Nestled in the foothills on the 'Sunrise Side' of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Saunders Brothers began as a partnership between five brothers in 1915. Today, third generation brothers, Tom, Bennett, Jim, and Robert, with their dad, Paul, operate the wholesale nursery, orchard, and farm market. The wholesale nursery operation now consists of approximately 100 acres of container production and 150 acres of field production. We ship over 1,100 products to garden centers, landscapers, and re-wholesalers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Our 160-acre orchard provides fresh fruit for our farm market as well as other wholesale and retail markets.
Our Nursery Products
We have created a product line that provides a total package for all types of landscapes as well as seasons. By offering spring and fall pansies, colorful annuals and perennials, woody shrubs and container trees, we offer products that reflect the needs of the nursery industry.
In response to market demands, Saunders Brothers started growing super tree-ripened peaches; including sub-acid white-fleshed peaches, many of which get great size, color, and flavor. These peaches complement the yellow-fleshed varieties and extend the season from early June until late September. While oversupply has forced us to reduce production of many "commodity" type apples, like Red Delicious, Rome, and Golden Delicious, we continue to see strong demand for specialty varieties like Gala, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gold Rush, and Pink Lady.
Our Farm Market
Our Farm Market offers a fun place for the whole family to enjoy. Not only can you find a variety of plants, peaches, nectarines, Asian pears, apples, and vegetables, as well as ciders, jams, relishes, salsas, wreaths, and other unique items in our Farm Market from May through November. We also offer many of our Farm Market items year-round on our website. While you are here, visit our on-site museum; one of the largest privately-owned collections of farm antiques in the state of Virginia.
Our Customer Service
Our sales associates listen to the needs of their customers and 'walk' the nursery houses every week to provide buyers with a list of their 'hottest' plants. Quality and service are the two top criteria customers want when purchasing plant material. We try to provide the highest quality with the best service in the industry.