Blooming Success

The latest dirt from Plimoth Patuxet Museums is blooming with excitement and success! The annual Spring Heirloom Plant Sale was flourishing and fruitful in support of the Museum's educational mission, and Plimoth Patuxet is happy to announce that our main campus is now recognized as a Premier Pollinator Garden.

Plant sale customers plants

The last two weekends in May were rooted in history and growing community at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. Twenty-twenty-four's annual Spring Heirloom Plant Sale began with a deluge of rain that could not keep our dedicated horticulture volunteers or invested patrons at bay over the first weekend. The second weekend was beaming with sunshine and happy plant enthusiasts. Both weekends were busy with locals and gardeners from throughout New England who came to shop in support of our educational mission.

Thousands of starters were available for patrons to peruse, and volunteers were on site every day—rain or shine—to help answer questions. One family shared that next to the Waterfront Festival, the Plant Sale is their favorite event of the year in Plymouth! The Museum is ever grateful to the volunteers who help to make the plant sale a blooming success every year, and the patrons who support the Museum with their purchases while celebrating the history of this region through gardens.

Our Gardens Are Recognized on the Pollinator Pathway

Butterfly monarch homesite patuxet
Bee borage english village garden
Bee garden english village
Butterfly monarch visitors center garden

In addition to celebrating the success of twenty-twenty-four's annual Spring Heirloom Plant sale, Plimoth Patuxet is pleased to announce that four of the Museum's gardens are now recognized as part of the Pollinator Pathways program in Plymouth! Our 137-acre main campus (located at 137 Warren Avenue) is home to a wide variety of native plants that nourish pollinators from bees to hummingbirds to monarch butterflies.

The pollinator gardens include the Visitor Center Pathway Garden, the Patuxet Homesite Gardens, the 17th-Century English Village Gardens, and the forthcoming Pollinator Garden at the Craft Center Pavilion. Organized through Sustainable Plymouth and part of the larger Pollinator Pathways program nationwide, the program encourages the public to learn more about native pollinator-friendly plants.

2024's Heirloom Plant Sale Photo Gallery