Hydrangea Farm is the creation of Mal & Mary Kay Condon. We are collectors, propagators, growers, and nurturers of this popular woody landscape shrub with its marvelous blooming form, color range, and long-lasting quality. A passion for more than 35 years, we have collected and created an extensive landscape garden setting featuring 8 species and over 200 different varieties. It is one of the largest hydrangea collections in the US northeast.
Our total operation includes garden tours, retail plant sales, garden design and planting, lectures and workshops, and Summer Camp - a 4-day hands-on experience for the serious lovers of hydrangeas. And NEW in 2011, we're adding Internet Sales to our operation.
As true custodians of the genus, we're constantly searching for new plants and reviving the often forgotten cultivars from all parts of the world. Many new varieties are being developed by hybridizers annually and we're fortunate to be evaluators for many of these sources. Our primary focus - always - is on the landscape worthiness of each plant before offering it for sale.
A lifelong gardener, Mal has always loved the genus hydrangea and began collecting plants from his extensive travels during his engineering career. His retirement in 1999 allowed him to pursue hydrangea nurturing with total commitment. Ever the engineer, he brings a strong technical and investigative nature to the continuing development of the genus - searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to produce them. Hydrangea Farm on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts has become a much visited location for serious hydrangeaphiles.
Long a noted speaker in his former business career, Mal now greatly enjoys presenting the many virtues of his favorite plant to avid garden clubs, horticultural associations, plant societies and conferences. Notable among his many lectures to date was his addresses at the 2005 Hydrangea Conference in Thomsen, GA, 'Hydrangea 2007', the first ever international conference held in Ghent, Belgium, and the 2009 Master Gardeners Spring Conference in Hyannis, MA.
Mary Kay is the other valuable half of this grower team. She very ably handles a wide variety of critical nursery activities - from plant watering, potting, and pinching / pruning to being a workshop demonstrator and lecture reviewer. She also provides astute input with regard to retail sales displays, advertising and marketing needs, and customer involvement and relationship building.