A key mission here at Far Reaches is to have the nursery be more than a
production facility to produce goods to be sold. We did not start this
business because we love the business of selling and marketing – we did
it because we love plants and are immersed in the study of plants. We
are committed to having this nursery make real contributions to the
science of botany and horticulture and to this end, we strive to
introduce plants through seed collections of known wild provenance. We
do this partially through the efforts of collectors and botanic
institutions around the world but also through our own plant hunting
expeditions. These expeditions are generally arduous, unprofitable and
expensive but have produced significant introductions to horticulture
and for botanical research.
We are able to undertake these expeditions through the
generosity of sponsorship and while we do receive academic and botanic
garden support, the majority of our funding for these ventures comes
from individual gardeners like you.