Wrightman Alpines Nursery – Hello to a New Adventure!

The not so recent news from our small Canadian horticultural world is that Wrightman Alpines, a premiere alpine plants source from Ontario, is relocating to St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Fortunately, there is nothing to worry about as the mail-order will go on as usual, therefore, rather than saying goodbye, this is more a Hello to a new adventure!

Native alpine plants, little known plants, impossible plants…

Clematis columbiana var. tenuiloba, Matthiola trojana and Eritrichium howardii

But for the few of us lucky to be able to drive for their open days last weekend, it was the moment to say goodbye and to wish them all the best in this new adventure of relocating their family and nursery in a new place. After operating for more that 25 years from this location, this is without doubt a courageous endeavour and needless to say heartbreaking because parts of the rock gardens, including plants will have to be left behind.

 One more look to the gardens and Hello to a New Adventure!

 As soon as I’ll sort out the pictures we’ll have a last walk throughout the hoop-houses – the list of plants for my future rockery keeps growing longer…

And in the gardens last year


2 replies
  1. Amy Olmsted
    Amy Olmsted says:

    I’m hoping they will back in business at the new site by September when I will be passing by on my way to Nova Scotia for a vacation. I have a number of Harvey’s plants in my rock garden and all are really great treasures!

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      So do I and I hope to have even more in the future! They are already preparing for the move but I don’t know if they’ll be set up by September. The good news for you is that, being close to the border, probably they’ll be present to more plant sales in the States.

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