Heirloom plants bring nostalgia to our gardens and often fond memories from our youth. What can we learn from the gardeners who have gone before us? How can we use heirloom plants in our own modern gardens and landscapes? What’s old really is new again! Let’s discover some long lost garden gems (Heirlooms).
Maggie is the owner of Hunters Run Nursery in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The nursery sits on the farm she grew up on and where she first planted peas in the garden with her dad. Her love of growing blossomed into more vegetables and flowers and eventually led to a high school job on the neighbor’s market farm. She attended the Professional Gardener Training Program at Longwood Gardens and spent 5 years as head gardener on a private estate in Virginia. After returning to PA, an open field on her parent’s farm was the seed of an idea she began growing into what is now Hunters Run Nursery. She specializes in heirlooms and cottage garden plants, unique and unusual herbs, perennials, shrubs, and small patio trees. Maggie enjoys opportunities to speak to community groups, garden clubs, and school classes as well as to teach gardening classes and workshops.