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IMG_20150524_200937874Hancock County is home to many great hidden treasures. Over the next few months we will be highlighting a few of these little-known gems!  This month we are featuring the garden tours at Perennial Plant Peddler.

Perennial Plant Peddler Garden Tours

8755 Township Road 251, Findlay
Tues. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

There is a botanical oasis hidden in Hancock County that should be seen by all, the Perennial Plant Peddler!  Located in the countryside of Hancock County, the Perennial Plant Peddler is a small greenhouse operation ran by the Brickner Family.  Their two greenhouses are overflowing with perennials that they grow on the premises, most of the plants in the greenhouses are not purchased from wholesales.  While the greenhouses are worth the trip alone, the real hidden gem surrounds the premises-the gardens!  While daylilies and hostas are the Plant Peddler’s specialty, there are also other beautiful, as well as unique, plants in the gardens.  Enjoy the prickly pear cacti, Fernleaf Peony, Japanese Ligularia, Pink Gas Plant, Spiny Bear’s Breeches, the Hardy Banana Plant, and so much more.  While the beauty of the gardens and sweet aroma are enjoyable alone, reading all the different names of the plants adds plenty of humor as well!  Tours of the gardens can be had on your own or guided, whichever you prefer.  The public are welcome anytime during regular hours, however large groups and bus tours are encouraged to call and make an appointment.  The Plant Peddler’s greenhouses are currently open and the gardens are in bloom mid-May through mid-September, with the daylily season being July and August.  No matter if you need to purchase plants for your own garden, want to just to see the gardens, or want to pick Ann Brickner’s incredibly knowledgeable brain, a trip to the Perennial Plant Peddler is on your “must-do” list this Summer.

Each month we bring you a hidden gem in Findlay and Hancock County and this month we are featuring the garden tours at Perennial Plant Peddler! •

One of the many great gardens at Perennial Plant Peddler.

If you are looking for other garden-related events this Summer, there are plenty for you!  The Perennial Plant Peddler hosts an Open House event (and sale!) on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 1 – 5 p.m.  While the gardens are open Tuesday – Saturday, this gives guests an added opportunity to wander the gardens and learn more about the plants at the Perennial Plant Peddler.  For Daylily lovers, there is the Flag City Daylily Tour featuring six unique daylily gardens (including Perennial Plant Peddler!) in Hancock County.  Those who participate in this free event will see thousands of daylilies with new varieties as well as old favorites.  This is sure to be a fun event for flower-lovers everywhere.

Looking for more of Hancock County to enjoy?  Make sure you check out our Event Calendar with everything happening in Hancock County.  And, don’t miss our previous post in the Hidden Gems series about Appleseed IGA Bakery BarnFort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe, the Lima Avenue Rootbeer Stand (opening April 25 for the 2016 season), Northwest Ohio Railroad PreservationKathy’s KornerThe Links Indoor GolfThe Mustard Seed CafeMazza Museum & Gift Shop, and Archie’s Drive-Thru!

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