We have been producing Van Wilgen grown plants since 1998, and since then we’ve wanted to share our plants with more gardeners. So, starting in 2010, we opened the Guilford and Old Saybrook Garden Marts, followed by our Milford Garden Mart in 2011. Now you can get the same quality plants closer to home!
In 2010, Van Wilgen’s took their years of nursery experience and opened the Old Saybrook Garden Mart right here on the shoreline. We are easy to find at the intersection of Boston Post Road and Spencer Plain Road, just a short distance from Exit 66.
We are your source for locally grown annuals, herbs, vegetables and perennials, and popular shrubs, including the best hydrangeas and the family of Knockout roses.
Our staff is made of gardeners just like you. We are here to help you choose the right plants for your garden. We can help answer your gardening questions and we service the plants that we sell. Stop by and see what we have to offer.
“Flowers are happy things.” – P.G. Wodehouse.
“I may not be a humorist like P.G. but I do share his enthusiasm for flowers. Ever since I was a little boy I loved plants, especially those with showy flowers. I found happiness through gardening and would like to share the adventure with you.
Here at the Old Saybrook location we are avid gardeners who are ready to help you choose the correct plant for your garden. Whether sun or shade, shore or wood, we have the plant for you! Please stop by and let us help you plan or add to your personal getaway, the garden!”
-Ryan M Teague, Old Saybrook Garden Mart Manager
Ryan M Teague, Old Saybrook Garden Mart Manager • OldSaybrook@VanWilgens.com • 860-339-5345
Van Wilgen’s Guilford Garden Mart is conveniently located, directly next door to Bishop’s Orchards, farm market and winery. A Guilford landmark! Situated on the post road just minutes from I95 off exit 57. You will always find a fresh assortment of the finest annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Looking for a gift? We always have a great selection of table top planters, patio pots and hanging baskets along with succulents and houseplants. Fall is fabulous at our Guilford location, when we join together with Bishop’s for the annual Fall Festival. When the little Red Barn opens, you’ll discover a spectacular display of color provided by hundreds of Van Wilgen’s grown mums!
“My passion for gardening began at a very young age. When I was a little girl, there was a great green space between the home I grew up in and the house next door. A beautiful formal garden surrounded by Boxwood hedges, with many secret places inside to discover and enjoy.
The many wonderful hours I spent exploring that garden led me to study horticulture and landscape design in college. Today I greatly enjoy helping other people discover, choose and care for the plants that will flourish in their green space! No matter how big or small, together we can find the perfect plants for your special place.”
-Cecile Bardinelli, Guilford Garden Mart Manager
Cecile Bardinelli, Guilford Garden Mart Manager • Guilford@vanwilgens.com • 203-204-1540
Opened in 2011, Van Wilgen’s Garden Mart in Milford is conveniently located off exit 36 (I-95) on the Boston Post Rd., across from Milford Bank. Our friendly, energetic, and knowledgeable staff is here to help with all of your gardening needs. We are your source for many varieties of herbs, vegetables, annuals, perennials, and shrubs alike. When you come to visit us here at Van Wilgen’s Milford location you can do so with the confidence that we are providing the highest quality, locally grown plant material with a strong emphasis on helping you succeed!
Our well stocked greenhouse, perennial, and shrub yard are sure to have what you need to scratch that gardening itch! We are gardeners and enthusiasts just like you and are here to help you find that perfect plant for the perfect place. From mixed annual containers to raised vegetable gardens to mixed shrub and perennial border we are here answer any questions and look forward to serving you.
“I have been working in retail garden centers for over a decade. My experience is working in a commercial greenhouse environment as well as commercial landscaping. I look forward to bringing you my practical plant knowledge and experience in order to ensure your gardening success!”
-Rich Baker, Milford Garden Mart Manager