One day, while watching a Lexington, Kentucky news broadcast, I saw a commercial that really caught my eye. It was for Springhouse Gardens which, come to find out, was a nursery in Nicholasville, a nearby town to Lexington.
I mentioned seeing this ad to my aunt and Nanny so we decided to take a little road trip to visit and it was well worth it! Nicholasville is about 2 hours from where we live so we started out early one morning just a couple of weeks ago. It is so worth it to take the scenic route up Highway 68 through Lebanon, Perryville and Harrodsburg. The view up the Kentucky River when you cross is breathtaking! I wish there was a place to stop for photos at that location, but there really isn’t. The huge limestone walls and forests along the banks of the flowing river is absolutely beautiful!
We arrived at the nursery after passing some manicured horse farms and we weren’t disappointed. Since they are located in a more upscale area, the prices reflected that a bit, but they weren’t too bad. I bought an “American Hero “ hosta and Nanny purchased something I had never seen before…a non-vining Clematis which will make a shrub instead.
If you are looking for some specimen trees or shrubs to add to your landscape, then I highly recommend going to Springhouse Gardens. They had things I had never seen before, including a weeping redwood that was out of this world. I didn’t even know you could grow redwoods in Kentucky.
Would you like to see a few photographs from that day? I thought so…I’ll be quiet now and just let you bask in the beauty of Springhouse Gardens. Oh, one last thing…the owners were there that day and they are just delightful. Let them know if you are from out of town and they will have you sign a guestbook.
Yes, we are in horse country.
Beautiful Japanese Maple trees:
I loved the tree they trimmed to look like a flower: