Expanding Chatham-Kent’s agri-tourism market is the popular Crazy Eight Barn. The 8-sided barn was originally built for stabling animals, but was left empty for years until Susanne Spence-Wilkins saw it and made plans of her own. She carefully disassembled the building and moved it to Palmyra, on Hwy 3, in Chatham-Kent. There it was painstakingly reassembled and made into a showpiece.
“More than a garden centre, more than a store” is how Spence-Wilkins describes the very special “Garden Inspiration Centre”. Here you can be inspired by what you see in the gardens and shop area, as well as during a seminar or workshop, which are held year round.
A special idea Susanne had which is very popular with locals and drive-by guests alike is the Café. Every day the kitchen prepares a sandwich made with fresh baked bread, oven-roasted meat and fillings; large or small chef’s salad; a soup made-from-scratch with local ingredients; and a butter tart or piece of pie. And don’t miss out on the ice cream! Made locally at Shaw’s Ice Cream in Port Stanley.
For more information, go to: www.crazy8barn.com