Come Visit!

There's a lot to see and do at Gourdlandia... learn how to grow and dry gourds, explore the gourd garden (summer and fall), shop, be inspired, and make something!  Below are two projects that are available for visitors to make any weekday between 2 and 5... drop in and make something beautiful!


Note: closed until 9/21/20, at least, so I can be with my dad in his last days.

Open Monday-Friday 11-5; make a night light or necklace 2-5. Often open evenings and weekends too, but best to call first. Check calendar below for updates.

Make a Night Light!

Quick and easy and fun! You start with a gourd already cleaned and attached to a night light switch... all that's missing is the holes. That's where you come in. The tricky part is coming up with a design... but you can do it! It's a pretty quick project; you might be able to just drop in and do it. $25

Make a Gourd Necklace

Here's a quick and fun project for young and old!  Choose a gourd, choose a cord, and get to work with the beads.  It only takes a few minutes, and I'll show you how to make it adjustable.  $3

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77 Rachel Carson Way

Mail: 207 Rachel Carson Way Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: (607) 277-0589

Directions: Take route 79 west out of Ithaca, about two miles. Rachel Carson Way is the first left after West Haven Rd. Gourdlandia is the first building on the left, #77. Little cupola, big porch. Abundant parking nearby.



Lamps and other gourd art can be purchased at Gourdlandia, and ithacamade, or contact me directly. Items can be shipped. I'll be glad to send you photos of available work.


Thanks for your interest, I look forward to hearing from you.

Graham Ottoson


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