Self-Guided Farm Tour at Flowers and Clay, July 23


Select your time slot on Saturday, July 23, and embark on a self-guided farm tour of two of our fields. You'll see thousands of flowers in bloom, including lisianthus, sunflower, zinnias, dahlias, celosia, gomphrena, marigolds, and many other hot-weather-loving blooms.

You must arrive during your time slot. Staff will be on had to assist and answer questions as you enjoy the beautiful flowers and observe our farming practices.

This tour is great for the following activities:

  • Outdoor exercise -- expect to walk more than half a mile on uneven terrain
  • Enjoying nature -- thousands of flowers in bloom!
  • Taking photos for personal use (professional/commercial photos prohibited)
  • Agritourism -- an amazing opportunity for our rural community

What this tour is NOT:

  • NO flower picking. Please do not pick the flowers. For flower picking, please see our other workshop
  • NO dogs or other animals. If you bring a dog to the farm, we will have to ask you to leave
  • NO professional or commercial photography
  • This tour is self-guided. We will be happy to see you, and staff will be keeping an eye on things. However, don't expect long conversations or relationship building at this event. If you would like to have long conversations, please join one of our other workshops.

Parking is first-come, first-serve. Please follow staff instructions about where to park. Your time slot exists to to ensure there is enough parking for all.

This event happens rain or shine! Please wear good walking shoes. Closed toed shoes are preferable.

Tickets are nonrefundable. No refund or credit will be issued. You may transfer your ticket to another person by sending an email to

Flowers and Clay is a day of art and agriculture in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains at Flowers and Clay, July 23 and 24, 2022.

Carolina Flowers and Copus Ceramics co-host a free, public open house and sale at their woodfire pottery center and gardens. The nearby farm hosts ticketed guests for tours and experiences throughout the weekend.

  • Flowers and Clay: Carolina Flowers and Copus Ceramics
  • A public open house and sale + TICKETED farm experiences
  • 216 Ledford & Craine Road, Marshall, NC 28753
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., July 23-24
  • General admission is free; ticketed farm experiences, $35-$65

The home show, or kiln opening, is a traditional practice among North Carolina ceramic artists, going back centuries. Collectors arrive early to snag the freshest pieces from the most recent firing. Flowers and Clay combines this tradition with an experience of agriculture -- and acres of beautiful flowers.

All guests can visit the pottery facility and test gardens anytime between 10 a.m.  and 6 p.m. Guests must arrive for farm tours during their ticketed time slot.

Carolina Flowers Mercantile in downtown Marshall will also be open during this time. Maps and other materials will be available at the shop, which is a good starting point for first-time visitors to the area. Carolina Flowers Mercantile is located at 62 S. Main St. in Marshall.

Ticketed farm tours will running throughout the day. You must have a ticket to visit the farms. General admission to the pottery sale and gardens does not require a ticket.

Pottery and flowers will be available for purchase at the pottery center and gardens at 216 Ledford & Craine Road, although general admission to the event is free.

Josh and Emily Copus are partners in marriage and business. Emily founded Carolina Flowers, a farm and florist, in 2016, and Josh opened his woodfire pottery complex in Marshall in 2007. Together, the Copus' co-own the Old Marshall Jail Hotel and Zadie's Market in downtown Marshall.

WARNING Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.