The world knows Brent and Becky’s Bulbs as a go-to spot for bulbs, seeds, perennials, plants, supplements, books, gifts and so much more. Even Martha turned to them and said she was a big fan (yes, THE Martha…read about it here).
We say the world because, well, they are internationally known.
Located in Gloucester, Virginia – the daffodil capital – Brent and Becky’s Bulbs has been growing bulbs since 1900 when Brent Heath’s grandfather moved to the Middle Peninsula after falling in love with the great daffodil.
The family still lives and works on the 28-acre farm and gardens and in addition to selling nature’s bounty, they also write, photograph, lecture, consult, educate and welcome visitors from all over to the eight acres they’ve developed into an educational, Chesapeake Bay friendly garden.
The gardens, owners Brent and Becky Heath as well as Jay and Denise Hutchins write on their web site, “show people how we utilize flower bulbs with annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, without spraying chemicals, and treating the Bay that we live on with the utmost respect. We hope to create an educational foundation in which we can help educate school groups, Master Gardener groups or the general public about how they can incorporate these gardening practices in their own gardens.”
What does this have to do with paddling the waters of the Middle Peninsula?
A lot, actually.
In order to sustain these waters we all love to enjoy recreation on, we must protect them.
Brent and Becky’s gardens show visitors how they can do just that at their own home and with their own gardening practices.
Want to visit and see for yourself?
Brent and Becky’s Bubs is located at 7900 Daffodil Lane in Gloucester, Virginia and online here.
Photos by Sara Harris Photography.