Old Saybrook

Whether you are a year round or summer transient our Old Saybrook store has all the color you need to make your home shine. Open from early April through Christmas we have all your gardening and decorating needs covered. We have all of our VW’s soils and mulch to help you spruce up your yard as well as VW’s fertilizers and gardening solution to keep your plants happy, healthy and growing! Stop by and see Jared and the gang, they are ready and eager to help!

Van Wilgens Old Saybrook location.


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 and across from West Marine.

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.

Here at the Old Saybrook location, we are avid gardeners who are ready to help you choose the correct plant for your garden. Our team is cheerful, dedicated, knowledgeable, and anxious to help you make the right choices for your garden. Whether sun or shade, shore, or woods, we have the plant for you! Come visit us soon, and often, we are here for you convenience and remember, there is always something new arriving multiple times a week!


“Plants make us happy and we like to make people happy. In 2010 we finally made it to Milford and couldn’t be more thrilled to share all the things our plants do for people. It may be on a small footprint, but our Milford Garden Mart packs a lot of punch. Monica and her team in Milford are knowledgeable, experienced, and ready to help you tackle whatever you have in mind.”

Van Wilgens Milford location.


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 borders, we are here to answer any questions and look forward to serving you.


It all started at a family reunion… the Bishop family are cousins of ours and we started a conversation about similarities with our 2 brands and a partnership was formed. We often are told people did not even know it was Van Wilgen’s and that means we are doing a good job representing both of our brands. Check out our offering of quick grab gifts, centerpieces or just some flowers to feel good. Katie is eager to meet all the familiar faces of those who shop on the regular and her gregarious personality will make you want to stop by and say hi… it will be easy as we are right outside the farm market entrance for your convenience.

Van Wilgens Guilford location.


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 tabletop planters, patio pots, and hanging baskets along with succulents and houseplants. Fall is fabulous at our Guilford location when we join together with Bishops 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. Come visit us soon, and often. There is always something new arriving!


Opened in the fall of 2021, Clinton is our first full second location that has a building with a store full of everything you need for your lawn and garden, houseplants that will make you jaw drop, and a heated greenhouse to be able to offer everything the mother ship in North Branford does. Ryan Teague came to VW’s as our Old Saybrook manager but his great attitude, attention to detail, and roots in Clinton made him and obvious choice to run our newest store. Stop by and say hi to Ryan, Trevor, and the team and check out the newest VW store!

Van Wilgens Clinton location.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our doors have opened at our newest Garden Center in Clinton, CT. Come pay us a visit at 58 West Main Street for our latest selection of seasonal trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, year-round houseplants, and gardening supplies. Talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members to learn the latest tips and tricks for a stunning garden. We’re always here to help!

North branford

Where all the magic happens!  Our main store and farm occupies almost 60 acres between 2 towns. The town line cuts right through our farm. Believe it or not most of our Van Wilgen Grown plants are in North Branford and our Christmas Trees are in Branford.

Van Wilgens North Branford location.


Located on Valley Road in North Branford, we are in a valley, just as the name of the road says.  Originally a potato farm, Van Wilgen’s started farming this property in 1936 growing nursery stock.  A few years later and we still keep true to our roots.  A bit of the beaten path but close enough to civilization, our picturesque property has an 8 acre pond and the Branford River flowing through the middle.  Perfect place to escape, slow down, enjoy nature and beautiful plants.