Step Inside These Saratoga County Nurseries & Garden Centers for Flowers, Plants, and Gifts
Spring is a beautiful time of year in Saratoga County as the region comes alive with blooming flowers and other seasonal plants, and the best places to find them are at nurseries and garden centers. Whether you're preparing for spring planting or want to pick out a stunning Mother's Day gift, these 12 local businesses are well worth the trip.
Sunnyside Gardens: Browse Creative Planters Perfect for Any Home Garden
Your mom deserves only the best, and when you visit Sunnyside Gardens in Saratoga Springs, you’ll discover outdoor displays and greenhouses filled with exquisite hanging baskets, creative planters for patios and porches, annuals and perennials, and more. Sunnyside is an independent, family-owned garden center that takes pride in offering locally grown plants and top-notch customer service.
Over 90% of Sunnyside’s plant products are grown in their 20 greenhouses, and each one is open to the public. While you browse, their experts can guide you to the perfect plant and even provide advice on starting a garden.
Hewitt's Garden Centers: Add Some Color to Your Life
With locations throughout the Capital Region (including Clifton Park and Wilton), Hewitt's is a go-to spot for garden-related products, service, and information. Not only are they the fifth largest independent retail garden center in the country, but Hewitt's has been in operation since 1964.
To help you prepare for your shopping trip, the store posts a weekly flyer on their website with a list of what's currently in stock. Beginning in spring, you can expect pansies, flowering annuals, fresh perennials, houseplants, and more available for purchase.
Dehn's Flowers: A Neighborhood Flower Nursery Serving Saratoga Since 1892
If you’re from Saratoga Springs, then you likely know the name Dehn’s Flowers, which has offered the freshest flowers to the community for over 125 years. This family-owned business always goes the extra mile to ensure you walk away satisfied with your flower or plant purchase. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s how one Google reviewer described their experience: “Small neighborhood nursery with a great selection of plants…I was able to get plants there that the other area nurseries did not carry. Don't forget about them. You will enjoy your visit there.”
Dehn’s is home to multiple greenhouses with all types of plants and gift ideas, such as hanging baskets, cute little succulents, seasonal flowers, and more. They also specialize in floral arrangements for holidays and special occasions.
Sorano’s Greenhouses LLC: Meander Through Greenhouses Filled With Seasonal Plants
For healthy, quality plants at reasonable prices, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Sorano’s Greenhouses LLC in Gansevoort. This garden center offers a wide selection of site-grown plants and veggies from spring through winter, and they love helping gardeners of all skill levels. You can shop for vegetable starter plants, hanging baskets in various sizes, herbs for the garden, and more.
Do you need a good gift idea for Mother’s Day? Bring a unique container with you and let Sorano’s fill it with flowers or a special plant.
Olde Saratoga Home & Garden: A Mom & Pop Garden Shop With Locally Grown Plants
Renowned for having some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable owners, Olde Saratoga Home & Garden is a top spot for plants, gardening supplies, and gifts for Mother’s Day and other special occasions. Their store features quality, locally grown herbs, flowers, bedding plants, and perennials that can enhance your home or garden.
Olde Saratoga has been in operation for over 27 years and proudly serves the Saratoga Springs community. Check them out and see why customers continue to return to this family-run garden center.
Brookside Nursery: Ballston Spa’s Hometown Nursery, Greenhouse, and Garden Store
Since opening in 1976, Brookside Nursery in Ballston Spa has become one of the region’s premier places for perennials and plants, garden decor, seeds, and soil. They are a 2nd-generation, family-owned business that wants to help you be successful at growing, and their knowledgeable staff is ready to inspire and educate.
Brookside Nursery sells flowers, trees, shrubs, edible plants, and more, and as the seasons change, you can discover something new at the garden store. Make sure you stop by before Mother’s Day and pick out some plants, fun pots, or garden decor that Mom will love.
Malta Farm & Garden: Get Everything You Need to Make Your Garden Flourish
As a proud supporter of local farmers and gardeners in the Saratoga County area, Malta Farm & Garden works hard to provide a fantastic selection of live plants and bulbs, gardening supplies and decor, and other items at their garden center. They want your garden or outdoor living space to flourish, whether you have a green thumb or are just starting to learn about this fun hobby.
New stock arrives at the garden center every day throughout spring, so stop by and prepare for the season of growing. If you’re thinking about Mother’s Day gifts, then check out Malta Farm & Garden’s spring flowers and garden statues and pottery.
Balet Flowers & Design: Pick Out Gorgeous Flowers, Plants & Handmade Pottery
Located in Malta, Balet Flowers & Design is a local flower farm that produces a wide range of vibrant annuals, perennials, cut flowers, vegetable and herb plants, and more. They’ve received multiple 5-star reviews over the years, including one Google review that says, “Such a nice selection of flowers, all so gorgeous it was honestly hard to choose from. Highly recommend stopping here and supporting Balet Flowers.”
Balet Flowers & Design opens to the public each spring, and you can see what’s growing in the greenhouses and throughout the farm fields. Stock up early, and return during the summer for pick-your-own flowers and vegetables.
Sunshine Meadows: Brighten the Day With a Selection of Colorful Flowers
A greenhouse overflowing with annuals, houseplants, succulents, and more awaits at Sunshine Meadows in Clifton Park. Sunshine Meadows is a family-owned and -operated retail nursery and garden center that opened in summer of 2020 and continues to grow and expand.
In addition to their selection of flowers and plants, shoppers can browse gardening supplies, a variety of home decor, and ever-changing seasonal items. Get your home garden ready for spring and summer, and pick up a gift for Mother’s Day while you’re there.
Native Sun Flowers: Explore a Lush Greenhouse & Nursery With Flowers Galore
When spring comes around, it’s time to dust off those garden tools and take a trip to Native Sun Flowers in Halfmoon for herbs, annuals, perennials, bedding plants, houseplants, and more. Plant guru Tim Emanuel and his wife Marcia Galka opened Native Sun Flowers in 2021, and according to a Saratoga Business Journal article, Tim had dreamed about opening a garden center and nursery for nearly 20 years.
With over 30+ years of greenhouse experience each, the owners’ passion for gardening is visible at Native Sun Flowers. Visitors will find an assortment of plants and flowers on display both outdoors and inside the greenhouse, many of which would make a great gift. You can also ask them to design a special window box or container plant - they’ll do all the work for you!
Kulak's Nursery & Landscaping: Your Local Destination for Gardening and Outdoor Inspiration
Are you planting a garden at home, looking to decorate your patio, or searching for a lovely Mother’s Day gift? Come to Kulak's Nursery & Landscaping in Rexford, which has blossomed from a small family business into one of the region’s leading garden centers offering perennials and annuals, trees and shrubs, fresh herbs for the garden, and distinctive home decor.
Say “Thank You” to Mom by giving her a beautiful basket of her favorite flowers from Kulak’s this year. Or, take a look at what else is available in the greenhouse or gift store - you never know what you may find each season.
Toadflax Nursery: Take the First Step to Transforming Your Garden
Based out of South Glens Falls, Toadflax Nursery is a full-service retail garden center that aims to inspire new and experienced gardeners. As you stroll through the grounds and 11 greenhouses, you’ll have the opportunity to check out common and unusual annuals and tropicals, classic perennials, soil and supplies, and garden novelties.
Plan a visit to Toadflax for ideas on how to start a garden, or choose some plants and flowers that you know someone would love to receive.
Saratoga County is blooming with nurseries and garden centers that work hard to provide the highest quality plants, flowers, and products. Enjoy walking through greenhouses and outdoor displays during your next shopping trip.
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