is a small nursery & farm in north Idaho specializing in fragrant and lesser known ornamental, edible & useful plants for northern climates, plus herbal necessities using herbs and flowers from our gardens, woods and fields.
"Scented flowers & foliage, night-blooming plants, a vase of amazing cut flowers for the window sill; we offer all these plants & more, with a special yen for the unusual, the far-flung and the hard-to-find. Cottage garden plants, alpine lovelies, herbs from around the world, exotic fruits all find a place here. Plus, of course, anything blue."
We grow a wide range of fragrant herbs, Primula, species Peonies, Penstemons, species & heirloom Roses, culinary, dyers' and perfumers' plants, Western native plants and more.
A selection of these are for sale at the Bonners Ferry Farmers' Market during market season only; we no longer ship plants.
As the weather gets warmer & drier, the plants we have success with are changing too, adding a challenge I would never have imagined 25 years ago.
Check out our recipes, lore, reading and how-to pages for ideas and tips on cooking with, using and gardening with herbs and fragrant plants.
All pages, text & images copyright Paradise Gardens Rare Plant Nursery except for the lovely Chickadee logo and tree artwork, and the homepage design and its elements, courtesy Céline Jolly