About Us

 

Family owned and operated greenhouses for 30 years

Located outside of Ephrata, Homestead Gardens is a small, family owned and operated greenhouse operation growing quality plants, flowers, hanging baskets and flower pots. We grow many of our plants from seed, in order to ensure a healthy plant and offer flowers at a great price.

Our roots

Homestead Gardens began out of Ron Weaver’s interest in growing hardy, healthy plants. Growing up as a child, Ron experimented with growing flowers in a small, backyard greenhouse, which sparked his love for growing plants. Over the years, Ron continued growing with wholesale tomatoes, and eventually transitioning into bedding plants and flowers in 1990.

In our first year we began by growing just a few varieties of flowers and some hanging baskets. With such a small variety, Homestead Gardens started by selling from a roadside stand set-up. Over the years, we have grown to offer hundreds of flowers, thousands of hanging baskets, and a variety of popular plants. We grow a wide variety of bedding plants and flowers, with a focus on the plants that are popular and grow well in the local area.

In 2019, after years of carrying Proven Winners petunias, including Bubblegum Supertunias, Homestead became an official Proven Winners certified greenhouse.

Outside of the spring season, Homestead Gardens attends the Overbrook Farmers Market in Philly on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, June-November. Year-round, Homestead Gardens grows fresh-cut herbs for Stauffers of Kissel Hill.

Browse Our Plants March-June

Homestead Gardens grows hundreds of popular varieties of flowers. We grow healthy plants and offer them at a great price.

Browse below for our most popular varieties of plants and flowers. For our full inventory of plants and flowers, browse our greenhouses from March through June!

FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions at Homestead Gardens

At this time, we accept cash and check only. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes for you.

We strive to offer quality plants at a good price. Below are our prices for some of our popular items:

  • 4-packs: 94 cents
  • Single pots: 1.89-3.59
  • 10″ hanging basket: 10.99
  • 11″ Hanging basket: 11.99
  • 12″ Hanging basket: 12.99

Most of our 4-packs of plants are grown from seed. Growing from seed allows us to start the plants at a lower cost, which is why our packs are just 94 cents.

We also grow a variety of plants that are patented, meaning we aren’t legally allowed to start these from seed. We grow these from plugs and make sure they are healthy and ready to go for your garden, flower bed or container!

Proven Winners are a brand of plants that are known for their ease of care, vigorous growth and beauty. 

Homestead Gardens is a Proven Winners certified greenhouse. Our biggest sellers in the Proven Winners category are the Supertunia Vista series (Bubblegum, Paradise, Snowdrift, etc.).

We grow hundreds of plants, but we are a comparably smaller greenhouse so we may not have what you are looking for.

Please call ahead to ask about a specific plant’s availability: (717) 733-7067.

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