Welcome to Wilson’s Gourds

Wilsons Gourds invites all to 30th Annual Midwestern Herb & Garden Show, Mt. Vernon, IL Feb. 9-11, 2018, inside Times Square Mall, off Broadway & 42nd Street!!! Free classes and Vendors for Public to attend!!!


 Wilsons Gourds is a family-owned business that was established in 2003. We have been growing many various types of gourds, letting them cure and dry out and selling them both as natural dried gourds and also as unique decorative and functional gourd art pieces that can be used inside and outside the home.

Paul and Karen Wilson, Okawville, 2012 Heritage Days with our gourd fish

Okawville Heritage Days

 We enjoy teaching gourd art workshops where the public may make their own decorative birdhouses, birdfeeders, and vases. The public may also take one of our primitive wood burning classes and use a 950 degree watt wood burning pen with the wedge tip to make unique designs on gourds of their choice. Chip Carved Sunburst design bowl by Paul B Wilson 2010  Activities are always present with our gourd business. Folks may find us at historical heritage fairs talking about the uses and history of gourds, garden events inside the mall where we also do seminars and workshops, at farmers markets with our decorative and dried gourds, or at art festivals and fairs with our unique and unusual gourd art pieces throughout the Southern Illinois region.

 Wilsons’ Gourds are proud members of  American Gourd Society.

Paul B. Wilson painting blue bird house  Due to our traveling to many locations with our gourd items, please contact us first to see if we will be available at Kell, IL. asrbutton