Snug Harbor Farm is a garden nursery and gift shop that I fell in love with the second I opened the car door.
The grounds are gorgeous and comprehensive. Different greenhouses are dedicated to different plant families (sun-loving vs shade-loving vs succulents vs topiaries and etc); there’s a chicken coop, horse pasture, and animal barns; they sell perennials like gorgeous lilies and hydrangeas throughout the property; the indoor shop is mostly dedicated to gifts for the home but also sells fertilizer, garden tools and birdhouses.
We first walked indoors to look around. The “storefront” is a dream. All the plants are expertly maintained – no brown leaves, everything is deadheaded, no weeds. I picture this is where the Maine flower fairies live.
Look at the ivy creeping up the doorframe! I’m squealing at this point.
The shop is sort of like Terrain if you’ve ever been there, a mixture of bath and body products and earthy home decor and accessories.
Terrariums, air plants, snipped garden flowers and houseplants mixed with wood and real farmhouse accents make the space feel authentic and comfortable. Like every nick in that wooden countertop was earned and just adds to the character.
Through an interior door, you can walk into an attached barn that holds a workshop, birdhouses, a wall filled with coleus plants (in the entryway), and miscellaneous garden accessories.
An open barn window looks out over the pasture.
From the building, we walked onto the grounds and through the greenhouses, looking at all the plants and animals on the property.
The plants are available to buy but are laid out so neatly that they look like they’re planted in beds.
The attention to details and the way everything is presented is part of what makes the property feel so unique and beautiful. It’s a shop, yes, but it’s truly an experience walking through the rows of hostas, ferns, succulents, and more. The chickens are pecking away, there are horses grazing beyond a fence, and even the terra cotta pots have their own special outbuilding with a frog fountain.
There were huge tables filled end to end with succulents…
These were a particularly creepy variety that I’ve never seen before: the aptly named “cobweb houseleek.” Basically hens and chicks covered in what looked like super intricate spiderwebs.
We could have spent all day wandering around the farm. There was so much to see and though we at least glanced over everything, there’s so much we didn’t see closely enough. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Kennebunkport.