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Experience hosted by Marykay

60 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This Experience lasts about 1-hour and begins begin with a walk & talk in the gardens at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage including:

~ Natural Plant Dye Garden
~ Food, Fruit & Flowers organic, non-GMO vegetable garden
~ Perennial Gardens

During our tour, we'll talk about the various areas, what makes each unique, and answer any questions you have. Following the tour, depending on the season and what the garden needs at that point, we'll talk through and demonstrate at least one garden skill from the following; pruning, dividing, transplanting, fertilizing, etc. Depending on the specific season and plant availability, we aim to send you home with a few divided plants for your own garden. I'll also share our favorite local nurseries and other garden resources!

We are proud to be a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife and Bird Friendly Habitat! Our gardening methods support these designations.

Note, the Garden Experience does not include interaction with our herd of Alpacas & Llama, but can be combined if scheduled in advance. => To do so, please see our listing for the Alpaca & Llama Experience at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage ~ https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/319632
Other things to note
We have an installed, bee-friendly mosquito misting system which helps keep biting insects at a manageable level. If you wish to bring your own bee-friendly bug spray, you are welcome to do so.
This Experience lasts about 1-hour and begins begin with a walk & talk in the gardens at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage including:

~ Natural Plant Dye Garden
~ Food, Fruit & Flowers organic, non-GMO vegetable garden
~ Perennial Gardens

During our tour, we'll talk about the various areas, what makes each unique, and answer any questions you have. Following the tour, depending on the season and what the garden needs a…

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Meet your host, Marykay

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I am a rabid gardener and you can find me in the garden pretty much year round. Winter is a time to tidy up garden beds and set the stage for the season to come. Spring is a time to divide plants, fertilize, and start new garden beds. Summer is a time to maintain and support thirsty plants, and Fall is a time to wind down and prepare for Winter. The gardens here at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage are 15 years in the making and there is always something new in the works. The beauty and challenge of a garden is that it is ever-changing and there is always something new to learn!
I am a rabid gardener and you can find me in the garden pretty much year round. Winter is a time to tidy up garden beds and set the stage for the season to come. Spring is a time to divide plants, fertilize, and start new garden beds. Summer is a time to maintain and support thirsty plants, and Fall is a time to wind down and prepare for Winter. The gardens here at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage are 15 years in the making and there is always something new in the works. The beauty and challenge…
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Where you'll be

The gardens at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage are privately owned and available only to cottage guests, close friends and family, and those who book the 'For the Love of a Garden' experience. You will have host-guided access to all areas of our gardens which will provide the peaceful enjoyment a garden offers and also help inspire your own green thumb!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable, casual flat sole shoes

Water bottle