This orchard was established in 1999 and has the oldest trees planted by the Maryland Chapter. These chestnut trees are our most advanced backcrosses.
Note: The Thorpewood Orchard produced B3F2 nuts in 2011.
12805 Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont, Frederick Co.
Starting at Frederick Md., take Rt 15 about 15 miles north to Thurmont. At Thurmont go west on Rt 77 for about
2.9 miles to a left turn onto Catoctin Hollow Rd. Continue on Catoctin Hollow Rd. about 2.8 miles, past Wigville Rd., to a right turn on Mink Farm Rd.. Take Mink Farm Rd. for approximately 1 mile. Turn left near the top of the hill at an unmarked gate. This leads to the orchard and the “Thorpewood Garden.” If you see a house on the left at 12805 Mink Farm Road you have passed it.
Stephen Dodge – steward
Sam Castleman – President, Thorpewood, Inc.