwork will be recognizable to you! If you haven't, I highly suggest a visit to this family friendly gem off the beaten path. The fun part about TLC AlphaArtwork is the "I Spy" game embedded in it. When displayed, people will continually be intrigued by where the "letters" came from once they learn that this unique piece of art was customized and created at that specific location. I have seen countless generic letter art mediums that are similar to my art (and usually B&W) but what I love most about this innovative idea is that this artwork features the beauty and characteristics captured on location.