Grace Farms Foundation in northern New Canaan offers 90-minute tours of its extensive landscaped grounds and distinctive architecture, with the latest tours scheduled for this Wednesday and Saturday. The cost is $25.
— This announcement is from various Web pages on the Grace Farms website.
The community foundation offers the tours of its campus at 365 Lukes Wood Road year round. Upcoming tours on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 11 take place from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. (Two more tours are offered the following Wednesday and Saturday.)
You must register beforehand on a first-come, first-served basis.
— More about events, including tours and where to register for them, here.
Explore the River, a meandering glass building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA, and five site-specific installations commissioned specifically for Grace Farms by artists Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, Beatriz Milhazes, and Susan Phillipsz. 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, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
Learn how Grace Farms Foundation’s vision for a new kind of public space has come to life, and how the architecture became a manifestation of this mission.
We offer public and private tours year round.
The expansive 80-acre landscape is one of the last remaining large parcels of open space in Fairfield County, now made available to the public by Grace Farms Foundation.
Please note that this tour accommodates 18 participants.
Those taking tours meet at the West Barn.
Another Event: A guided Walk Outside at Grace Farms
- Grace Farms offers a one-hour guided walk, 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 18, through our meadows and walking trails with Penn Marchael, Project Manager at Larry Weaner Associates, and Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler.
- Discover the process behind our ongoing meadow restoration and learn about the importance of restoring native meadows and nurturing the habitat where pollinators like bees, butterflies, and birds thrive.
— An announcement from Grace Farms. The tour is free, but registration is required.