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Woodlanders Celebrates Forty Years
When Robert & Julia Mackintosh founded Woodlanders and in 1980 published a small pamphlet listing the 85 kinds of plants they were offering for sale, their stated goals were to seek out and propagate the beautiful but neglected plants of the southeastern United States, and to encourage their wider horticultural use.
Since that time, and from the same garden and nursery of less than two acres, Woodlanders has offered nearly 2,200 different kinds of plants from warm-temperate parts of the world to gardeners, collectors, arboreta and public gardens worldwide. Many of these special plants were previously unavailable for purchase in the retail nursery trade until offered by Woodlanders.
It has rarely, if ever, been an easy task. The 1981 Spring Catalog – published during the second year of operation - described Woodlanders as “a very small nursery trying to do what may be an impossible job.”
The job hasn’t changed, but four decades later we still are doing it. Or trying to!
So, thanks for being a part of it. Thank you for buying these special plants.
We will continue shipping plants until the end of April this year and encourage you to order for shipment now.
Our annual Open House & Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Hundreds of kinds of plants will be available for purchase....
We invite you to consider a Woodlanders Gift Certificate for that special gardening friend or family member. It is quick, easy, and sure to be appreciated.
Thank you for visiting Woodlanders Nursery's website. (If you want the other "Woodlanders" folks who work with natural materials go to http://woodlanders.com )
Woodlanders was founded in 1980 in Aiken, South Carolina. Since that time we have been constantly evaluating new native plants species and selections that we find or receive from friends and colleagues. We are also introducing many new plants from around the world that we find in our travels, obtain from arboreta and botanical gardens, plant hunting expeditions, and contacts in other lands. Woodlanders tends to concentrate on new plants for warm climate areas which have historically been neglected in the introduction of new ornamental plants. As we successfully cultivate and come to appreciate these plants in our nursery and garden, we bring them to you long before they become generally available. Our introductions are now grown in gardens worldwide and many have become more widely available through other nurseries.
Woodlanders owes deep gratitude to the many authors, garden writers, and horticultural program producers who have always given us favorable national and international coverage. This has greatly expanded our base of loyal and dedicated customers who further spread the word. As in the past we look forward to serving you in the coming year with the kinds of plants and personal service you have come to expect.