126 Baptist Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire 03224, United States


Petals in the Pines

Where nature meets nurture AMONG the gardens


Our first Tale Trail starts June 1st. 

We will have activities to do along the way and to take home. Use our COVID-19 protocol listed on the home page.

The Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and Pavilion will be closed for now. 

Tale Trails

Open Daily, 9-6

This season we are celebrating trees with the book “The Tree Farmer” by Chuck Leavell and Nicholas Cravotta. A grandfather takes his grandson on a journey through his farm, the place where he lovingly grows trees—only to cut them down! During their magical journey through the farm, the grandson learns about the gifts we receive from trees. He also learns how we need to care for our trees for the benefit of future generations. Illustrator Rebecca Bleau has cleverly hidden man-made wooden objects in the tree trunks on some pages, making the clear connection between the trees of the forest and things we use every day. 
Follow the pages of this delightful story along our woodland trails, reading and exploring as you go. 


Since our Tale Trail activity table will not be open (due to COVID-19), we’ll make available to each family a Scavenger Hunt for your walk, as well as a take-home “Tree Farmer” activity packet. Our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and our Pavilion will be closed for the time being. But feel free to visit our other trails and walk the grass paths through the gardens and meadows while you’re here. You’re welcome to bring a picnic blanket and have a snack/lunch. Please follow social distancing protocol if other guests are here. If you can’t avoid being briefly less than 6 feet from someone who did not come here with you, please put on your mask.

Visitors can walk our self-guided Tale Trails daily between 9 AM-6 PM. Admission is $5 per child, infants are free. Put payment in the gray box on the Farm Stand porch and get instructions.  Enter the number of people in your group in our Log Book.  

Trails are not suitable for strollers. Please leave pets at home.