“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
Campo di Fiori is located in the small town of Bowdoinham, Maine, known for its unique and beautiful natural surroundings as well as an abundance of small organic farms and a diversity of artisans and craftsmen. Our nursery/farm is situated on 150 acres of conservation land, held by Maine Farmland Trust, 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 and accommodating only 4-5 cars, so please be careful and try to park as orderly as possible. We are a home-based business with no public infrastructure and unfortunately do not have public restrooms. Sorry for the inconvenience. If nobody seems to be here to help you navigate the nursery please resoundingly ring the black bell on the nursery building and they will promptly appear. Our house is our home and our privacy.
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 characteristics of your land and provide a plethora of unique ideas on how to manage it and 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 or identified. Many people have found a short one-hour consultation enough to open their mind and to start engaging with their land in a nurturing and productive way. Any potential mistakes typically made by a beginning gardener/landowner are adverted and the result is less time, resources, and money 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 plants which cannot be found elsewhere, and since we are a very small nursery, we are limiting ourselves to building two new gardens a year. Our capacity and the season are too short for much more. Good candidates for projects are those with disturbed ground to be revegetated or lawn. Our goal is to leave already existing natural areas intact. Of course, the client would also have to be committed to the principles and pallet of naturalistic planting design. If large enough, new projects are priced wholesale. To provide ample time for the planning process it is essential the client contact us a season prior, or at least the winter prior.
Plant Replacement Policy
For retail sales, we do not replace any plants which have not survived on a customer’s property while under their care. For wholesale and design projects, the client will need to understand the degree of risk involved in establishing a new planting, and even with the designer’s best assessment of plant suitability, loss is always a possibility. This may be due to improper plant choice by the designer – Campo di Fiori, improper management by the client, or a combination of both. In general, the more a client is part of the planting and management process, the more they are held responsible for the conditions of their garden. If all of one variety of plant has died and no other plants of other varieties have, this is a good indication the plant was not right for the location and thus Campo di Fiori will replace it with another plant for half the cost. If only a ‘few’ plants of either one variety or a mix have died over winter, the customer will assume the full cost of replacement. If several plants of several varieties planted and managed by the client do not overwinter, this will be considered improper management by the client and all replacements will be paid for by them. Variations in these situations may arise and will have to be assessed individually based on these basic guidelines with which we try to remain as flexible as possible.
May – July, Friday – Sunday, 9-5 (opening day varies from year to year, please see nursery news for the latest)
Aug. – mid-September (2nd weekend), Saturday & Sunday, 10-4.
Mid-September – 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 appointment 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 schedule. Thanks for being flexible and we look forward to seeing you!