Spring is fast approaching here in Patrick County! Signs of life are returning to the landscape as daffodils and other spring flowers are starting to sprout. It will soon be time to break ground on something new. Young or old, gardening is a great pastime. It’s the perfect excuse to spend time outside in the sunshine and fresh air. And whether you’re creating beautiful flower beds or neat rows of vegetables, you can find everything you need here in Patrick County! There are plenty of greenhouses scattered around that are ready to help you get everything your garden needs.
Ararat is a small community located on the southwest side of Patrick County, only a few minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Airy, NC. Ararat is a beautiful community filled with scenic views, winding backroads, and fun things to do. Boyd’s Restaurant, Dan River Grocery, and Claudville Cafe are great places to eat while in Ararat. Local attractions include Doe Run Farms, Laurel Hill – The JEB Stuart Birthplace, and the Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam.
Puckett Greenhouses is a wholesale and retail nursery supply, greenhouse manufacturing, and plant growing operation committed to bringing their customers the best product for the best price. Puckett Greenhouses is a family-owned business established in 1980. Puckett Greenhouses house a variety of grow plugs, bedding plants, ferns, trees, shrubbery, hanging baskets, potted plants, and some rooted cuttings. Puckett’s also offers a large line of grower supplies for the small or large growing operations including soils, pots, trays, inserts, and tags.
You can find Puckett Greenhouses at 1461 Green Spring Road, Ararat, VA. They are open Monday through Friday all year round.
Located in Ararat, Montgomery’s Greenhouse is a small, family-owned, and operated greenhouse that sells a variety of herbs, vegetables, flowers, and house plants. This greenhouse also creates beautiful hanging baskets, potted flower arrangements, and succulent arrangements that make great gifts for Mother’s Day and other special occasions. All arrangements are artfully created and come in a variety of sizes. Succulent arrangements from Montgomery’s Greenhouse can be found at the Concord Corner Store in Meadows of Dan.
You can find Montgomery’s Greenhouse at 1661 Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA. They are open Monday through Saturday year-round.
Halls Plants is a greenhouse that sells a large variety of plants, garden supplies, and garden decor. Hall’s has a great selection of garden flags, wind chimes, hanging baskets, and porch planters that are perfect for Mother’s Day and other special occasions.
Hall’s Plants is located at 987 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA. They are open Monday through Saturday.
Lee’s Greenhouse is a locally owned and operated greenhouse with friendly staff and a great selection of plants for all gardens. Gardeners will find a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower plants for sale. Lee’s sells a variety of hanging baskets that make great Mother’s Day gifts.
Lee’s is located at 49 Marigold Lane, Ararat, VA.
Doe Run Farm
Doe Run Farm is a must-stop for all sunflower lovers! Doe Run Farm has been creating mazes on their farm since 2006. Their Fall sunflower maze is perfect for all ages to explore. Doe Run Farm also offers hayrides, pumpkin bowling, and pick-your-own flower bouquets. You can find Doe Run Farm at 214 Marigold Lane, Ararat, VA.
Terre à Terre Farm
Terre à Terre Farm is a small, family-owned flower farm located in Claudville. This farm sells a variety of seasonal cut flowers, woody ornamentals, and herbs. Terre à Terre offers bouquet subscriptions on its website. Check out their website at www.tatflowerfarm.com for more information.
The Town of Stuart is located in the center of Patrick County and is thirty minutes away from the cities of Martinsville and Mount Airy, NC. There is plenty to check out along Stuart’s historic Main Street like Mattie B’s boutique, Mt. Joy Naturals, and the Hatteras Pearl. For food, the Coffee Break Cafe, Leonardo’s Pizzeria & Bistro, Pickle and Ash, and Uptown Stagecoach Coffee are perfect places to stop for a great meal. The Town of Stuart is also home to the annual Strawberry Festival, the First Friday’s Summer Jam concert series, and Front Porch Fest.
All Seasons is locally owned and operated offering a variety of bedding and vegetable plants, annual and perennial flowers and shrubs, and trees. Start your garden off right with planting soil, dirt, and mulch. Need gardening tools to get the job done, we got you covered. Shop for unique gifts for your garden, home, or someone special.
You can find All Seasons at 21581 JEB Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA.
Round Hill Plants
Round Hill Plants is a small greenhouse nursery that was founded in 2009. Round Hill sells a variety of hanging baskets, container plants, and vegetable plants at local farmers’ markets and their online store. Round Hill ships anywhere within the continental United States. Check out their website at www.roundhillplants.com.
Mt. Joy Naturals
Mt. Joy Naturals specializes in high-quality CBD, Delta 8, and Delta 9 products. They carry a large selection of wellness supplements, bath products, edibles, and growing supplies. Growers can find specialty soils, fertilizers, lights, and grow tents along with friendly staff who are happy to answer any questions. Mt. Joy also carries a selection of heirloom vegetable seeds to help start your garden.
You can find Mt. Joy Naturals at 135 N Main Street, Stuart, VA. They are open Tuesday through Saturday each week.
The Seed Library
The Seed Library is managed by the Patrick County Master Gardeners and it is located in the Blue Ridge Regional Library. The seed library is stocked with a variety of vegetable and flower seeds that are free for the community to take.
You can find the seed library at 116 W Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA. The library is open Monday through Saturday.
The Annual Native Plant Sale
The Annual Native Plant Sale is hosted by the Patrick County Master Gardeners each Spring. This event is a great opportunity to buy native, pollinator-friendly plants for flower gardens and other landscaping projects. All proceeds from this event are used to fund educational workshops and events throughout the year. Follow the Patrick County Master Gardeners on Facebook for more information about this event.
Stuart Farmers’ Market
Stuart Farmers’ Market is held each Friday morning from 8am-12pm, from May until November. The Stuart Farmers Market has a great selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, eggs, meats, arts & crafts, flowers, and live plants for sale. Each week has a new selection of goods available. Senior Nutrition and SNAP are accepted.
You can find the Stuart Farmers Market at 320 Chestnut Street, Stuart, VA.
The Pick and Share Flower Field
The Pick and Share Flower Field is a small wildflower garden located just down the street from the Patrick County Library. The garden is a great place to take pictures and create your own flower bouquet. The garden is free and open to the public.
You can find the garden at the intersection of West Blue Ridge Street and Wood Brother’s Drive in Stuart.
Fairy Stone State Park’s Monday Market
Fairy Stone State Park’s Monday Market is held every Monday from May untill the end of October. The Monday Market hosts a wide variety of vendors during the Summer. Shoppers can find a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and live plants. Shoppers can also find a variety of freshly baked loaves of bread and other baked goods. Parking is free for vendors and shoppers.
You can find the Monday Market at 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA.
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Meadows of Dan is located just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Highway 58. Meadows of Dan is a charming mountain town with plenty of places to explore. The Mabry Mill historic site, Chateau Morrisette Winery, and Villa Appalaccia Winery are all located just north along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meadows of Dan is home to Nancy’s Candy Co., Concord Corner Store, High Country Lavender, and many other unique stores. For the outdoor enthusiast, the trails at Rock Castle Gorge offer a challenging hike and a unique chance to see some of Virginia’s rarer native plants. Meadows of Dan is a beautiful place to visit no matter the season.
The Meadows of Dan Farmers Market
The Meadows of Dan Farmers Market is held periodically throughout the year in front of Primitive Coffee – Antique Market & Bakery. This farmers market features a variety of vendors from both Patrick and Floyd Counties. Shoppers can find baked goods, fresh produce, live plants, and more. The market is usually held on Saturday mornings.
You can find the Meadows of Dan Farmers Market at 2577 JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA.
Poor Farmer’s Market
Poor Farmer’s Market is a country store with a little bit of everything packed inside. Poor Farmer’s Market carries locally grown produce, honey, flower, cornmeal, and more. Visitors will also find fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, and hand-scooped ice cream.
You can find Poor Farmers Market at 2616 JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA. They’re open seven days a week year-round.
Mayberry Blooms is a small flower farm that specializes in growing and selling dahlias. They supply local stores and florists with seasonally grown flowers. Mayberry Blooms also offers seasonal flower bouquet subscriptions. Each bouquet features a variety of flowers grown on their farm. Mayberry Blooms periodically sells a selection of their dahlia tubers on their website. Follow Mayberry Blooms on Facebook and Instagram for more information about bouquet subscriptions and dahlia tuber sales.
Check out their website at www.mayberryblooms.com.
Poor Farmers Farm
Poor Farmers Farm is a family-owned country store located along Highway 58 near Lovers’ Leap and Fred Clifton Park. Poor Farmers Farm has a great selection of outdoor decorations that add a fun touch to any garden. They carry a variety of locally grown produce along with homemade fudge, souvenirs, and local honey.
You can find Poor Farmers Farm at 7958 JEB Stuart Highway, Vesta, VA.