One thing I love about New England is all the farms and family-run businesses. Whether it’s historic building turned into garden nurseries or apple orchards featuring an expansive selection of perennials and seasonal annuals, these experiences are uniquely New England. Which is why when the rain stopped, Matt and I started visiting such garden centers to create a game plan for purchasing and planting our yard in the future. Not to mention, we love having the opportunity to support local garden centers.
Below we’ve gathered a list of a few garden centers in Connecticut that might be worth a visit. Whether you’re going with the intent to buy or just browsing for ideas like Matt and I, getting outside and perusing your local garden centers is by far the easiest way to get in touch with your inner green thumb!
Terrain – Westport, CT
Terrain is the perfect stop if you’re looking not only for plants but gardening tools, pottery, home decor, and planters. Owned by Anthropologie, Terrain has a restaurant and cafe! They are home to aesthetically pleasing displays for each season of New England.
Scott’s Orchard and Nursery – Glastonbury, CT
Scott’s Orchard and Nursery offers trees, perennials, seasonal annuals, patio tomatoes, herbs, and freshly picked berries. Just like their orchard, their selection of plants changes with each New England season! In the fall, their apple orchard is flourishing and in the summer fresh produce like local sweet corn lines their farmstand.
White Flower Farm – Litchfield, CT
The family-owned farm is located on a scenic route – so bring your camera! They offer a wide range of ornamental plant varieties including hydrangeas and roses.
Stonington Garden – Stonington, CT
This beautiful garden transforms with every season! Depending on the season, visitors will find hayrides, live animals, a fire pit for marshmallow toasting, and fresh cut Christmas trees. Their Country Store barn offers homemade and locally sourced goodies like soy candles and honey.
Broken Arrow Nursery – Hamden CT
If you’re looking to be an original and add rare, unusual plants to your garden – look no further than Broken Arrow! The nursery’s knowledgable staff that will help you find your garden style.
Now before you go, don’t forget to check out our post from last year where we break down what you should plant in your New England summer garden, here. Also, don’t hesitate to leave any additional garden center suggestions below, I love discovering new places from you all!
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