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April 27 - April 28

SOHS Hanley Farm’s 2024 signature spring event, the Annual Heritage Plant Sale, will be held at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, April 27 and 28, 11am to 3pm. Admission is free! SOHS Members are invited to enjoy a members-only pre-sale April 27 from 10am to 11am. The sale will then open to the public at 11:00am.

Hanley Farm Heritage plants are mostly perennials that have grown at the farm for many years and were originally planted by Martha Hanley, matriarch of the family who lived there from 1857 until her death in 1887, or her daughter Alice who was born there in 1861 and ran the farm until her death in 1940. The last generation to live on the farm, Claire, Mary, and Martha, were collectors of plants for many years. It was Mary Hanley who left the farm to the Southern Oregon Historical Society in 1982.

Every year volunteers propagate plants from Hanley Farm in preparation for the spring Heritage Plant Sale. Join us, explore the historic area and see how the family members laid out their plantings as you enjoy the spring beauty of the farm. And, of course, take home a piece of history by buying heritage perennials!

There will be over 50 varieties of heritage plants, including:

  • Iris in a multitude of sizes–from mini to tall bearded–in a variety of colors: yellows, purples, maroon, white, blue
  • Hellebore in heritage pink with purple freckles
  • Trees: Incense cedar, dawn redwood, figs
  • Yarrow: Pink and white are drought tolerant and excellent native pollinator plants
  • Peonies–Hanley farms popular long-lived heritage plants in a red, pink, and white, double and single forms
  • Lilacs with an Oregon Trail history in lavender, white, and dark purple
  • Daylilies in bright sunshine orange
  • Ornamental Poppies for that splash of red
  • Ease into autumn with blooming pink anemones
  • PLUS, 400 Heritage tomato and pepper plants will be available for purchase
  • And many more special heritage plants

Also, there will be raffle tickets for sale! You just might be the lucky winner who takes home a framed succulent garden, ready for hanging on a patio wall or garden fence!


April 27
April 28
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