Visiting Welburn Gourd Farm

Yesterday I took a drive in the direction of Temecula, a popular wine-growing region about an hour southeast of my home in Orange.  Temecula wasn’t my destination, though…. Welburn Gourd Farm, with an address listed in Fallbrook, was. Veering off highway I-15, I headed somewhat southwest-ish along a narrow, winding, up and down road hoping my GPS navigation wouldn’t fail me in the “middle of nowhere”. It did. Fail me. It’s times like those I kick myself for not having printed out the directions… depending solely on modern technology can sometimes be a problem. Luckily (yes, with luck), I found my destination!

You’ll find the gallery down below has LOTS of pictures. I was so enthralled with the farm I couldn’t stop clicking the camera. I’d had no idea what to expect, but seeing the endless rows of dried or drying gourds was mind-boggling. The beautiful works of art on display in the shop even more mind-boggling.

I was first made aware of Welburn Gourd Farm during a recent visit to the Orange County Fair. The farmyard barn had a beautiful gourd display and two wonderfully friendly ladies offering information. We chatted for quite a while, and when asked where a person finds gourds, I was told about Welburn Gourd Farm. At that moment, I added it to my list of “must explore” places. The five pictures below were taken at the Fair.

I highly recommend a drive in the country to Welburn Gourd Farm, but take my advice, and print out the directions before you leave home! ~SueBee

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2 Comments on “Visiting Welburn Gourd Farm”

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

    If gourds are your thing, this is obviously the place to go. It looks wonderful.

    • Aug 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

      It was quite an eye-opener. I had no idea there was such interest in gourds! Live and learn… and have fun doing it!

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