Herbs, wildflowers, edible plants

and other garden treasures  × family owned since 2001


Environmentally conscious growers since 2001, Shy Valley Farm has always offered a wide range of herbs, heirloom and gourmet vegetable starts, and nursery propagated native plants.

Owned and operated by Philip and Christy Shivell and Family

Join us for our Peony Party!

Friday, October 5, 2018, 5-8 pm

On the grounds of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

584 Lebanon Road, Kingsport, TN 37663

Featuring celebrated horticulturist and columnist Roy Odom

Enjoy refreshments as you shop our selection of 14 outstanding varieties of peonies, as well as an assortment of shrubs, perennials, and herbs for fall planting.  

Schedule of events: 

5 pm, open for shopping and order pickup

5:30 Growing Healthy Beautiful Peonies,  with Roy Odom  Peony culture 101, with region specific advice from one of our area’s most respected horticulturists.

6:15 Peony History, Classification, and Lore, presented by Christy Shivell of Shy Valley Plant Farm

7:00 Growing Peonies for the Vase, with Roy Odom  Roy will again cover the basics of planting and caring for peonies, but will also address peonies as the ultimate cutflower.

After Roy’s second presentation, we will have a drawing for door prizes, including plants, pottery and more!  You may register for door prizes when you place or pick up your order, even if you can’t come to the event!   Peonies should arrive in time to be available for pick up October 3 and 4th, as well. Any left after the party will be available for purchase until October 20, after which they will be potted for spring sales.

Our nursery focuses on wildlife friendly, low maintenance, multi- interest, useful native plants, herbs, and heirloom tomatoes.  We have a great assortment of plants for "edible landscaping", "pollinator gardens", and wildflower gardens.  We believe that no matter how beautiful a plant has the potential to look, it just isn't worth growing if it's not healthy, growing vigorously, and providing satisfaction to all the senses.  Our favorite plants look beautiful, smell amazing, taste great, and contribute to our health and the health of our environment in some significant way.  We often change up our offerings, growing certain plants  every year, and others on a rotating basis.We have been selling plants at the Spring Garden Fair at Exchange Place in Kingsport, Tennessee EVERY YEAR since 1995, when we were growing pepper and tomato starts under grow lights in our 200 plus year old cabin!  We have a great core of loyal and appreciative customers who come from all over to purchase our plants, and who we appreciate very much.  You make all our hard work worthwhile!  We also love our customers at the Jonesborough Farmer's market on Saturday mornings in May, and at the Boone Street Market at select events in April.  We also have an occasional "Pop-up Garden Shop" at our shop at Mill Spring Makers Market in Downtown Jonesborough, and we can deliver plants to your site as well.  You can find our other products there 7 days a week.  Keep in touch!



(423) 348-6570



315 Ridge Road

Fall Branch, TN 37656



Coming up in October 2018: Fall shrub sale and PEONY PARTY!  Details to left. PEONY CATALOG Click HERE

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Educational Materials

Below is a list of topics of interest to many of our customers.  If you click on the topic, a new window will open with a printable PDF file for your non-commercial use.  Feel free to print and copy these files for educational purposes. Please do not alter the content in any way, and leave our contact information intact and visible when you reproduce these materials in any format.

If you need further assistance, we would be happy to help you in planning your next garden or landscape project.  We can also provide design services, deliver plants and materials, and complete basic installation or maintenance.  


Butterfly Gardening Basics

Super Simple Butterfly Garden

Growing Culinary Herbs in East Tennessee Gardens

Bird Friendly Native Plants

Attracting Hummingbirds to East Tennessee Gardens

Garden Plan for A Sunny Bank

A Kitchen Herb Garden Plan

Favorite Tea Herbs

Native Plants and Herbs for Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds

Terrarium and Moss Garden Care Instructions

Growing Peonies in the Mountain Empire