Our staff has compiled the most diverse collection of hardy perennials “island grown” right here in our West Tisbury garden nursery. As well as the tried and true standbys, Heather Gardens’ staff has a mission to seek out what is new, different, unusual or rare. We obtain and propagate plants which are not often commercially available in the nursery industry, then grow and test them to determine what will grow well for our island gardeners. We try to test for deer and rabbit resistance, drought tolerance, and to see what plants will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Besides offering species native to the U.S. and around the world, we are also expanding our propagation program of Vineyard Native Plants.