Mountain Gardens is a botanical garden featuring the largest collection of native Appalachian and Chinese medicinal herbs in the Eastern US, organically grown at the foot of the Black Mountains in Western North Carolina. Our specialties include: native (S. Appalachian) and oriental medicinal herbs, wild foods, perennial vegetables, craft plants and other ethnobotanicals. We offer for sale seeds, plants, fresh and dried herb material, tinctures and other preparations. We present useful information regarding the cultivation and uses of these species, as well as our philosophy of Paradise Gardening.

Please explore our website, which reflects the bounty and chaos of nature and check back from time to time, as much more is forthcoming.

Paradise is a garden.

Wasabi seeds now available.


Our wasabi seed is finally ready to ship.  A packet of fifty seeds is $12 to USA address, $18 for international shipment.  Limit one packet per customer – we had a partial crop failure, so we have only about 75 packets and about that many requests.  You can send payment via Paypal to this email address (, or mail a check, made out to ‘Joe Hollis’ to 546 Shuford Cr Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714.

The seed is best planted immediately in moist soil and will germinate next spring.  The seed must not get completely dry, and requires a period of cold to germinate.  For more details on germination and cultivation see

Please note: this wasabi will not make big roots, we market the big leaves.  The varieties that make big roots are not grown from seed – they must be cloned, usually by tissue culture or by offsets from a mother plant.

WASABI WORKSHOP, on all aspects of site selection and preparation, propagating, growing and harvesting, at Mountain Gardens Sat. June 27 1:30-5:00 cost $30. Plants and seeds will be available for sale at the workshop.

We anticipate having a limited number of seedling plants available for shipping starting in July.




New Bare Roots Plants List for 2015

Updated:  Seeds Available List 2015

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