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

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!  This event is now our single biggest sale of the year. We have a great core of loyal and appreciative customers who come from all over to purchase our plants at Exchange Place who we appreciate very much and who 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 One.40.Four Marketplace 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



This year, we will not be open at the nursery location at all, but rather, will be bringing our plants to you at a few select locations, including the Jonesborough Farmers Market and Exchange Place's Spring Garden Fair.  Dates and times TBA

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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