Nestled in picturesque midcoast Maine in the beautiful town of Montville, Fernwood Nursery specializes in native and woodland plants hardy to this area. Gardening should be fun, so we carefully choose plants that do not need staking, spraying or extra mulch in order for you to have gorgeous plants that overwinter well.
We have one of the largest collections of shade tolerant plants in New England, most of which are propagated here at the nursery. While we pride ourselves in our exclusive cultivars, you will also find plants from all around the world that have proven to do well in our climate.
Hybridizing and evaluating numerous species, variants and cultivars of plants is an ongoing process that we truly enjoy at Fernwood. Alongside our nursery you can visit our lush display beds where we demonstrate how our plants can be used in an aesthetically pleasing way while requiring the least amount of care. These beds contain some plants that may not yet be available for purchase as we continue to test and develop our stock. No doubt, though, you will find some things you can’t live without among our hundreds of hostas, ferns, and wildflowers, many of which you’ll find only at Fernwood Nursery.
When you visit our nursery, you will get a glimpse of our lives at Fernwood as we raise animals and much of the food we need to sustain us throughout the year. Perhaps you’d like a skein or two of the fiber that Denise has spun.
You’ll find a lot of information on this site but nothing beats a visit. Come and see us. We’d love to chat about gardening, Maine and sustainable living.
Hours of Operation are 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday
May (check blog for exact opening day in May) through September ( check blog for exact closing date).
October by appointment (207)589-4726