Get your Shopping on!

For some gardeners their spring ‘Hallelujah’ moment may come when the first crocus unfurls it’s petals, for others it’s hearing the peepers call, or perhaps smelling that gorgeous earthy aroma after a good spring rain. For me, it’s that first glorious step into a greenhouse or nursery yard packed with brand new plants, new pots and fun garden toys all wanting to hop onto my cart and come home with mama!

First up on my immediate shopping agenda: Violas, Seaweed/Fish emulsion, Plant & Holly-tone, 2 bales Pro-Mix, permanent garden markers that will actually work, burlap for wrapping the balls of all the deer-eaten shrubs I plan to dig up, and who knows what other irresistible treats. What’s on your early-spring must-have shopping list?

Here’s a brief rundown of some area nurseries who are open, opening this weekend and opening soon. This list is by no means complete. If your favorite nursery is missing, and you think every gardener should know about it, please add it to the comments section or send me an email and I’ll update the post. You can also download the Nursery List here. Enjoy!

Adams Fairacre Farms -  NOW OPEN
1240 Rte 300, Newburgh, NY 12550  /  1560 Rte 9W, Kingston, NY 12449  /  765 Dutchess Tpke, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Hours: Mon – Fri 8am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8am-7pm

Catskill Native Nursery -  APRIL 15th
607 Samsonville Rd, Kerhonkson, New York 12446
(845) 626-2758  |
Hours: Thurs – Mon 9:30am-6pm

Claire’s Garden Center -  NOW OPEN
210 Haviland Hollow Rd,  Patterson, NY 12563
(845) 878-6632
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm

Country Flowers (aka Dollar Plants)  -  MAY 5th
Rte 209 & River St, Napanoch, NY 12458
Hours: Daily: 9am-6pm, June Sundays 10am-4pm

Davenport Farms -  NOW OPEN
3411 Rte 209 Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(845) 687-0051  |
Hours: Daily 7am-6pm

The General’s Garden at Techni-Growers -  NOW OPEN
177 Sanfordville Rd., Warwick, NY 12566
845-986-5572  |
Hours: Mon- Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Grandiflora -  APRIL 16th
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm

Hodgson’s Farm & Garden Center -  APRIL 16th
2290 Albany Post Road, Walden, NY 12586
845-778-1432  |
Hours until Mother’s Day: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Hudson Valley Nursery & Garden Center -  NOW OPEN
2709 Rt 17M,  New Hampton, NY 10958
(845) 294-0995  |
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Lorjon Nursery -  APRIL 15th
918 Hill Ave, Pine Bush, NY 12566
(845)744-5847  |
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm

Manza Family Farm -  NOW OPEN
730 Route 211, Montgomery, NY 12549
(845)692-4363  |
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

Maples Farm and Garden Center -  NOW OPEN
749 Route 17M, Middletown, NY 10940
845-344-0330  |
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm

Mountain Pine Nursery -  NOW OPEN
117 Warwick Tpke, Warwick, NY 10990
845-544-5239  |
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm

Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens -  MAY 1st
389 Salisbury Tpke, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845)876-2953  |
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm

Phantom Gardener -  NOW OPEN
6837 Rte 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845)876-8606  |
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm

Sabellico Greenhouses -  NOW OPEN
33 Hillside Lake Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845)226-5943  |
Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm

Saunderskill Farms -  NOW OPEN
5100 Route 209, Accord, NY 12404
(845) 626-2676  |
Hours: Tues – Sun 7am-5pm

Scheuermann Farms and Greenhouse -  NOW OPEN
73 Little York Rd., Warwick, NY 10990
845-258-4221  |
Hours: Daily 9am – 5pm

Thompson Ridge Gardens -  NOW OPEN
1418 Rte 302, Bullville, NY 10915
(845) 361-5000  |
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm

Twin Ponds Greenhouses -  APRIL 16
2865 Albany Post Rd, Montgomery, NY 12549
(845)457-1991  |
Hours: Mon- Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 5pm

Victoria Gardens -  NOW OPEN
1 Cottekill Rd, Rosendale, NY 12472
(845)658-9007  |
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Wallkill View Farm Market & Greenhouses |  NOW OPEN
15 Rte 299 West, New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)255-8050  |
Hours: Daily 9am-6:30pm

It’s always a good idea to CALL BEFORE YOU GO to confirm hours, especially if traveling out of your way or making a special trip. Many nurseries adjust their schedules on a seasonal basis, and may change their hours of operation without notice.

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3 Responses to Get your Shopping on!

  1. Tovah Martin says:

    Love your Journal, Laura. Beautifully written, really a super resource. Makes me want to jump in the car and SHOP and I’m not too far afield from you. Are you sold in Pro-Mix? I find that it’s kind of a lean diet…

  2. Laura W says:

    Thanks Tovah! I use Pro-Mix as my base, mainly because it’s available in the huge bales. Then I add compost, sand, etc depending on what’s getting potted. I’m always looking to improve my methods or try something new, and would love to hear what you’re using at your potting bench. Please share!

  3. Laura W says:

    Downloadable Nursery List UPDATED 4/20. Two new additions: Cedar Ridge Nursery in Saugerties and Sunny Gardens Greenhouses in Wappingers Falls.

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