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Bark & Blossoms at The Wayside Inn Foundation

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Wayside Inn Foundation

72 Wayside Inn Road

Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776



September 9, 2019 --Sudbury, Ma -- The Wayside Foundation,

the non-profit organization responsible for the preservation of

The Wayside Inn Historic Site, announced todaythat it has entered

into an arrangement with Bark & Blossoms of Sudbury to operate a new

plant and flower standat the barn across from Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.

Bark & Blossoms owner Lisa Forsberg operated a plant and flower business

at Stone Tavern Farm on Route 20 in Sudbury for 15 years,

until she was forced to relocate to Fairbanks Farm on

Route 27 this past spring due to the potential redevelopment

of the Stone Tavern property.  Forsberg’s operation at The Wayside Inn Barn

will be her second location in Sudbury and will be open daily until dusk

through mid-December.



“When we learned that Lisa was looking for a new location,

we talked with her about the possibility of setting up a plant stand

somewhere on our property, and the barn was the obvious location,”

said Steve Pickford, Innkeeper of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.

  “We are thrilled to have her operating at our barn and love the

color and activity that her business brings to the property.

She has a great eye and her ‘country chic’

aesthetic is a perfect fit for our historic location,” added Pickford.


Forsberg sources all her plants and flowers from local growers.

“We are just finishing setting upand it’s looking better than any

of us expected,” said Forsberg.“We’ll be selling seasonal flowers

and plants, wreaths, and décor items for the home, and of course,

mums, pumpkins and gourds for fall, and holiday greens

and wreaths closer to Christmas.  I’m so happy to be part of this

special place, ” said Forsberg. 


“This is one of many other initiatives we are taking here to

increase activity on our property and broaden our visibility in the

community,” added Pickford. “It’s a win-win for both of us.

Lisa’s business will represent us well,

and we know our customers will be excited to have

her products available during their visits with us,” said Pickford.


The Wayside Inn Foundation is a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) nonprofit

organization formed in 1944 to preserve and operate

the Wayside Inn Historic Site, a historic property on the National Register

of Historic Places with over 100 acres and 9 historic buildings,

including the famed Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, believed to be the

oldest operating inn in the United States.  The organization, led

by an all-volunteer board of trustees,

also promotes early American humanities and culture through

hospitality, lodging, education, programming, and events.