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Heirloom Nursery Directory

Looking for heirloom plants for your period garden? Our state-by-state guide will make your search more fruitful.
By Lindsey Thomas

    Heirloom species such as Dahlia atropurpurea, which dates back to the late 18th century, can be found at nurseries like Old House Gardens.

    (Photo: Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs)

    When you’re planting a period-inspired garden, heirloom plants that have been cultivated for centuries (such as Dahlia atropurpurea, at left) are key in replicating time-honored traditions. Nurseries and mail-order services across the country offer a wide variety of native plants, rare herbs, hard-to-find species, and everything heirloom, from roses and bulbs to tomatoes and fruit trees. And if you can’t find the historic varietal you’re looking for at your local nursery, many of the nurseries listed here will ship plants or seeds straight to your home.

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    California

    Cupertino
    Yamagami’s Nursery
    1361 S. De Anza Blvd. # 2
    (408) 252-3347
    yamagamisnursery.com

    Davis
    Redwood Barn Nursery
    1607 5th Street
    (530) 758-2276
    redwoodbarn.com

    El Cajon
    Kniffing’s Discount Nurseries
    14940 Oak Creek Road
    (619) 561-0611
    kniffingsnurseries.com

    Fullerton
    Fullerton Arboretum
    1900 Associated Road
    (657) 278-3407
    fullertonarboretum.org

    Healdsburg
    Russian River Rose Company
    1685 Magnolia Drive
    (707) 433-7455
    russian-river-rose.com

    Hydesville
    Amity Heritage Roses
    199 Chuckhole Lane
    (707) 768-2040
    amityheritageroses.com

    Paso Robles
    Trees of Antiquity
    20 Wellsona Road
    (805) 467-9909
    treesofantiquity.com

    Petaluma
    The Natural Gardening Company
    541 King Road
    (707) 766-9303
    naturalgardening.com

    Redwood City
    Wegman’s Nursery
    492 Woodside Road
    (650) 368-5908
    wegmansnursery.com

    Richmond
    Annie’s Annuals and Perennials
    801 Chesley Ave.
    (510) 215-1671
    anniesannuals.com

    Salinas
    Bokay Nursery
    30 Hitchcock Road
    (831) 455-1868
    bokaynursery.com

    Santa Rosa
    Emerisa Gardens
    555 Irwin Lane
    (707) 525-9600
    emerisa.com

    Sebastopol
    Vintage Gardens Antique Roses
    4130 Gravenstein Highway N.
    (707) 829-2035
    vintagegardens.com

    Watsonville
    Roses of Yesterday and Today
    803 Browns Valley Road
    (831) 728-1901
    rosesofyesterday.com

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    Colorado

    Longmont
    Ute Trail Greenhouse
    5555 Ute Highway
    (303) 823-6315
    utetrail.com

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    Connecticut

    Danielson
    Logee’s Greenhouses
    141 North Street
    (888) 330-8038
    logees.com

    Morris
    White Flower Farm
    167 Litchfield Road
    (860) 567-8789
    whiteflowerfarm.com

    Sharon
    Beardsley Gardens
    157 Gay Street
    (860) 364-0727
    beardsleygardens.com

    Wethersfield
    Comstock, Ferre & Company
    263 Main Street
    (860) 571-6590
    comstockferre.com

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    Florida

    Oviedo
    Lukas Nursery & Garden Shop
    1909 Slavia Road
    (407) 365-6163
    lukasnursery.com

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    Illinois

    Palos Hills
    Sid’s Greenhouses & Garden Center
    10926 Southwest Highway
    (708) 974-4500
    sidsonline.com

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    Indiana

    Commiskey
    Stream Cliff Herb Farm
    8225 S. County Road 90 West
    (812) 346-5859
    steamclifffarm.com

    Winchester
    Rich Farm Garden Supply
    985 W. State Road 32
    (765) 584-2500
    richfarmgarden.com

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    Iowa

    Decorah
    Seed Savers Exchange
    3094 N. Winn Road
    (563) 382-5990
    seedsavers.org

    Van Meter
    Heirloom Gardens
    29154 360th Street
    (515) 996-2466
    heirloom-gardens.com

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    Kansas

    Le Roy
    Arnold’s Greenhouse
    1430 Highway 58 SE
    (620) 964-2463
    arnoldsgreenhouse.com

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    Maine

    Montville
    The Heirloom Garden
    513 North Ridge Road
    (207) 342-2116
    theheirloomgarden.com

    Wayne
    Gingerbread Farm Perennials
    383 Old Winthrop Road
    (207) 685-4050
    gingerbreadfarmperennials.com

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    Maryland

    Middletown
    Surreybrooke
    8537 Hollow Road
    (301) 371-7466
    surreybrooke.com

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    Michigan

    Grawn
    Dobias Landscaping & Garden Center
    4245 S. Hwy M-37
    (231) 943-8758
    dobiaslandscaping.com

    Stevensville
    Barbott Farms & Greenhouses
    7155 Cleveland Ave.
    (269) 422-2378
    barbott.com

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    Minnesota

    Chaska

    Shady Acres Herb Farm
    7815 Highway 212 E.
    (952) 466-3391
    shadyacres.com

    Medina
    Gregor Farm & Greenhouse
    2592 Holy Name Drive
    (763) 478-9832
    gregorfarm.com

    Minneapolis
    Tangletown Gardens
    5353 Nicollet Ave. S.
    (612) 822-4769
    tangletowngardens.com

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    Missouri

    Kirkwood
    Sugar Creek Gardens
    1011 N. Woodlawn Ave.
    (314) 965-3070
    sugarcreekgardens.com

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    New Hampshire

    Nashua
    Lowe’s Roses
    6 Sheffield Road
    (603) 888-2214
    loweroses.com

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    New Jersey

    Berkeley Heights
    Hall’s Garden Center & Florist
    700 Springfield Ave.
    (908) 665-0331
    hallsgarden.com

    Hopewell
    Sansone’s Farm Market & Greenhouses
    245 Lambertville Hopewell Road
    (609) 466-1323
    sansonesfarmmarket.com

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    New York

    Batavia
    Herbly Wonderful
    3701 Pearl Street Road
    (585) 343-9227
    herblywonderful.com

    East Moriches
    Henry Leuthardt Nurseries
    607 Montauk Highway
    (631) 878-1387
    henryleuthardtnurseries.com

    Ithaca
    Cummins Nursery
    1408 Trumansburg Road
    (607) 227-6147
    cumminsnursery.com

    Rhinebeck
    The Phantom Gardener
    6837 Route 9
    (845) 876-8606
    thephantomgardener.com

    Stormville
    Shade & Sun Nursery
    5 Shady Lane
    (845) 221-5294
    shadeandsun.com

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    North Carolina

    Asheville
    Jesse Israel & Sons Nursery & Garden Center
    570 Brevard Road #16
    (828) 254-2671
    jesseisraelandsonsnursery.com

    Raleigh
    Homewood Nursery & Garden Center
    10809 Honeycutt Road
    (919) 847-0117
    homewoodnursery.com

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    Ohio

    Hamilton
    Mary’s Plant Farm
    2410 Lanes Mill Road
    (513) 894-0022
    marysplantfarm.com

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    Oregon

    Gervais
    Bauman Farms
    12989 Howell Prairie Road
    (503) 792-3524
    baumanfarms.com

    Portland
    Pistils Nursery
    3811 N. Mississippi Ave.
    (503) 288-4889
    pistilsnursery.com

    St. Paul
    Heirloom Roses
    24062 Riverside Drive NE
    (503) 538-1576
    heirloomroses.com

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    Pennsylvania

    Mohnton
    Sugarbush Nursery
    4272 Morgantown Road
    (610) 856-0998
    Sugarbushnursery.com

    Philadelphia
    Greensgrow Farms
    2501 E. Cumberland Street
    (215) 427-2702
    greensgrow.org

    Pittsburgh
    Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm & Garden Center
    1120 Roosevelt Road
    (412) 364-8270
    reillyssummerseatfarm.com

    The Urban Gardener
    1901 Brighton Road
    (412) 323-4769
    urbangardenerpgh.com

    Swarthmore
    Sled Run Heirlooms
    9 Ogden Ave.
    (610) 544-5366

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    Rhode Island

    Hope
    The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center
    1800 Scituate Ave.
    (401) 826-3130
    goodearthorganicgardencenter.com

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    South Carolina

    Landrum
    Ashdown Roses
    2220 S. Blackstock Road
    (864) 468-4900
    ashdownroses.com

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    Texas

    Arlington
    Redenta’s Garden
    5111 W. Arkansas Lane
    (817) 451-2149
    redentas.com

    Austin
    Gardens
    1818 W. 35th Street
    (512) 451-5490
    gardens-austin.com

    It’s About Thyme
    11726 Manchaca Road
    (512) 280-1192
    itsaboutthyme.com

    The Natural Gardener
    8648 Old Bee Caves Road
    (512) 288-6113
    naturalgardeneraustin.com

    Bellaire
    Teas Nursery
    4400 Bellaire Blvd.
    (713) 295-5100
    teasnursery.com

    Brenham
    The Antique Rose Emporium
    9300 Lueckemeyer Road
    (979) 836-9051
    antiqueroseemporium.com

    Cedar Creek
    Bastrop Gardens
    316 Old 71
    (512) 303-5672
    bastropgardens.com

    Chandler
    Blue Moon Gardens
    13062 FM Road 279
    (903) 852-3897
    bluemoongardens.com

    Dallas
    Redenta’s Garden
    2001 Skillman Street
    (214) 823-9421
    redentas.com

    Frisco
    Shades of Green
    8801 Coit Road
    (972) 335-9095
    shadesofgreeninc.com

    Garland
    Rohde’s Nursery & Nature Store
    1651 Wall Street
    (972) 864-1934
    beorganic.com

    Houston
    Buchanan’s Native Plants
    611 E. 11th Street
    (713) 861-5702
    buchanansplants.com

    New Braunfels
    Schumacher’s Hill Country Gardens
    588 FM Road 1863
    (830) 620-5149
    hillcountrygardens.com

    Richmond
    The Enchanted Forest
    10611 FM Road 2759
    (281) 937-9449
    myenchanted.com

    Rosenburg
    Caldwell Nursery
    2436 Band Road
    (281) 342-4016
    caldwellhort.com

    San Antonio
    The Antique Rose Emporium
    7561 E. Evans Road
    (210) 651-4565
    antiqueroseemporium.com

    Milberger Landscaping & Nursery
    3920 North SL-1604 East
    (210) 497-3757
    milbergernursery.com

    Rainbow Gardens
    8516 Bandera Road
    (210) 680-2394
    2585 Thousand Oaks
    (210) 494-6131
    rainbowgardens.biz

    Tomball
    The Arbor Gate
    15635 Waller Tomball Road
    (281) 351-8851
    arborgate.com

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    Utah

    Jensen
    Split Mountain Garden Center
    9122 E. Highway 40
    (435) 789-5512
    highcountryroses.com

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    Vermont

    Manchester
    Equinox Valley Nursery
    1158 Main Street
    (802) 362-2610
    equinoxvalleynursery.com

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    Virginia

    Charlottesville
    Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello
    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
    (800) 243-1743
    monticello.org

    Suffolk
    Heirloom Botanica
    5664 Shoulders Hill Road
    (757) 638-0705

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    Washington

    Kennewick
    Heritage Landscaping & Nursery
    2816 W. 27th Ave.
    (509) 586-0744
    heritagelandscaping.com

    Shelton
    Harstine Heirloom Gardens
    1190 E. Sunset Hill Road
    (360) 427-2440

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    Wisconsin

    Bonduel
    Thistledown Greenhouse
    Landstad Road
    (715) 758-6388
    thistledowngreenhouse.com

    Hudson
    My Sister’s Garden
    538 6th Street
    (715) 386-4111
    mysistersgarden.com

    Mt. Horeb
    Morningwood Farm Nursery & Garden Center
    8910 Domini Road
    (608) 798-1991
    morningwoodfarm.com

    River Falls
    Earthworks River Farm Nursery
    989 Quarry Road
    (715) 425-2286
    earthworkslandscaping.com

    Wausau
    Tranquil Settings Garden Center
    1002 County Road X
    (715) 341-9907
    tranquilsettings.com

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    Mail Order

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
    (417) 924-8917
    rareseeds.com

    Dabney Herbs
    (502) 893-5198
    dabneyherbs.com

    Garden Medicinals
    (540) 872-8351
    gardenmedicinals.com

    Heirloom Acres Seeds
    (573) 491-3001
    heirloomacresseeds.com

    Heirloom Seeds
    (724) 663-5356
    heirloomseeds.com

    Johnny’s Selected Seeds
    (877) 564-6697
    johnnyseeds.com

    The Magic Garden
    (607) 564-9055
    magicgardenplants.com

    Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs
    (734) 995-1486
    oldhousegardens.com

    Paradise Gardens Rare Plant Nursery
    rareplantnursery.net

    Perennial Pleasures Nursery
    (802) 472-5104
    perennialpleasures.net

    Southern Bulb Company
    (888) 285-2486
    southernbulbs.com

    Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
    (540) 894-9480
    southernexposure.com

    Southmeadow Fruit Gardens
    (269) 422-2411
    southmeadowfruitgardens.com

    Sweet Briar Nursery & Gardens
    (254) 780-4233
    vvm.com/~reid

    Underwood Gardens
    (888) 878-5247
    underwoodgardens.com

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    Published in: Old-House Journal July/August 2009



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