The gardens are home to a lot of history, like the original cabin of the Goodell sisters.
“So, Goodell Gardens exists because of two sisters, Carrie and Margaret Goodell. Neither got married or had any children,” said Amber Wellington, Executive Director. “This was their family farm and they left it to become a place where people can learn about nature.”
The land is Wellington’s office, she became even more enchanted with the gardens after getting married on the grounds in 2010.
There’s trails, a tent to host weddings, and other events with restrooms on site to accommodate visitors for festivals, movie nights, summer music concerts, and educational classes from adults to children.
“I came here as a mom on a field trip with my daughter in second grade and I just stood and looked around,” said Foradori. “I loved this place.”
So, Renee Foradori became a Goodell Gardens member and volunteer.