Horticulture Program and Plant Sales
Our plant sales will re-open May 6, 2016.
Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to
5 pm until June 30th.
The Horticulture Program at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm started with our need to produce heirloom plants for the 18th century living history farm. Over the years, we sold the excess plants to offset the cost of operating our greenhouse and we began to gather a volunteer group of dedicated plant enthusiasts.
From 1999 through 2002 we received grants from the Loughran Foundation and the George and Fay Young Foundation to renovate and expand our production facility. We now have 1500 square feet “under cover”, a 14 x 28 ft. building for year round workspace and classes and an acre of garden space for display and outdoor production of plants.
Our season begins in February with cuttings and seeds in the greenhouse. This is the beginning of our production season working toward our big opening event, the Spring Plant Sale on the last Friday and Saturday of April. We welcome both occasional and permanent volunteers to our Horticulture Group at any time.
Our focus is on heirloom or unusual plants that are not generally found in commercial nurseries. We personally grow everything we sell so we have tested it and like it or we don’t sell it, no matter how popular it may currently be. We grow a full range of perennial flowers, annual and perennial herbs, heirloom annuals and vegetable transplants and some herbaceous shrubs. We have a fondness for fragrant plants, tender perennials that are great for containers, and plants for shade and part shade.
For information about the Farm’s Horticulture Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the anticipated selection of our 2016 tomato, eggplant and Pepper varieties: Tomato & Vegetable Descriptions 2016
Other vegetables may be available throughout the season. Check back for updates.