Hidden Ridge Farm Flowers and Herbs is in
Montgomery County, Maryland’s Agricultural Reserve,
in the rolling foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain.
This quiet and hidden refuge is in the Clarksburg/Comus area, about one hour from the hustle-bustle of Washington, DC. Melane Kinney Hoffmann started the flower and herb farm in 2012, after 20 years of keeping horses and growing hay with her husband, Tom, on their 50-acre farm.
After more than a decade of flower farming, in late 2021 Melane began a gradual transition into retirement, partnering with Emma Jackson of Cut Clover Flowers to take over production on the farm. Emma will grow annuals and harvest and curate the full bounty of everything that grows on the farm, while Melane will continue managing her much-loved perennials, foliage, flowering trees and shrubs. Melane and Emma will work together through a transition period to ensure the continuation of high-quality, varied offerings our customers have come to expect.
A lifelong gardener, Melane earned the Master Gardener certification from University of Maryland Agricultural Extension, and has experimented with a wide range of perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs and trees for 30 years.
We are proud members of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG), and the Maryland Cut Flower Growers Association (MCFGA), and Melane recently served as President of MCFGA. We also proudly participate in Monocacy Valley Flower Co-op with 5 other awesome local flower farm partners (www.monocacyvalleyflowercoop.com), to sell wholesale to florists and floral designers.