Testimonials

Here’s what customers are saying about Whitman Farms:

My Betula nigra ‘Fox Valley’ trees just arrived and they are in fantastic shape for traveling from Oregon to KY. I can’t find a broken twig on either tree. The packing method ensured a safe trip for whatever was in the box. Communication with Whitman Farms was perfect and they wanted to make sure I was ready for the trees before they shipped them. We took into account the season and the long range forecast and the trees weren’t stuck in a transfer warehouse over a weekend either. I’m extremely pleased with this purchase and will definitely be a repeat customer!

Melody, Benton, KY, (Zone 7a) March 2, 2012


Just received a dozen black currants of four varieties selected by Lucile to thrive in my garden. Fast courteous service, excellent packaging, and beautiful bare root stock. Couldn’t be happier.

Gourdo Bean, Minden, NV, February 2, 2012


I recently bought some gooseberry and currant plants from Whitman Farms. I called Lucile Whitman and left a message asking about shipping costs and questions about the plants. She called back very quickly and was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. She shipped the plants within a couple of days of the order being placed. The plants were large healthy and well packaged. I was very pleased. She called a couples of weeks later to say that she had a problem with billing my credit card and could I review the number I gave her. I did so and the question was quickly resolve. I just want to say how impressed I am with her service, quality of plants and her commitment to getting out orders in a timely manner. She is honest and trusting. I would do business with her again in the future and will buy from her again.

C. Ramsey, Salt Lake City, UT, (Zone 6b) June 11, 2011


I ordered a Dove Tree, Sonoma variety, which are not easy to find, back in February. It was shipped exactly when I wanted it and arrived yesterday in good condition considering it went cross country, just needs some sun. Lucile does an excellent job communicating with you, sending you a picture of the tree you ordered and giving you shipping status. If you are looking for hard to find trees then this is the place to go.

P. Mabreu, Norton, MA, May 10, 2011


The very best nursery to do business with!!
I ordered a hamamelis over the phone, the lady of the house answered the phone herself (!) and she had an answer to all of my questions. The tree shipped out promptly, and will be here tomorrow. This is how it should be, great customer service, friendly owner, she is such a sweet woman! Will buy from her again!!!

Mrs. Colla, Marin, CA, (Zone 9b) February 2, 2011


From the initial conversation to the plants arriving this is a great nursery to deal with. I ordered two field grown plants and was very happy with the size of each. Both are late winter bloomers and I can’t wait till next year to see them in bloom in Late Feb/Early March. If you have been on the fence about buying from this company you should not, you won’t be disappointed.

Terry1, Mahopac, NY, May 5, 2010


Ordered 2 blackcurrant bushes from Whitman Farms this year. I’m very pleased with the plants. They are bareroot, and have many buds and a strong root system. Lucille was very pleasant to deal with. The bushes were shipped on time. Very good transaction. I highly recommend this company.

tobydog60, Omro, WI, (Zone 4b) May 2, 2010


Very satisfied with the entire process at Whitman Farms. Lucille was very patient with me, taking photos and letting me describe and pick my ideal specimen. She even went back for an extra round of photos to include a few more options and to thank her, I bought an extra 1 Gallon maple. The trees were shipped promptly and were well packed. The only hiccup was that one of the trees came with a 6″ branch broken off, which was somewhat disappointing, but they were healthy and vigorous. I would not hesitate to order from them again.

M. Wieder, Beachwood, OH, June 19, 2009


This is my second time ordering currants and gooseberries from Lucile. Both experiences were fantastic. Everything arrived promptly and in good shape, and all four plants are already leafed out nicely in my berry patch. I appreciate her willingness to spend time recommending varieties.

pilgrim317, Inman, KS, June 12, 2009


I too had a wonderful experience with Lucile. My little dwarf mulberry arrived well package with berries on it. It is thriving in my garden and I am very pleased. It was the perfect mother’s day gift!

xenacrocker, Silver Spring, MD, June 8, 2009


Lucile at Whitman Farms has great customer service. She promptly answered all my emails, sent pictures for me to choose from and delivered a full, healthy, beautiful Autumn Moon maple that looked better out of the box than any tree I could have picked up at the local nurseries. My tree was well packaged and came out of the box without a single leaf damaged. I am VERY happy with my purchase. I was impressed and will be back for more!

my4444, Freeport, IL, June 6, 2009


As a repeat customer I am always impressed with the service I recieve from Lucile. The prices and selection are great and packing is secure. Very few nurserys take the time to send pictures which is a huge convience. I ordered 1 gallon and 2 grafts ,and they arrived in perfect condition….all the way from Oregon to Maryland !!

esteve59, Annapolis, MD, June 4, 2009


I visited Lucile Whitman at her nursery and was very impressed with her knowledge, friendliness, and personal attention. The variety and volume of products is astounding. Service was prompt and the plants arrived in perfect condition.

coolins202, Salem, OR, March 13, 2009