Our Story

Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery was established in 1984 by Andy & Melissa Van Hevelingen who began selling basic herbs that were grown in just two small greenhouses in Newberg, Oregon. Back then, only 5 cultivars of lavender were available commercially in Oregon. Nowadays, we offer plants from our collection of over 175 cultivars of lavender and hundreds of uncommon herbs, perennials, and shrubs from around the world. 

Melissa has given lectures for the Hardy Fuchsia Society of Oregon and for a brief time taught horticulture classes at Portland Community College. Andy, being the social butterfly of the family, has given lectures at plant and lavender conferences across the US and internationally in the UK. They've both contributed articles to Fine Gardening, The Herb Companion, Sunset Magazine, and have been featured in The Oregonian and The Country Folks Grower.

VH Herb Nursery has introduced over 20 cultivars to the plant trade over the years (see below), two of which are our fundraiser plants. All of the proceeds from our sales of these plants are donated to charity. Agastache 'Licorice Candy' benefits the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon and Lavender 'Opal Rain' benefits Parkinson's Resources of Oregon. Since 2013 we've donated over $21,000 raised from our fundraiser plants. 

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