Gardens of the Blue Ridge is the oldest licensed nursery in North Carolina, serving customers from across the U.S. and around the world.
Do roots anchor living things to one place … really? According to best-selling author Henning Mankell,“You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you and decide where they grow.” This is so true for Gardens of The Blue Ridge, Inc., a “root nurturing” business that has been family owned and operated for four generations.
In a world of synthetic sameness, our family invites you to see the natural beauty that is all around – sometimes overlooked because a tiny plant is hidden by a rock in the woods or because it’s so abundant on the roadsides it is taken for granted or considered a weed. These native wildflowers are nature’s special treasures placed for everyone’s pleasure.
From the stunning Yellow Lady Slippers, extraordinary Jack-in-the-Pulpits, breathtaking Trilliums, or the striking Fire Pinks, among others, we have made it possible for wildflower lovers from all over the world to pick their favorite “root” to carry with them to be admired and cherished – just as they were intended to be.
From its first home in Massachusetts in 1892 to Highlands, N.C., then Linville, N.C.; and now here in Pineola, Gardens of the Blue Ridge continues to put down its own roots, growing strong and helping others that love and appreciate wild and native plants. “Without roots, you ain’t got nuthin!” – Robyn Fletcher, Co-Owner of Gardens of the Blue Ridge
The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail is a program of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership.