Founded in 1992 and operated by Sue Hunter, who is recognized as a leading woody plant propagator and an American holly specialist within the wholesale and retail horticultural industry. Heartwood Nursery specializes in woody propagation, meaning trees and shrubs, as well as native woody propagation. A significant amount of the nursery's inventory is propagated on-site using local seed and cutting sources.
Nursery inventory has been expanded to include native groundcovers, a wider selection of native perennials, ferns, and selected American and other holly liners or starter plants.
Also, on-site is Heartwood Nursery's Retail Garden and Gift Shop, which offers native plants and other selected species, as well as local, handmade arts and crafts and garden supplies. Educational events are held throughout the year include the Serviceberry Festival in June, selected nature tours in cooperation with Penn State Extension, beekeeping classes, the Holly Festival and holiday wreath design classes.
Retail hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday an Saturdays, as well as by chance on Monday through Thursdays. Closed on Sunday.