Heirloom Plant Sale
Sat., May 7, through Sun., May 22, 2022 • Weds.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • Sun. Noon–5 p.m. • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Shop early in the month for best selection
Adena Mansion & Gardens, Chillicothe
Our annual Adena Mansion & Gardens plant sale focuses on “heirloom” plants—varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Many go back at least as far as the time of Thomas Worthington, who built the Adena Mansion in the early 19th century.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme—treasured staples of the medieval pantry and probably Thomas Worthington’s as well—will be among the 85 varieties of herbs, tomatoes, vegetables and flowers on sale at this year’s Adena Mansion and Gardens plant sale.
Flower varieties for sale that are the same as those grown in the Adena Mansion gardens include foxglove, Maltese cross, morning glory, dianthus, coreopsis, Sweet William, and balsam. Among herbs in the sale, lavender and thyme are also grown in the garden. Also available will be dill, basil, chives, oregano, cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage. Tomato varieties for sale will include Black from Tula, Arkansas Traveler, Black Sea Man, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, Hillbilly (Potato Leaf), and Green Zebra.
There will also be metal art for purchase, such as bottle trees and shepherds’ hooks. In addition there will also be some hanging baskets and vegetables.
During your visit, consider a full tour of Adena Mansion & Gardens. Designed by “America’s first architect” Benjamin Latrobe and completed in 1807, Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Admission is $10, $9/senior, $5/age 6 & up, Free/Ohio History Connection or Adena Mansion & Gardens Society member or age 5 & under. For more information, call 800.319.7248 or visit www.adenamansion.com. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road west off of State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe.