There are so many new things I am excited for you to see the store this season!  Decorative solar lanterns, perfect for your backyard porch or patio.  Wonderful kinetic spinners that add movement to your garden; short ones, tall ones, colorful ones and some that even glow in the dark. Need a pair of boots? We have fun patterns for everyone, including my new favorite, chickens!  You can jump in all sorts of puddles!

Getting down to basics, we have every gardening item you need.  From gloves to hats to tools and everything in between.  We love the colorful Drammstore 1 hoses so much we use them in our growing and retail houses and we would be happy to help you find just the right one for your garden. And because we love our families, we have some really fun stuff for the kids too including an outdoor playground. For our loyal birders,  we are proud to carry birdseed from Sun Country Farms, a great company who developed the worlds’ most economically, environmentally and socially sustainable birdseed in the world. They also sponsored our Electric Car charger you see right outside our store. For those who like bring your dog along for your visit, be sure to ask one of our cashiers for a biscuit for your furry friend.  

Happy Gardening!

Elaine Blackstone, Operations Manager,, 203-488-2110 x 109

My career at Van Wilgen’s started with a trip to Alaska. I wanted a part time job to help out with my trip, so I started as a cashier in 1998.  I fell in love with everything about Van Wilgen’s. The products we sell, the staff, our wonderful customers and the experience. So in 1999 I changed careers and started full time here. I have worn many different hats over the years. Currently I purchase most of the items you see in the store and handle most of the day to day operations.




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Van Wilgen’s Solution Center is the place to come for all your plant and lawn care health needs.  From fruit to flowers, we have all the essentials to keep your plants thriving.  Your lawn isn’t green enough?  We have just the fertilizer for that!  Your Hibiscus is getting eaten by some insect?  We have just the control for that!  Your roses are coated with powdery mildew?  We have just the fungicide for that!   You don’t know what is going on with your plant?  We will work together to figure it out! At the Solution Center we offer a wide variety of Organic and Conventional products to satisfy all of our customers.

The Solution Center wants to keep you in the know.  Look for Stacey’s Tips on our website and e-news for additional insights and suggestions.  For the Stacey Tip Logolatest buzz, you can also find me on our Van Wilgen’s videos.

Come see us at the Van Wilgen’s Solution Center.  We would love to help!

Stacey Pope, Lawn & Garden Specialist,, 203-488-2110 x139• CANP certified

Come see me at the Van Wilgen’s Solution Center.  I love to help customers solve lawn & garden dilemmas.  Some people refer to me as the “Bug Lady”.  I don’t mind.  Bring me any insect or disease problem and we will work together to find the solution.  Want the greenest lawn on the block?  I can develop a lawn care program just for you.

It gives me such joy to work with my Van Wilgen’s “family” to bring you garden success.  I basically grew up stacey tips art 1in the green industry.  I come from a family of pest, lawn, and tree care professionals. I am an accredited
nursery professional who has worn many uniforms, crawled in many buggy crawlspaces, treated many trees, and worked on many golf courses. Green is in my veins.

Don’t forget to check out “Stacey’s Tips”.  Thanks a bunch!