How our tours work

Where we begin

Whether you attend a regularly scheduled public tour or a private group tour, you will meet us to begin your journey through our Gourd Plant in our cozy retail store. There you will see a nice display of the types of products we make right here. However, before you even enter our building, be sure to see our fields behind the parking lot where we grow our gourds - that is where our work really starts!

Meet the Crafters

As your tour guide leads you through our Gourd Plant, you will be able to meet our great staff of crafters during each step of the process. Our crafters are very talented and have many years of experience - feel free to ask them questions about what they do!

See our process

You may be surprised at how detailed and involved our process is at Meadowbrooke Gourds. We are excited about how much we've grown our process since we started and are happy to show you different aspects about our Gourd Plant that makes us so unique. You'll get a first-hand look at how our gourds are washed, cut, painted, dyed and dried.

Try it yourself

If you attend a privately scheduled group tour, your group will have the option of a gourd project to complete at the end of your tour. Depending on the season you take your tour, we will have different options of projects to choose from. This is a great way to end your tour with us!