For half a century, the gardens and nursery have been a mecca for gardeners from far and wide who are on the hunt for rare, hardy plants. Overlooking the scenic valley of Rice Creek, everything from Cactus to Ladyslippers grow in harmony with their site. It is a teaching garden, with identifying labels to show visitors what each special plant is, where it likes to grow and how to use it for the best landscaping effects.
Gardens of Rice Creek is open every Saturday from May 2 - October 3, for the 2020 season.
Betty Ann Addison is a passionate advocate for landscapes that are inspired by, and work with nature. Her enthusiasm for growing and hybridizing all kinds of hardy plants, particularly rhododendrons, has produced many exciting new varieties now available at the Nursery. Betty Ann is a nationally known landscape designer, author, lecturer and photographer.
Chad Findell has a deep interest in plant materials, both in production and implementation of design, while his skill with hardscape is exemplary. Love of nature and skill with hardscape gives him a unique ability to drive production and implement design. Working with Chad is gratifying because he makes the difficult look easy.
Tom Marks wields his Bobcat like an artist. An integral part of our team, he powers the construction required for Betty Ann’s designs. Tearing out overgrown trees and shrubs, ripping up broken concrete—then carefully replacing soil, boulders, paving and even new trees makes it easy to add the final touches with hand labor to make the magic our clients appreciate.
We offer free consultations and landscape advice with photos at our nursery.
Home visits, $100.