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Directory of Heirloom Plant Nurseries

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

By Lindsey Thomas

When you’re planting a period-inspired garden, heirloom plants that have been cultivated for centuries 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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Windows and doors from Ohmega Salvage in Berkeley, California
Heirloom species such as Dahlia atropurpurea, which dates back to the late 18th century, can be found at nurseries like Old House Gardens. Photo courtesy of Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs.
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

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
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
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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