“Your enjoyment of wildflowers and other plants should make an important contribution to your feeling at home on this planet. We are growing increasingly aware that our ability to function well as individuals, and as members of social groups, depends to a large extent on our sense of belonging. At a time when social changes are bewilderingly rapid and uncertain, familiarity with the natural environment – especially when enhanced by field work with plants – provides a valuable anchor in reality. In addition, of course, your field work can be a source of endless pleasure because it deals with the beauty of nature.”

– Roland C. Clement, Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide

Contact/Services

Campo di Fiori is located in the small town of Bowdoinham, Maine. Bowdoinham is known for its unique and beautiful natural surroundings as well as its abundance of small organic farms and diversity of artisans and craftsman. Our nursery/farm is situated on 150 acres of conservation land which provides a beautiful rural backdrop and natural inspiration. The Fiori family – Andrew, Melissa, Cassidy, Aiden, and Sebastian. Visit us at:

212 Fisher Rd, Bowdoinham, ME 04008
Phone: Call (207) 666-8419
Email: andrewfiorigardener at gmail.com

Facilities and Assistance

The parking area is immediate to the right as one pulls into the drive. This area is relatively confined, accommodating 4-5 cars, so please be careful and try to park as orderly as possible. We are a home-based business with very little public infrastructure and unfortunately do not have public restrooms. Sorry for the inconvenience. If nobody seems to be there to help you navigate the nursery, please resoundingly ring the black bell on the nursery building and they should promptly appear. Our house is our home and our privacy.

Consultation

We offer on-site consultation services. Whether you are a new landowner or simply struggle to make sense of a difficult piece of property, or particular planting, we are able to help you interpret and understand the physical characteristics of your land and provide a plethora of unique ideas in how to manage it, and to hopefully enhance its usefulness and beauty. If the landowner so chooses, a written consultation is available, with a synopsis of the design/maintenance ideas and various plant species/varieties suggested. Many people have found a short one-hour consultation enough to open their minds and to get started engaging with their land in a nurturing and productive way. Too, any potential mistakes by a beginning gardener are adverted and less money is wasted.  Please contact us for more information.

Design and Construction

Though we were once focused intensely on designing new landscapes (other people’s), our enthusiasm began to wain for various reasons. Yet, designing in one way or another, whether in the gardens of our full-time clients or our own display gardens, has never left our mind, and we continue to develop and refine our pallet and technique. One particular difficulty and the most defining factor is accessibility to the right quantity and quality of plant material. Since we are committed to producing our own stock, many of which plants cannot be found elsewhere, and since we are a very small nursery, we are limiting ourselves to building two new gardens a year. That’s all. Our capacity and the season are too short for much more.  Good candidates for projects are those with new ground to be re-vegetated or lawn.  Our goal is to leave already existing natural areas intact.  Of course, the client too would have to be committed to the principles and pallet of naturalistic planting design. New projects are priced wholesale. To provide ample time for the planning process it is necessary that the client contact us a season prior, or at least the winter prior.

Hours

May – July, Friday – Sunday, 9-5 (opening day varies from year to year, please see Nursery News for the latest)
Aug. – September 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4.
September 15 – Oct. 15 – call to arrange a visit (we begin cutting back potted plants at this time)

Please be aware that some years in late summer/fall we sometimes close the nursery early due to low customer turn-out.  Though no longer holding regular hours, the nursery does remain open by appoinment to those looking to buy plants or tour the gardens.  Unfortunately, we have no staff to cover our absence. If you are traveling from afar it is best to call ahead!  Please visit nursery news for any change in scheduling. Thanks for being flexible, and we look forward to seeing you.

Directions

Highway –(from the south) when traveling 295 take the Bowdoinham exit. Turn right onto Main St., take first right onto Fisher Rd., 1 mile on the left.
Dresden area– Rt. 24 to downtown Bowdoinham, right at flashing light, uphill, left at Fisher Rd.,1 mile on left.
Brunswick area – Rt. 24 to left at Cathance Rd., turns to Fisher Rd., 4.5 miles on right.
Lisbon Falls area –Rt. 201 to Rt. 125, left onto Main St. Bowdoinham, right at Fisher Rd., 1 mile on left.