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Shipping Seasons 

Bareroot Plants - Starts early September and continues through Fall, Winter, and Early Spring which is Late April.

Potted Plants - Begins March and April and continues throughout the growing season until December. Some potted plants can be shipped before April.

Holiday Evergreens - Starts November 15th for most items and continues right up until Christmas.


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Shipping Season

Our Spring shipping season is in full swing so be sure to browse our website and get your order placed today! We are shipping all of our Bareroot plants now and will continue to do so as long as the plants are dormant, which is normally early to mid-April. Of course, this varies greatly depending on the plant. For example, Trout Lilies and Dutchman’s breeches are some of the first plants to come up and bloom. Since they bloom so early they must be shipped in pots after mid to late March. On the other hand, the plants that bloom later in the season can be shipped up through April because they will still be dormant. We are shipping a few of our Potted plants now if we can determine if the plant is good and viable. Over the winter there are so many factors that determine the health of the plant as they set in our cold frames and when they are dormant it can sometimes be difficult to determine their viability. We will backorder the plants that are difficult to determine the health of the plant until we see new growth coming up in the pots. We always want you to get the best possible plants from us so they will succeed in your garden. If you receive an order and something is backordered, be patient – we will ship it to you as soon as it is ready unless we have problems with that plant. Normally by late April most of our potted plants will have some signs of growth and will be ready for shipping.
If you live in a warmer climate and things are starting to bloom you can still order our bareroot plants now since ours are still dormant. Plant them now and they will come up shortly and bloom for you this year. If your weather is cold and snowy and you’re stuck indoors you can take this time to go ahead and order your wildflowers and then we can ship them when your weather warms up. As you browse our webpages, www.gardensoftheblueridge.com, maybe the pictures of the flowers will make you feel like it is Spring.


Nursery Opens for Spring Visits

We will open for visitors beginning April 15th.

While we are open year-round, we are mostly a mail order Nursery. You can visit the Nursery anytime during the season, however we do have peak times that people like to come and visit, which is mid-April through June. Due to our high elevation and cold climate things do not start growing until mid-April. Our regular hours are Monday thru Friday 9 to 4. Mid-April thru June we are open on Saturdays from 10 until 2.

If you have any questions send an email to contact@gardensoftheblueridge.com, we will get back to you as soon as we can, or you can chat with us on our website during our office hours, and of course feel free to give us a call 828-733-2417.

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Do you have a wedding in your future? We may be able to help you make that day even more special. With the marriage of Rob’s Daughter last year, she chose to have a DIY natural Wedding, and we had the honor of providing and handcrafting real garlands, wreaths, Ceremony arrangements, and reception centerpieces especially designed for the outdoor setting she chose. It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful and dreamy day!  So we decided to give our customers the same opportunity to add natural details to their Weddings and Special Events. We are making available our beautiful mountain greenery, handcrafted into Garlands, Wreaths, Centerpieces, and many more options to help you add a rustic elegant touch to your event. Please visit our Wedding Page by Clicking Here or call our office for more information.












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Email: Contact@gardensoftheblueridge.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 10
Pineola NC 28662

Physical Address:
9056 Pittmans Gap Rd
Newland NC 28657

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April - June

Monday thru Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

*We are closed most major holidays, please call ahead.

July – December

Monday thru Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

We close December 22nd for Winter Break