The list below is by no means complete, there are many places which sell hellebores these days, we have only listed nurseries that breed and sell hellebores as their primary crop. The nurseries on this list are ones that we know from personal experience, with breeders we feel are doing a great job. We have seen their plants and respect their efforts. In keeping with our belief that honesty is the only policy, we also have heard only positive comments on their business practices.
Nurseries specializing in hellebores
Ernie and Marietta O'Byrne in Oregon
David Culp and Mike Alderfer
Ashwood Nurseries in the UK, the best in the world
Will McLewin the species hellebore guru
In Canada, the folks at Fraser's Thimble Farms do a great job. http://www.thimblefarms.com/hellebore.html
Post Office Farm in Australia
Hans Kramer in The Netherlands
Joseph Woodard's great tribute site
this would be a fan zine if hellebores were a rock group, it is packed with good information
Tony and his late wife Michelle Avent's Plant Delights Nursery near Raleigh NC, http://www.plantdelights.com/ If you haven't visited PDN you are really missing an amazing collection of plants. PDN is now open the same weekends as our Hellebore Festival.
David Parks' Camellia Forest Nursery near Chapel Hill NC, http://www.camforest.com/ Specializing in unusual trees and shrubs. Camellia Forest is also open the same weekends as our Hellebore Festival.
Niche Gardens, near Chapel Hill, http://www.nichegardens.com/ Herbaceous perennial, many native plants. Niche is open the second weekend of our Hellebore Fesstival.
JC Raulston was a shining light in the field of horticulture. The garden he began in Raleigh NC lives on as a holy land for plants and plantsmen from all over the world. http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/index.php
Sarah P Duke Gardens in Durham NC http://www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens/ is a beautiful place to stop and work out the travelling kinks.
Also in Durham, the NC Museum of Life Science, http://www.ncmls.org/ is a great learning venue for kids of any age.