The Flower Farm was established in 1905 by J.H. Nixon and his family. The Nixons built what is now the main house of the Flower Farm Bed and Breakfast. They planted thirty acres of plums on the property. Over the years sheep and cattle grazed the land and this piece of land has been farmed ever since.
The Leonard family purchased the property in 1993 and established both the Bed and Breakfast and the Nursery. The delightful flower, Sweet Dreams Coreopsis, was discovered by Mark Leonard at the Flower Farm.
The Farm Today
John and Annie Bowler, along with their children, purchased the Flower Farm in 2004. They renovated the farmhouse, added guest cottages and converted the barn into a facility for weddings and special events. Their longtime friends, Rich and Sheri Fischer and Patti Foust, developed the Flower Farm Nursery and Cafe into a fine destination. The Flower Farm is now home to six acres of mandarins, a half-acre of Malbec grapes, a variety of fruit trees, large vegetable gardens and a cutting flower bed.
In 2012, Kevin and Ann Stevenson established a tasting room for their winery, Casque Wines. The tasting room’s wine bar was crafted from a fallen walnut tree found on the property. Flower Farm guests often enjoy their wine and a Café lunch while sitting by the pond outside the tasting room.
In 2016, the Flower Farm family welcomed Teri Hardoin and Ann Lindner as new owners of Flower Farm Nursery and Gifts. When given the opportunity to be part of the Flower Farm family both Teri and Ann knew it was where they wanted to return to work after raising their children. They feel strongly about connecting with the customers, providing personal service and establishing an inviting place to shop for both unique plants and gifts.
All of us at the Flower Farm hope that our guests will experience the many beauties of farm life. We invite you to stroll our orchards and gardens, study our plants and enjoy our chickens and wildlife. We hope the Flower Farm will help you to celebrate life to its fullest!
We at the Flower Farm are committed to protecting the envionment. Much of our electricity comes from solar panels, we practice environmentally friendly farming methods and we recycle and compost daily. Our kitchens use fruits, vegetables and eggs that we or nearby farms produce. Our Nursery was selected as a retailer for UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars, 100 tough, drought tolerant yet beautiful plants. We host yoga, gardening classes, including water-wise gardening and art classes, We offer educational farm and nursery tours for small groups.
We would like to thank the following photographers for the use of their photos:
The Flower Farm's Story