Category Archives: Our garden

What’s happening in our garden

St. Andrews, in the summer, is crowded with the kind of people who dress for dinner and describe their mansions as cottages

This is an absolutely delightful Maclean’s Magazine article written by a very talented Ian Sclanders. The year is 1952. It is summer in St. Andrews when Howard Pillow occupied “Kingsbrae” an estate located at what is now the entrance of Kingsbrae … Continue reading

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A Hatchet and A Dream

We got an email recently asking if we do weddings for two. It just so happens that we’ve done several around the property. In shady garden spots on a hot summer day. Under our playful Brunelleschi dome in the sunken … Continue reading

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What’s for Supper?

Something new this season. We invite you to join us for supper on the day you arrive. We look forward to each and everyone who visits us and we’re letting them know that that we now offer light suppers with wine. … Continue reading

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The Colors of Spring

We’ve been plotting and potting and preparing and planting throughout the last several weeks, eager to get the dark browns and greys out of our visual colour palette all the while searching for signs of life. In that way, the … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be An Innkeeper

Here is a rare career opportunity. Are you the right candidate? Position: Assistant Innkeeper Seasonal: Mid-June until late-September, 2017 Compensation: Weekly salary pegged to experience & qualifications Room and Partial Board Earned Income Gratuities This is a job for a … Continue reading

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Throwback in Time

Years back when this historic property was rescued from the passage of time, tangles of brambles & overgrown weeds, the original garden plat was discovered. The landscape design featured long perennial borders, knot garden parterres & terraced lawns for the … Continue reading

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What’s Gonna Be Growing

The winds may be howling and the snow may blow for several more weeks, but vegetable & produce seeds are in hand and plans for our 20th Anniversary Season garden are fully underway. We stare at this list and imagine … Continue reading

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Scallops: The Lead & Supporting Cast

We’re rapidly approaching mid-summer with high expectations for garden yields of tomatoes, Roma beans, cucumbers, summer squash and more. But we can’t ignore the contributions that our supporting cast of garden produce have made to one of our most talented … Continue reading

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Garden Dinner FAQs

A lovely couple staying at the inn came down to the vegetable garden this morning to see “Kingsbrae [F]Arms where we’ve been getting the salad greens, radishes, pea shoots, turnips and tat soi blossoms they’ve been eating during their stay. … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to Kingsbrae [F]Arms

Despite the snow drifts of such immense proportion this season that they defied measure, spring is only about one week behind last year. As the last of the snow ebbs, tulips, daffodils and crocus waste no time piercing the soil.  … Continue reading

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