The summer months at Grace Farms offers first-time and returning visitors the space to discover the splendors of nature within our 80 acres of natural meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds. We encourage the exploration of nature and our internationally renowned River building designed by Japanese architecture firm SANAA. Our year-round architectural tours by professional architects, every Thursday and Saturday, is an engaging experience in learning how this new kind of public space was envisioned and built.
Visitors can also participate in guided tours with experts in the fields of restoring native meadows, discovering native wildlife, and growing vegetables. For children and families, we’ve developed monthly art programing for children to play and experiment with new materials during our facilitated program series. Our popular subterranean Court is available to people of all ages and abilities. Activities include pick-up basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and other sports.
Grace Farms is free to the public and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am-6 pm; Sunday from 12 pm-6 pm.
10:30 pm-12:30 pm | Growing Community Series, 8-24
Master Gardener Nick Mancini offers years of experience in how to plant, grow, maintain, harvest, and prepare the soil for the fall. Hands-on workshops in our expansive garden enhances the learning experience. Registration is free.
11:00 am–12:00 pm |Exploring Nature, Restoring Native Meadows, 8-17
Restoring native habitats has become important to helping pollinators across the country. Penn Marchael, Founder of Pennington Grey, and former Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, facilitate walking tours and explain the process behind our ongoing meadow restoration and why it’s important for biodiversity. Registration is free.
10:30 am-2:30 pm | Open Arts Studio for Families (every Saturday)
Every weekend throughout the year we provide the space and materials for young artists, ages 3 to 10, to create with other children, along with their adult caregivers. This program is a facilitated art series. Ticket price $5. Register online through our GraceFarms.org calendar.
10:30 am–12:00 pm | Grace Farms Tours, every Thursday & Saturday
Explore the River building, an award-winning design by SANAA, with professional architects. Discover the intentions behind the design of the building and how the landscape plays a unique role within the overall design. The tour begins with complimentary tea in the Pavilion.
Grace Farms Tours include a substantial amount of walking, including time outdoors between volumes of the River building.
Please note that this tour accommodates 18 participants, and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $25.
6:00 pm-7:30 pm | Community Dinners (third Friday of the month)
At Grace Farms we offer an affordable dining experience in the River building’s Commons—a 6,900 square foot glass room with expansive views of the landscape. Our community tables, built from trees harvested on site, is part of our sustainability practices. After dinner, there is often free programing around our five initiatives of nature, arts, justice, community, and faith, so please check the calendar for events. We feature conversations and performances with renowned thought leaders and artists from around the world.
Register online through our GraceFarms.org calendar.
We always have a vegetarian option inspired by the main dish. It may be decided up to the night of to ensure the freshest local produce. Advance registration is required for the Community Dinner. As a reminder, smoking and drinking are not permitted at Grace Farms.