Local Gardening Resources
Itching to get outside? Why not plant something? Here are local greenhouses and garden centers that are open and ready to help.
As we continue our stay-at-home lives, spring is still happening outside our doors — buds are forming, plants are sprouting and more than a few of us are contemplating the greenness of our thumbs. New and practiced home gardeners’ thirst for seeds was so high, in fact, that gardening mainstay Burpee recently suspended new orders in an attempt to catch up with demand. Seeds were hard to come by online, period.
So forget scouring the web and think local. As with restaurants and bookstores, many greenhouses and supply centers are open, offering advice and ordering over phone and email. Plants, soil, fertilizer — all of these things can be found locally via curbside pickup, delivery or, in some cases (where special safety protocols are in place), in person.
Plant Something NH is a great statewide resource for finding a greenhouse or garden center near you, and below we’ve listed a few of our favorites.
Bedford Fields Home & Center
What they’re offering: Visit their online store to order for no-contact curbside pickup or to schedule home delivery. Give them a call at (603) 472-8880 if you need to purchase something not listed on the website. You can buy everything from vegetable plants and bagged soil to a propane refill and garden décor.
Find them: 331 Route 101, Bedford
Churchill’s Garden Center
What they’re offering: Delivery on all bagged soil and mulch, seed-starting supplies, and anything else in their houseplant greenhouse and store, with free delivery to Exeter and surrounding towns (Newfields, Stratham, Hampton, Epping, Brentwood, North Hampton, Kensington, East Kingston and Kingston) on all orders over $25. You can also call (603) 772-2685 to place an order for curbside pickup. See more information here.
Find them: 12 Hampton Rd., Exeter
Coll’s Garden Center & Florist
What they’re offering: Temporary hours are in place (visit them on Facebook for updates) and pickup on the porch is available. They are also delivering bulk products and flowers.
Find them: 63 North St., Jaffrey
Country Brook Farms
What they’re offering: You can shop in the outdoor areas, but the gift barn is only open to those wearing gloves and a mask. You can call or email (603-886-5200, email@example.com) with questions, and call ahead to schedule curbside pickup or delivery.
Find them: 175 Lowell Rd., Hudson
Demers Garden Center
What they’re offering: Shop in person (they are limiting the number of shoppers and are using new sanitizing protocols, among other measures) or call (603) 625-8298 for curbside pickup. They are also offering limited shopping by appointment. Hours are reduced to 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Find them: 656 S. Mammoth Rd., Manchester
Heath’s Greenhouse & Nursery
What they’re offering: Curbside pickup and delivery. All plants and trees they’re growing will be listed on the website. Find vegetables, herbs, flowers, plant care, supplies and more. Call or email with questions (603-823-8500, click here to send an email).
Find them: 750 Route 18, Sugar Hill
Rolling Green Nursery
What they’re offering: Shop in person, though they are limiting the number of shoppers in the outdoor and indoor areas, among other new guidelines — read more here. Visit them on Facebook and Instagram for daily inventory posts, and call or email (603-436-2732, firstname.lastname@example.org) for delivery of bulk products or to place an order for plants.
Find them: 64 Breakfast Hill Rd., Greenland
Studley’s Flower Gardens
What they’re offering: No-contact home deliveries and preorders for curbside pickup in the lot of the garden center for gifts, flowers, houseplants, edible and ornamental plants. Call (603) 332-4565 with orders and questions. You can find more information on their COVID-19 response here. You can also visit their website to build an order or to schedule an appointment.
Find them: 82 Wakefield St., Rochester
Wentworth Greenhouses & Garden Center
What they’re offering: Online ordering for curbside pickup is now available. You can order plants, supplies, mulch garden care items and more. They are also open for in-store shopping, though you should read their new guidelines before heading out. You can also email email@example.com to order items that may not be listed on the website. Visit their website or call (603) 743-4919 with questions.
Find them: 141 Rollins Rd., Rollinsford