Hours & Directions to the Farm
The Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
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Please be advised that some navigation apps and GPS devices will direct you to our small growing field 2 miles away from the main farm. If you find yourself at this field, which is next to Lanierland Park, please travel 2 miles east to our 50 acre site. 🙂 Additionally many of these same apps have our hours routinely posted incorrectly. The hours below are the farms true hours of operation.
Current winter hours
January – February:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
(during inclement winter weather please call first to ensure we are open)
upcoming spring hours
March – june:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
We will always be closed on the following Family Holidays: Memorial Day; Easter; July 4th; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day and Dec 18th thru the New Year.
We wanted to briefly discuss our strategy for keeping everyone healthy regarding any Covid 19 concerns. These guidelines are largely based upon those set forth by the CDC. First and foremost let us clarify that this is an entirely outdoors or open air environment under the barns with excellent opportunities to keep yourselves at a safe distance. However, despite the ability to space yourselves properly, if you are not comfortable being around others we would strongly encourage you to visit the farm throughout the week rather than the weekend or delay your visit altogether until the pandemic has passed . . . as we cannot guarantee anyone’s safety from Covid.
Our requests for our visitors are as follows:
1. Please keep yourselves appropriately spaced from those not within your party while on the premises. Given that this is an outdoor environment if we can all stay at a comfortable spacing we do not currently require mask wearing. We would like to keep it that way if possible. 🙂
2. In an effort to reduce congestion while checking out PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO THE REGISTERS WITH YOU if that is an option. If one parent could keep the children out of that area while the other checked out we would greatly appreciate it . . . our staff is going to be interacting with quite a few people and we want them to do so safely.
3. And lastly if you are feeling ill, symptomatic, or have been around someone with Covid within the last 7 days please delay your visit to the farm for another time.
I know how frustrating this year has been for so many of us. And we really feel that an outdoor activity is exactly what most of us need! However, we would like to do so in a safe and wise manner. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration! Have a nice day!
The Kinsey Family Farm . . . staff and family
The plant nursery garden center is retail and open to the public.
Plants in our nursery are pick up only.
We do not mail order or ship plants, only items in our Garden Decor Store.
Products are subject to change. We do not always have stock of everything listed so please phone and ask ahead!
Our garden center does not carry bulk mulch, sod or chemicals.
We do not carry plant liners, saplings, plugs or sell to growers.
For retail customers interested in B&B trees, please see: B&B Trees.
Kinsey Family Farm does not offer pick your own produce nor do we sell produce. We are a plant nursery.
Photographers! For safety reasons we do not allow public use of our fields for photography until the opening of the Christmas season. In 2020 we are offering our facilities to professional photographers only during the specific dates of Saturday, November 21st through Wednesday, November 25th. We kindly ask that professional photographers do not schedule any sessions on either side of those dates. This is not only for safety reasons but also to minimize potential interruptions with other visitors on the farm. There will be absolutely no exceptions to these dates. We ask that you keep all session locations to the common areas near the barns or the fields with Christmas trees . . . please do not go to areas outside of these. Additionally please respect our hours of operation on these dates and be 100% certain you have enough time to complete your sessions and still exit the premises prior to closing time. We greatly appreciate your interest in using our farm for your photography. Thank you for recognizing that this is a busy time for us and respecting our policies.
Directions to the Farm:
Directions from Atlanta Cumming Roswell Johns Creek Alpharetta:
From Atlanta Cumming Roswell Johns Creek Alpharetta: Atlanta, Cumming or Alpharetta Roswell Johns Creek area: Take GA 400 north for 6.0 miles past the exit 17 bridge. You will reach the intersection of GA 400 and Jot-em Down road. This intersection is in northern Forsyth Co. Take a right and head east for 4.0 miles. The tree farm and landscape plant nursery will be on your right.
Directions from Athens Gainesville Sugar Hill:
From Athens or Gainesville Sugar Hill: Take highway 129 north to Gainesville. In Gainesville take hwy 53 west until you reach hwy 306. Turn left onto hwy 306 and take this road to the Jot-em Down road intersection. Turn right on Jot-em Down and travel just under one mile. The tree farm and plant nursery will be on your left.
Directions from Canton Cartersville Rome:
From Canton, Cartersville or Rome area: Take highway 411 to Cartersville. In Cartersville exit onto hwy 20 towards Canton. Just south of Canton hwy 20 will take a brief jog onto I-575. Upon exiting I-575 continue on hwy 20 to hwy 369. Take hwy 369 to the intersection of GA 400. Turn left and travel north on GA 400 for just under 6 miles until you reach the Jot-em Down road intersection. This intersection is in northern Forsyth County. Take a right and head east for 4.0 miles. You will see the tree farm and plant nursery on your right.
Directions from Blairsville Dahlonega Dawsonville:
From Blairsville Dahlonega Dawsonville: Blairsville, Dahlonega or Dawsonville Ga: Take highway 19 south until it runs into GA 400. Continue south on GA 400 until you reach the Jot-em Down Road intersection. This intersection is in northern Forsyth County. Take a left and head east for 4.0 miles. You will see the tree farm and gardening plant nursery on your right.