Oak Hill Garden Center is a wonderful addition to the Somerset community. Our garden center offers annuals, perennials, house plants, succulents, ferns and herbs. With three greenhouses, vegetable garden, and a pumpkin patch, Oak Hill offers something for everyone throughout the year.
The garden center provides a service to the community and vocational opportunity for individuals with IDD who live at Oakwood and in the Somerset Community.
Barb Hettmansperger is the Garden Center Manager at Oakwood. This program provides individuals with IDD meaningful activity and engages the community.
Monday – Friday · Hours Vary
Saturday – Sunday · Closed
Off Season · Closed
Located on Oak Hill Road. Take Light 11 on US Highway 27 · 606.677.4195
Barb’s Gardening Tips- January 2024
I realize it’s still very much wintertime here in Kentucky. We have already dealt with snow, ice, and frigid temperatures; I’m sure more severe weather will come. But Gardeners, that’s no excuse to ” rest on your laurels”! Spring is approaching, so now is the time to start planning your next garden.
First, you need to figure out what you would like to plant this year besides tomatoes. Unless you save your open-pollinated seed from year to year, you must procure several garden catalogs or visit the company’s website online. I enjoy browsing through actual seed catalogs during the winter months, and most companies are happy to send you a free catalog if you request one.
After you’ve made out your wish list, go ahead and get your seeds ordered. It would help to have your seeds delivered as early as possible, as many vegetable and flower seeds have long germination periods. Peppers and tomatoes, for example, can take several weeks to sprout, so they will need to be seeded indoors in March. Most gardeners already have an area set aside for planting. Now is an ideal time to graph or map out how your rows will be laid out and where each type or variety will be planted. By spending some time now getting organized, you’ll be better prepared once the busy Spring season arrives.