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Life is Better

With Lilacs!

2023 Lilac Collection Now Online

. Come out to visit, enjoy some time at our farm on the hill.  Let's talk lilacs.

We offer more varietes for sale than any nursery for hundreds of miles. Combine that with a beautiful display garden, growing nearly 50 varieties.  It is a lilac paradise, right here in West Potsdam. 

Moore's Hill -

A Lilac Paradise

Covid 19

Open By Appointment through September 1, 2023

Give us a call to arrange a time for your visit to Moore's Hill      315-265-1630

June 8, 2023

Moore's Hill Lilacs to Close September 1;
New Lilac Business Opening in Canton

Moore's Hill Lilacs in West Potsdam will close September 1, according to owners Cliff and Janice Westerling.  After 11 years of operating the lilac nursery as a part-time retirement business, we are planning to go to full-time retirement mode.


The Westerlings offer thanks to their customers. " It was a joy to meet so many people, and hear so many stories of their memories related to lilacs"..  Approximately 4,000 lilac plants from Moore's Hill now grace landscapes throughout the North Country and beyond.


Sales of remaining stock at Moore's Hill lilacs will continue through September 1, by appointment only.  About 20 varieties remain available for purchase in limited quantities and sizes.


Meanwhile, plans are underway for a new lilac business opening in Canton. In cooperation with the Westerlings, Rebecca and Wil Rivers will be opening North Country Lilacs at their Miner Street Road farm in the spring of 2024. “The Westerlings have provided such a valuable service to our community over the years, and we are excited to continue that," they said. Additional details about the new business will be forthcoming.

Visit Our Virtual Display Garden

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Thank you customers, vendors, and all who made our years in the lilac business fun and rewarding.  We enjoyed all our time with you!

Cliff and Janice Westerling

Display Garden Tours
Garden Clubs and other groups are invited to arrange tours.  Maximum group size of 15.
Feel free to call with questions.

We love to talk lilacs!


Give us a call at 315-265-1630


Cliff and Janice Westerling


892 Finnegan Road. Potsdam, NY

Midway between Potsdam and Canton

More than 40 Varieties

Oh, the Choices

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​There are more than 2,000 lilac varieties.  We have toured gardens  throughout the Northeast to find our favorites for our own Display Garden, and to offer for sale.. 


Purple, Deep Purple, Pink, White, Magenta, and Multi-Colored.  Some that bloom a bit earlier, some a bit later,  Big Medium, and Small.

Whether you are looking for one lilac or a collection, we can help you.

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North Country Hardy

We Know Them, We Grow Them

We have a beautiful lilac display garden here on Moore's Hill that customers are welcome to tour.  There are more than 50 varieties in the garden.  So we know all varieties we sell are North Country hardy.

 Lilacs to Go
1. Review our Lilac Collection
    2. Phone us at 315-265-1630 
 We can answer your questions, take your order, and schedule a pick up time.
    3. Pick up your  lilacs

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