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Gardener's Focus Tour | Woodland Path

Woodland pathTake a stroll this spring and explore the wonders of the woodland path!

Marshall Paquin, senior gardener, highlights the beautiful woodland path, created in 2016.

For your safety, please note that the terrain and steps of this path are neither wheelchair accessible nor recommended for all visitors.

Tickets are distributed at the Ellen MacNeille Charles Visitor Center upon opening each day. This thirty-minute tour is limited to fifteen and meets in the visitor center conservatory.


Marshall Paquin, senior gardener, is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. He has a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has been with Hillwood for over fifteen years and during that time has been involved with the maintenance, construction, and design of the woodland path, Chauffer's House, the visitor center, the gardens west of the rose garden, and the lower and upper gate drive, putting green, and lower/upper gate entrances. He also strives to keep Hillwood’s trees as beautiful as possible by working with contractors to perform maintenance that meets or exceeds arboricultural standards. Before coming to Hillwood, Marshall was the owner of a tree care and landscape company for seven years.