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 labels to show visitors what each special plant is, where it likes to grow and how to use it for the best landscaping effects.
Potted plants in the nursery are organized in Sunny and Shady sections, and we are happy to offer additional suggestions about flowering and growth habits. You are encouraged to bring photographs of your site so we can offer informed advice about plants that will grow well in your conditions.
Gardens of Rice Creek is open every Saturday 9AM to 4PM from April 24 - October 9, for the 2021 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 alpines and 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 plants, both in production and planting. His love of nature and exemplary care with design implementation make him gratifying to work with. Chad 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.
Enjoy a virtual view of Gardens of Rice Creek, narrated by Betty Ann, as shown on PBS ‘Prairie Yard and Garden’ by clicking the link below: