About Us

Our Story


Founded in 1993, Arcana was one of the first organic nurseries in the United States. Anne Mueller started Arcana shortly after graduating from the University of Vermont. At university, Anne was told it was impossible to manage a nursery organically; despite this, she was determined to make it work. Thanks to her determination, we can proudly say we are and always have been certified organic, sustainably managed, and GMO free.

At Arcana, we are committed to providing healthy plants and produce in a way that best benefits our environment and our community. That means growing our plants from seed whenever possible instead of having them shipped, using locally blended soil mixes, and offering discounts to non-profits, schools, and professional landscapers. It also means carefully considering what we offer to our community- in addition to more traditional offerings, our selection emphasizes pollinator-friendly plants, local perennials, rain garden plants, medicinals, and a wide variety of heirloom vegetables.

What We Grow

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Our nursery grows hundreds of varieties of perennials, native plants, tomato and pepper starts, medicinal and culinary herbs, annual flowers, and vegetable starts. We also grow a wide selection of farm-fresh veggies, which are available at Burlington and Stowe Farmers’ Markets. Our farm in Jericho is stitched with a variety of gardens, hosting crucial pollinator and habitat plants as well as flowers for every season.


We have a reputation for growing healthy plants and hardy, resilient perennials. Should you find your purchase unsatisfactory for any reason, please let us know and we will try to remedy or replace it.

From Our Kitchen

Arcana’s kitchen cooks up the best farm-grown jams, pesto, pickles, herb blends, and hot sauce under the direction of talented chef, farmer and flamenco instructor Gabriela Mendez. One of Arcana’s most intensive and rewarding endeavors is our offering of farm-grown herb blends.  Be sure to taste a sample when you visit us at the Farmers’ Market!

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