We are a new agritourism business that offers self-guided tours through our mostly shaded 5-6 acres with over 400 varieties of exotic, tropical, rare, common, native edible and non-edible plants and trees. We have thousands of plants in Bible themed gardens that you can meander through casually. We have various types of swings and seating throughout as well as hammocks for those who want to view the beautiful grand oak canopies from below. You will learn about the plants, permaculture farming, aquaponic farming, landscaping, and the Bible and hopefully leave smarter than when you arrived.
We will be offering aquaponics grown produce and tilapia in a few months. Entrance fees include a tour of the brand new commercial aquaponics system as well as entrance to explore the gardens.
Visitors love our dozens of gardens nestled among the grand oaks where privacy and lounging are encouraged. A rare opportunity is available to experience the old Florida style of towering trees over the lush gardens.
Kids, teens, young adults, parents, grandparents, singles, anyone are all welcome and can enjoy relaxing in a hammock, swinging on a variety of swings, playing some badminton or tetherball, kicking a soccer ball, doing some workouts with the battle rope, slam ball, or resistance bands and those under 200 lbs can try the zip line!
Feel free to bring refreshments, and we have healthy snacks and drinks and ice cream novelties available to purchase. You can hang out with us on our covered breezy porch with wifi and a restroom.
Please come see us!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket prices for Phase One opening
$12/anyone under 21 (yes 21)
4 and under FREE
Large families with more than 4 kids under 21 years of age will be $8 per minor and be accompanied by at least one parent
20% always discount on full price for military
20% discount on full price for Florida residents second Saturday of the month
Group sales-please email your inquiry
WHAT TO EXPECT
Creator’s Farm and Garden uniquely combines non-edible and edible plants in a botanical-like garden.
Visitors will see hundreds of varieties of edible, non-edible, native, common and exotic plants and trees on about two miles of interconnecting natural paths.
Laid out in twelve biblically themed areas, the gardens have seating, swings, artwork, animals (coming soon), fun activities, some shade and loads of information.
At the covered entrance, visitors will sign waivers, purchase tickets, drinks and snacks if you like, and find the restroom. (You can bring your own drinks/snacks also)
A weekly farmer’s market will be coming in the next few months once our brand new commercial aquaponics system is fully operational. Our first batch of tilapia fingerlings are still growing, and soon, we will start planting our greens and other produce into the raceways in the greenhouse which will be available for purchase at our weekly farmer’s market.
WE ARE A WORKING FARM
Please wear closed covered shoes (and probably sunscreen!) and expect natural critters to be found on a farm in Florida. Many varieties of bugs, spiders, flying insects, and especially painful red ants can be found anywhere, so keep your eyes open and avoid these potentially dangerous creatures!
Handicap issues may present some difficulty for visitors in wheelchairs on the natural garden paths. The paths are covered with weed fabric, but are a little bumpy. If there is someone to assist, it should be manageable.
We are a working farm and will try to accommodate as much as we can; however, currently we do not have any system in place for visitors who cannot walk through the gardens. In Phase Two Opening, we hope to offer golf cart rides for those who need assistance.
Inspired by the creator
The Creator is honored in our gardens as we hope to inspire an understanding of who the Creator is and how his creation relates to him. Come enjoy the rich diversity found in the gardens.
Aquaponics is a system of farming in which fish are kept in tanks and plants are grown in waterways or other media beds. Water from the fish tank is circulated through biofilters and plants and then back into the fish tank. This process takes place approximately every 90 minutes. Biofilters convert the biowaste material from the fish tanks into a food source for the plants, and then the plants finish the process and provide clean water back to the fish.
Traditional aquaponic systems grow the plants in greenhouses. Our system has four 1000 gallon fish tanks and a large greenhouse. We have also installed a fertigation technique which delivers the naturally fertilized water from the aquaponics system to plants grown in soil in our multiple food forests and gardens.
Some advantages of aquaponics farming:
- Water is rarely required to be added to the system
- Taste of food is exceptional
- Little electricity is required to keep pumps functioning
- Easily replicated from very small to very large systems
- Better than organic because of lack of fertilizers and pesticides
Our produce will include an assortment of greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, and grains. We currently have about 130 varieties of edible plants, mostly perennials.
We are blessed to live in southwest Florida with a hardiness zone of 9-10 which allows us to grow year round. We have almost 400 types of edible and non-edible plants growing on the farm which come from all over the world: the Mediterranean area, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.
We are excited and look forward to sharing our beautiful property with those living and visiting the Venice, Florida area!