Growing Quality Hostas Since 1979

 2015 Hosta Catalog

Catalog Pages and Site Map
The Full Catalog with over 400 hostas
plus garden ferns and perennials for shade.

The Site Map will lead you to pages with
information about choosing and growing
hostas and information about our plants
 and our nursery.

Ordering Information
When we will ship your plants, shipping charges,
plant sizes, blah, blah, blah.

Hosta 'Satisfaction'
A Bridgewood Gardens Introduction

Hostas are easy to grow perennials grown primarily for their colorful foliage.  They thrive in light shade and can survive for decades with little or no care.

If you're a bit leery about buying plants on the internet, you can see what our customers have to say about our quality and our service at

We are not importers and we are not an internet pretend nursery that that sells plants grown by others. We grow the plants we sell.  We've been doing it for over 35 years and we're finally getting the hang of it.

Our 1986 Catalog

We began growing hostas in 1979 when we opened our first garden center, The Crownsville Nursery. In 1984 we mailed our first perennial catalog.  Click here to see an image of our first two-page mail order hosta list, published in 1986.

Interested in perennials, shrubs and
vines, and more ferns?

Visit our other on-line nursery


Current Events

If your order is received in time to be processed and shipped to reach you by Friday, your plants will usually be shipped within two days.  We do not let our plants sit in a UPS truck over the weekend if we can help it, so if we cannot get them to you by Friday, your order will be shipped the following week.  Naturally, since we don't drive the trucks, this assumes that UPS delivers on time, but they are usually pretty good.

All this is our goal, not necessarily a promise.  We don't work during pouring rain, tornados or other natural disasters.

If you do not want your plants shipped immediately, you can leave a note during checkout to request later shipment.

Limited Time Special

Free Shipping on Orders of $100 or More

Flat $12.00 Shipping Charge
on Orders Under $100.00

The Bargain Bin

Special prices on close-out and overstock hostas
and quantity discounts on some varieties.


If you are new to hostas or find the number of varieties we offer a bit overwhelming, consider one of our Pot Luck Collections.  You can choose the number of plants and the price range and we will select good quality hostas at savings of at least 40% to 50% or more.

Our Email Newsletter

We send  occasional emails containing growing tips and announcing major additions to our catalog and special sales events. We do not share our mailing list with anyone and you can remove yourself at any time.

We mail only to those who specifically request our newsletter, and ordering or establishing an account in our shopping cart will not add your address to the newsletter list.

If you would like to receive our email newsletter, click here.

Sorry, we do not send printed catalogs

We are sorry, but we are unable to ship plants to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY or outside the U.S.

Plants shipped to these states must be shipped bare-root (by State law except for AK and HI).  We ship all plants in pots, and the time and expense involved in bare-rooting make it impractical.  We are sorry, but we are unable to comply with these requirements and we cannot ship to these states.

This is Maggie, in charge of moving bulk materials and barking at things.

A warning to casual Hosta users:

Many of us, when we first started using Hostas, thought we could stop whenever we wanted. What begins as casual experimentation can quickly develop into a serious addiction. If you find that you actually want to know the differences between ‘Inniswood’ and ‘Paul’s Glory’, if you tell your spouse that you paid less than you really did for a new introduction, but brag to other gardeners that you paid more, or if you no longer care what your spouse thinks, you need help.

Help is available from Bridgewood Gardens, a nursery that specializes in caring for gardeners afflicted with Hostas.

Our Website

We built and maintain the site ourselves, and since we change it frequently, and since we don't always know what we are doing, you may occasionally find something that doesn't work.  If you find a broken link or something that doesn't work, please let us know and we'll see if we can fix it.

Privacy Statement

We don't share the information you give us with anybody, period. The information you provide when ordering is encrypted and sent to us via a secure server.