Trade Secrets 2016: Old Farm Nursery

Judy and Patrick Murphy opened Old Farm Nursery in 1988 on land that had been a general farm for generations. Living in the old farmhouse (c 1800) and using the farmland and barns for their landscape business, the Murphy’s immediately began developing the outdoor spaces, including paddocks and adjacent cornfields into garden rooms.

The extensive plantings include a large kitchen and herb garden, several perennial borders, fruit tree allee, a formal white garden, woodland shade garden with Japanese maple collection, a secret garden/swimming pool and a new river garden, about five acres in all. 


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