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Hanley Farm: Annual Heritage Plant Sale


 
          You won’t want to miss the Annual Heritage Plant Sale at Hanley Farm, April 27 & 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spanning 125 years, three generations of the Hanley family contributed to building the lush and unique landscape that is Hanley Farm today. Earlier this year, Southern Oregon Historical Society volunteers propagated starts from as many as 70 different varieties of plants from the farm – ready now and available for you to purchase and bring a bit of history to your garden! 
 
         More than 500 of these perennials are on sale this year, including: purple and lavender lilacs descended from those Martha Hanley planted in the mid -1800s; peonies; flowering quince; iris and daylilies; hellebores; sweet little snow drops that bloom in February; and asters and Japanese anemones that bloom in the fall. Pollinator plants beneficial to native bees and butterflies will also be available, as will four hundred heritage tomato plants from our volunteer growers.
 
         While adults peruse and load wagons with their plant selections, a children’s activities tent will be available to keep the little-ones entertained. And a once your selections are made, plan to tour the now two-year old Shakespeare’s garden, or as it’s commonly known, The Bard’s Garden, created as part of the Family Nurturing Center’s Farm and Food programs. The garden has matured nicely, thanks to the ongoing care provided by local garden writer and educator, Rhonda Nowak, and other Family Nurturing Center volunteers. As you stroll the garden, you’ll discover familiar plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s writings.
 
         And there’s much more! Take a self-guided garden tour, enhanced with brochures explaining the family history and unique plantings - including the Hanley Willow, an Oregon Heritage Tree. Or take a wagon ride, a perfect way to see the entire farm. Tour the historic Hanley House, led by docents in period dress. The Hanley Mercantile will be open, offering special gift items, always reasonably priced!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase with picnic tables set up under the trees. And, of course, opportunities abound for taking beautiful photos.  
 
         Enjoy the day in the beautiful surroundings of historic Hanley Farm. All proceeds benefit the preservation of and public access to the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s Hanley Farm.
 
Annual Heritage Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27–28, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
Hanley Farm * 1053 Hanley Road * Central Point, OR
Admission: Free! * House Tours (noon to 3 p.m. both days):
$5/non-Members; $3/ SOHS Members & children 12 and under

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