Somerset, NJ 08873
This upscale nursery has all kinds of unique plants and flowers, including an extraordinary array of desert succulents and well-trained topiaries, but it’s the selection of tomato plants that makes a visit special this time of year. You’ll find 20 varieties of French and Mexican heirloom tomato plants and another 50 or so American heirlooms for purchase.
Buy some, grow your bounty and return in September to enter your best in Atlock’s annual Tomato Tastemonium—an all-day extravaganza with free tastings and contests for biggest, smallest, funniest, most conjoined and other distinctions. Atlock Farm owner Ken Selody, a former Martha Stewart contributing editor, is highly regarded in gardening circles, and his expertise pervades the operation. Wander the greenhouses, explore the seven-acre farm, and visit the gift shop filled with unique pots and urns. You’ll go home inspired.