Comfrey Commons

Now Open for the 2024 Season!

Location: 1917 E. Mountain Rd. Guilford, VT
Open: Saturdays 10a - 2p, May 25th - July 13th
Contact: Anna at

Join the Comfrey Commons email list to stay in touch! You'll get fun, informative plant-related weekly emails during open season, and infrequent emails other times of the year. Email to ask to be added.


This is not your usual plant nursery. If you can and wish to contribute money (in any amount) for the plants you take, please do – but it’s more than OK not to. Half of all the money that we receive goes to covering our costs (seeds, potting soil, soil amendments, etc.) and the other half is donated to local nonprofits doing good work in our community.

Plant List

Click here for a list of what we currently have available at the nursery. We try to update the list weekly… but feel free to email or call ahead if you want to be sure we have something in stock. Quantities are usually limited.

If there’s something that you’re looking for that’s not on the list, let us know! (we might be able to find some)

Supporting Local Nonprofits

In 2023, we donated $205 to Groundworks Collaborative and $205 to Neighborhood Roots Food Collective

In 2022, we donated $175 to The Retreat Farm and $175 to Neighborhood Roots Food Collective

In 2021, we donated $300 to SUSU CommUNITY Farm and $300 to Groundworks Collaborative

In 2020, we donated nearly $800 total to:

If you have a suggestion for an organization for us to support, let us know!

Donate Plants & Plastic Pots

If you have extra plants in any form – seeds, houseplants, veggie starts, perennial divisions, etc. – we’d be happy to take them to share with others! Especially great if it’s something that we don't have here already. NOTE: Please only donate plants without their native soil (shake off any attached soil & keep moist to transport), to prevent the spread of jumping worms. 

We’re also happy to take your used plastic pots back for reuse. BUT! Sometimes we accumulate more than we can handle – so please check in before dropping your pots off. Most often, we’re in need of smaller pots.

Why “Comfrey Commons”

heal * together * share

Comfrey is a pretty awesome plant. Humans have long used it to heal broken bones, bruises, and wounds. Its sweet purple flowers attract pollinators and other beneficial insects, and long tap roots bring up minerals from deep in the soil. The leaves can be used as mulch and fertilizer, helping to build and enrich topsoil. It’s also a plant with exceptional survival skills – a perennial that thrives almost anywhere. The botanical name for Comfrey is Symphytum. Sym means together in Greek.

The word Commons refers to a resource that is shared by everyone. Comfrey Commons is for our whole community – for anyone to get and to give plants.