Finch Blueberry Nursery is located in eastern central North Carolina
on land that is well suited for growing both the southern and northern blueberry families. Started over 50 years ago by Jack Finch, Finch Nursery is now one of the largest and oldest suppliers of blueberry plants in the world. Jack's son, Dan, now runs the nursery, shipping blueberry plants to South America and Europe, as well as throughout North America. Experience, research, and dedication to growing healthy, disease-resistant, blueberry plants assures consumers of receiving quality plants and expert advice for successfully growing luscious blueberries.
Just outside Bailey, North Carolina you'll also find Finch Pottery. There you can browse through Dan Finch's stoneware, porcelain, wood-fired, salt-glazed, and raku pottery selection. Dan's work has been featured in Charlotte's Mint Museum, the NC Museum of Handicrafts in Waynesville NC and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. In addition, Dan teaches studio potters from the central and eastern sections of North Carolina. Each year, Finch Pottery hosts an Open House on the second Sunday in November (admission is free) and features Dan's work as well as the artistic and functional creations of Finch Studio Potters.
Today, thanks to the efforts of organizations like Homes for Bluebirds, Inc., founded by Jack Finch in 1973, bluebirds are flourishing in Eastern North Carolina as well as throughout the country. Just a few years ago, the bluebird was nearly eradicated. A shortage of natural cavities for nesting, competition from house sparrows and starlings, and pesticides caused the bluebird population to decline by nearly 90%. Nesting boxes are constructed on the farm. Mr. Finch enjoys educating school groups and individuals in the housing, care and feeding of bluebirds and their offspring.
Blueberry Plants, Pottery, Homes for Bluebirds; Paulownia Trees
From Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Interstate-40 East to Interstate-440 North (Inner Loop) to US-64 East (Exit 13B - New Bern Avenue off 440-approx. 22.3 miles from RDU). Follow US-64 East to US-264 East. Follow US-264 approximately 10.5 miles. Exit at NC-581 Bailey/Spring Hope. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto NC-581 North. Travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Finch Nursery Lane (a private dirt path) and Finch Pottery & Nursery will be at the end, 1/3 mile. (Total approximate Travel Distance from airport = 48.8 miles)
From Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Interstate-95 South to Exit 121-Wilson/US-264. Travel US-264 West to NC-581/Bailey & Spring Hope exit. Exit onto NC-581 and turn right to travel North on NC-581 (toward Spring Hope). Travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Finch Nursery Lane (a private dirt path) and Finch Pottery & Nursery will be on the left at the end, 1/3 mile.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Finch Pottery and homes for Bluebirds are open after hours by appointment. To schedule an appointment, phone (252) 235-4664.
Finch Nursery & Pottery; Homes for Bluebirds
5526 Finch Nursery Lane
Bailey, NC 27807
Phone: (252) 235-4664
Fax: (252) 235-2411