About Us


Burl Mostul founded Rare Plant Research, a specialty nursery, in 1987. In the early years the nursery focused on plant research, collector plants and varieties new to science. About ten years ago the nursery shifted focus to garden plants and now Burl travels the world looking or new plants as well as developing new hybrids for Northwest gardeners.

Rare Plant Research is open to the public only one or two weekends a year and has become an event attracting 1,000 or more people. In 2008 was he and his wife built a stone chateau modeled after a 12th century Romanesque church, surrounded by ponds and gardens featuring many rare and unusual tropical and temperate plants. The most recent addition is a bromeliad garden filled with boulders, olive trees and landscape bromeliads.