Today, Ferncliff Farm is growing many of the flowers that were included in the early formal gardens on the Astor estate – plantings that reflect the history of 19th and 20th century gardening but also encourage planting local and indigenous flowers, that can be harvested and delivered by hand from the farm to the local markets where they are available.
Historic favorites include dianthus, sapiglossis, heliotrope, and snapdragons – a particular interest of Vincent Astor – hollyhocks, roses, delphinium, larkspur, annual phlox. Some original plant material has been sourced from the remnants of the estate gardens - old species daffodils, hydrangea, lilac, peonies, and iris are supplemented with curated flowers from regional heirloom seed companies.
All of the fresh cut flowers and bouquets are available, seasonally and locally, at our partners listed below and online at our Shares shop for pick up at the farm. Not only can you find cut flowers and bouquets, and in the case of Battenfeld’s, spectacular anemones during the greenhouse season, but also at Montgomery Place farm stand in Red Hook NY where they also sell glorious apples, fruits, and vegetables.