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RareFind Nursery is a retail mail-order nursery specializing in unusual, new and time-tested hardy plants.  Hank Schannen, the founder, established his personal collection of rhododendrons here in 1999.  It is one of the largest collections on the East Coast.  The four acre display garden in a natural wooded setting is home to a large and diverse collection of hardy rhododendrons, shrubs, trees, and perennials, and includes many seedlings from our own and other local hybridizers' efforts.

Rhododendrons are far from being our only horticultural obsession.  We also collect, propagate and grow many other woody and herbaceous plants, including witch hazels, magnolias, Japanese maples and many plants native to the eastern US, including many variegated and unusually colored plants.

Peak rhododendron bloom season lasts from May 1 to June 1, but something is usually blooming from about April 1 into August.  Picnic tables are available, so pack a lunch and make a day trip.  We are available for group visits and can accommodate buses.  Please call ahead for group visits so we can provide the attention you deserve.

How to get here: (It's easy!)
We are within 12 miles of the New Jersey Turnpike or 20 miles of the Garden State Parkway.  Please use the directions from our website.  (Do not use Mapquest or a GPS as the directions may be wrong at the very end!)

We are open to visitors 4 days a week:
From Saturday, March 13 through Saturday, November 27, we are open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. We are not open on Sunday.

Please note:
We are not open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays during the months of March, April and May, as we are especially busy with shipping. During other times of the year, please call us, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Catalog $3.00, refundable with first purchase.
Our 100-page catalog contains color photos throughout and descriptions of many of the plants we offer for sale.  The new 2010 catalog can be ordered at our web site.

Shipping Information:
We ship almost year-round, except when it is very hot or very cold. Sorry, we do not ship overseas or to CA, OR and WA.

Contact Information
957 Patterson Road, Jackson, New Jersey 08527
Telephone: 732-833-0613
Fax: 732-833-1623
Web Site:

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