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The Robert H. Gibson River Garden

In a major new initiative to strengthen our regional food system and further our mission, in November 2013 Strolling of the Heifers acquired the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, a beautiful building prominently located at 157 Main Street in the heart of downtown Brattleboro.

We are developing, at the River Garden, a vibrant new regional resource: The Farm/Food Innovation Center. At the same time, this 4500 square-foot space continues to be available as a public resource.

Join us daily at noon for free Brown Bag Lunch events!

RGBanners400Renting the River Garden:

The River Garden is a public resource for the Brattleboro region. It is open most days of the week for informal uses, and it is available as an event space on a rental basis to community organizations, businesses and individuals. To inquire about renting the River Garden, please contact Stacey Conn, General Manager: 

Once you have discussed availability and rates, you may use our online reservation form via this page, where you will also find the terms and conditions for River Garden rentals and an outline of the rate schedule.

River Garden floor plans (1″=10′):

To illustrate the versatility of the River Garden’s space, here are some photos of the interior during a variety of events:


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Parking and access map:

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River Garden Rental Inquiry

  • Please tell us what kind of event you're thinking about, and what date or dates you have in mind. We'll get back to you with information very shortly.
  • Please tell us whether you prefer a phone call or email response.

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