The Trosset Wildflower Preserve

The Trosset family has been closely involved with Gorman Heritage Farm and for over 40 years they been preserving / cataloguing wildflowers native to our area. Their existing wildflower preserve was at an offsite location close to Gorman, but not easily accessible to the general public.  The wildflowers' new home will educate visitors about the importance of wildflowers, their unique ephemeral beauty, and their role in our region's ecological health.

 

Landscape design
 
Working with John is an amazing experience. His knowledge and passion for his work made it so easy and fun. We are so happy to be able to save the wildflowers that were so well tended by the Trosset family for over 40 years. With John’s help, we’ve created an oasis that will be used for education as well as preserve a family’s legacy.
— Tricia Watts, Executive Director, Gorman Heritage Farm
 
One of the first phases of implementation was installing a deer fence around the perimeter. During 2017 many of the wildflowers will begin to be brought over to the preserve. 

One of the first phases of implementation was installing a deer fence around the perimeter. During 2017 many of the wildflowers will begin to be brought over to the preserve.