Theme Gardens

Herb of the Year Garden – is certified by the Illinois Herb Association as an educational garden.

In this theme area, each of the International Herb of the Year herbs are showcased and marked.

Other Theme Areas Include:

The butterfly garden; the children’s fairy tale garden, ‘rabbit cave’ story area, sensory garden and geode patio; also the sleepy time, poultice, pioneer, first aid, kitchen and peppermint paddy tea gardens.

Every year the theme areas change a bit! The teaching areas offer examples of sustainable gardening methods, alternative energy and healthy lifestyles.

Bella Luna Patio


A secluded patio, allow visitors the opportunity to stroll or simply to rest and enjoy.

This patio, arbor and other areas were made from milled power-line poles that crossed the farm’s woods for many decades.