Springs Antique Rose & Herb Farm is a family run
business that produces herb plants, Old Garden Roses, butterfly
attracting plants and an assortment of perennial flowers.
Most of these plants are grown “in house” meaning that we
start the plants from seeds or cuttings.
Most of our cuttings come from our own stock.
We take an organic approach to our growing methods.
We do not spray synthetic pesticides or fungicides on our
plants. We employ
beneficial insects such as ladybugs, praying mantids, and beneficial
mites as well as organic sprays like baking soda, vegetable oils,
neem oil and safer soaps to keep our insect and disease levels at a
minimum. This method is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
We have been employing this method long before it became
commonplace in the industry.
Our herbs and perennials are offered mostly in
4” pots. Customers
visiting the farm will find 6” containers of herbs such as
rosemary, lavender, bay and thyme as well as some in 3 gallon along
with 1-gallon perennial pots. Our Antique Roses are sold in 1 gallon and 2 gallon
containers. Both sizes
of roses are well established before being made available for
purchase. Occasionally, when
we have a bumper crop, we offer our Antique Roses in 4" pots.
take pride in educating our customers by sharing our experience and
knowledge. The herbs,
Old Garden Roses and perennials that we grow are also incorporated
into our landscape. We
encourage employees to take new selections home to trial in their
own gardens so that they may share with others. For us it is not
just a cliché, experience is the best teacher. Visitors
find it helpful to see just how big a Louis Philippe rose may grow
to be or just how much shade it can tolerate and still perform well.
When assisting someone with their first butterfly garden, for
us, it makes their trip to the farm special if we can find a
caterpillar to send home on one of their host plants.
The “Herbin’ House”, our small gift shed
houses dried flowers and herbs, herbal soaps and essential oils from
Harvest Soaps, Mrs. Mango’s Hibiscus Flower Tea, and other herb
crafts. Our custom made herb and flower wreaths are popular in the
spring and fall. During the holiday season we are overflowing with custom herb
gardens, living wreaths and unique garden gift ideas.
Our open-air pavilion is a great area for
garden club members or other social groups to gather for a program
followed by a tour of the nursery and gardens.
We host two festivals annually and the pavilion is center
stage for the free lectures that are offered throughout the day
during these venues. Workshops such as herb vinegar, soap making and
hypertuffa containers are also conducted in the pavilion.
Shaded by live oaks and overlooking rolling pastureland it is
a nice respite for one or many.
Young gardeners delight in the aromas of the
herbs, especially chocolate mint.
Often times their attention is captured by one of our farm
animals. Our goats,
Rosemary and Philippe as well as our horses always seem to enjoy the
attention of visitors’ young and old alike. Our own children
simply love to watch the caterpillars and butterflies and they
especially look forward to the return of the hummingbirds each
The Seminole Springs Antique Rose & Herb
Farm may only be a short drive from the city but it is a long way
from the hustle and bustle. Come
and visit us, let the fragrances of the roses and herbs stir your
memory. Everyone has a story about a special aunt that has the best
rose geranium jelly or summers spent canning dill pickles with their
grandmother; and we’d love to hear it.