In 2010 we opened the Guilford and Old Saybrook Garden Mart followed by our Milford Garden Mart in 2011.  We have been producing Van Wilgen grown plants for almost twenty years and we wanted to share our plants with more gardeners.  At the root of it, we love plants.  The feeling we get when we walk into our greenhouses full of blooming plants is what motivates us.  Our garden marts are packed with Van Wilgen grown plants; I hope you have the same feeling walking in as we do.  Look to the garden mart closest to you for color for every season.  A convenient way to decorate your home for spring, summer, fall and the holidays.

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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.OSGM FOR WEB

We are your source for locally grown annuals, herbs, vegetables and perennials.  All of our plants are produced locally from Connecticut farms and nurseries. Many of the plants we sell are own Van Wilgen’s grown!  Our Old Saybrook locations also carries a growing list of 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.

We have plants for Spring, Summer and Fall. Our Old Saybrook location is open during the peak of the spring and fall growing seasons.  Our location is also open for the Christmas Holiday season, offering trees, wreaths, roping and holiday decorations.  Stop by and see what we have to offer.


 Old Saybrook Garden Mart• 860-339-5345

I was very young when I was first introduced to the gardening world. My mother and grandmother were avid gardeners and they would both take me around the yard showing me all of the different plants. My grandmother loved the standards, tulips and daffodils in the spring, daylilies and petunias in the summer. My mother on the other hand was into finding the obscure tropical to stand out from the rest of the neighbors.

   I always wanted to be able to work with plants, ever since I was young, I had a lot of different jobs, but, nothing made me happy until I joined the Van Wilgen’s team. Now I can share my knowledge and I can pass along gardening to a new generation. My wife and I love to grow our own vegetables and my oldest son loves his cucumbers and “keenee” which is his way of saying zucchini. Stop by the Old Saybrook Mart and our staff and myself will help you with your many gardening needs. We know that you love to garden, and so do we. Let us help you plan the best garden on the block!

Ryan M Teague, Old Saybrook Garden Mart Manager



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.  And most of them have been grown at Van Wilgen’s own nursery.Looking for a gift?  We always have a great selection of table top planters, patio pots and hanging baskets along with succulents and houseGUILFORD GM FOR WEB plants.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!


In addition to mums, you will also find a tremendous collection of your favorite fall plants along with the unexpected.Our staff is cheerful, dedicated, knowledgeable and anxious to help you make the right choices for your garden.


The Guilford Garden Mart is opened from spring through late December.  With only a short break in early November that allows us to prepare for all your holiday decorating needs.


Come visit us soon, and often.  There is always something new arriving!


Cecile Bardinelli, Guilford Garden Mart Manager,•203-204-1540

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.




In 2011, Van Wilgen’s brought their exceptional brand of customer service and many years of nursery experience to the Post Rd. in Milford. It is this passion for plants and desire to inspire gardeners, novice and advanced alike, that permeates all aspects of our customer experience.

Our devotion to our customers and plant material is evident in the care we take to bring nothing but the highest quality material to your family from ours. Our friendly, energetic, and knowledgeable staff is here to help with all of your gardening needs. We MILFORD WEB IMAGEare your source for many varieties of herbs, vegetables, annuals, perennials, and shrubs alike. Many of which are our own Van Wilgen grown! 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.

Van Wilgen’s Garden Mart in Milford is conveniently located off exit 36 (I-95) on the Boston Post Rd., across from Milford Bank. We are open from 9am-6pm daily during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. We take a short hiatus to restock and provide you with all of your holiday decorative needs. This includes wreaths, Christmas trees, roping, and bunched evergreens.


Richard Baker, Milford Garden Mart Manager,• 203-298-0716

I have been working in retail garden centers for the better part of 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!