Come Visit! Our over 20,000 sq. feet of display gardens are at their peak in June and July. And Enjoy the "Crawdad Trail," New at the Nursery!
We have opened up a trail to 400' of lovely Bigelow Brook. Bigelow Brook is 40' wide, stocked with trout, and home to thousands of crawdads my grandchildren have tried to domesticate. We have picnic tables near the water where you can enjoy your lunch or just soak up the beauty of nature. Or stroll along the banks of Bigelow Brook. Between our approx. 20,000 sq. feet of display gardens and this serene brookside trail, a lovely getaway experience awaits you! We have gone all out to make this an adventure for adults and children accompanied by adults.
NEW 2013 Paeonia 'Bartzella'
Considered the best peony tree-herbacious cross. Six to eight-inch, semi-double to double, pastel yellow, fragrant flowers cover the top and sides of the sturdy clump with tree foliage, which grows 2 & 1/2 to 3 ft. tall. Winner of 3 American Paeonia Society awards.
*The Fine Print: owner's plants and plants in the garden are not discounted.
Build your own Hypertufa Trough! Stan Megos offers Hypertufa Trough Building Classes at the Nursery during the regular gardening season. Build these troughs (suitable for outdoor display) from concrete and peat moss into creatively shaped molds and fill with your choice of plants. Schedule to be announced. Groups of four or more can schedule their own date. Call 860-974-3951 to register! Hypertufa trough art built during a VFN class. Photo by John Sexton.
We also offer a potting station where you can design your own plant combination! All materials are available for purchase or you can bring your own pot or trough.
New pictures of Perennials, Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Dwarf Trees and Shrubs recently added! Heuchera 'Electric Lime' at right, native blooming machine Scabiosa 'Vivid Violet' below (pics courtesy of Terra Nova)
Variegated Foliage Nursery is offering more new plant varieties than any year since we started! And we have added Many New Display Gardens for you to enjoy!
Visit the Mini Hosta Gardens (hostas 1 - 7 inches high), Streaked Hosta Garden and the over 120 varieties in our Dwarf Conifer Gardens!
Garden Tour every Sunday at 11 a.m. during the season! Bring a picnic basket to enjoy in our picnic grove, tables provided.
Gift Certificates - the perfect Gift for Gardeners! Certificates are redeemable for full face value. Please call 860-974-3951 with credit card info, recipient info, and giver info. You may also mail (regular mail) the Variegated Foliage Nursery, 245 Westford Rd., Eastford, CT 06242, with a check or credit card info, recipient info, and giver info. $35 minimum value for certificates, please.
Our Mini Hosta Gardens were featured on Fox T.V. Channel 61's 'Can You Dig It' and are perhaps the largest of any nursery...
with over 100 varieties of Mini Hosta for sale!
We welcome groups! We can provide a guided tour of the nursery and show a slideshow of select plant offerings. For groups of 10 or more, we will provide a nice shrub or tree to raffle at your next gathering. Some Garden Clubs schedule meetings in our picnic grove and enjoy dining, shopping, and touring our gardens. Please phone us to arrange your group's visit!
Be sure to check our Newer sections: Arisaemas, Dwarf Maples and Conifers, and Alpine, Trough and Rock Garden Plants
and the Fabulous New Everblooming Shrubs wigela 'Sonic Bloom' pic below, among the Many Easy Care, All-Season Interest Perennials, Shrubs and Trees we offer!
Prunus dwarf peach 'Bonfire' starts with masses of pink flowers in spring, followed by 6 to 8 inch long red-purple leaves all summer. Clusters of small peaches add to the show! 4 1/2' x 4 1/2' mature size.
Wigela 'Sonic Bloom Red' has repeat blooms and is available in pink or red varieties. Wonderful flowers all summer for hummingbirds!
Hydrangea 'Wedding Gown' (below) and Echinacea 'Amazing Dream' pictured
Some of the Mini Hostas we are offering for sale are:
Dancing Mouse, Desert Mouse, Frosted Mini Hearts, Holy Mouse Ears (below rt.), Itty Bitty, Lakeside Meter Maid, Lemontini, Little Miss Sunshine, Lucky Mouse, Neutrino, Sparkler (at left), Stand By Me, Waukon Thin Ice,
Mouse Trap, Mouse Tracks, Mighty Mouse, Snow Mouse, Frosted Mouse Ears, Holy Mouse Ears, Country Mouse, Cat and Mouse, Dragon Tails, Change of Heart, Imp, Limey Lisa, Little Devil, Tortifrons, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Gemstone, Jennifer Baily, Lakeside Down Sized, Lakeside Slick Chick, Lakeside Scamp, Lakeside Cricket, Oze, Peanut, Little Caesar, Little Jay, Little Treasure, Little Stiffy, Little Maddie, Cabaret, Pure Heart, Pewter Ware, Cherry Tomato, Hideout, Dixie Chickadee, Akikaze, Alakazam, Tiny Bubbles, Manzo, Woodland Elf, Trifecta, Chirp, Shade Parade, Surprised By Joy, O'Hara, Green Eyes, Pixie Vamp, Many More!
Shrub Diervilla 'Cool Splash'' below
Nursery Hours May through November:
Sun-Wed., noon to 6 p.m.
Thurs-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
or by appointment
Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' below