Looking to liven up a room in your home or finally ready to work on your garden? Then visit one of the many great Buffalo Niagara nurseries and greenhouses.

by Max Fisher

Looking for brand spankin’ new plant child(ren)? The Buffalo Niagara region is loaded with fantastic nurseries and greenhouses to choose from

Gather ’round, Ye Green Thumbs

Nurseries? Stop right there because I know what you’re thinking, and no, we’re not talking about toddlers. We’re talking about flowers and gardens (more specifically plants, but you have to take some artistic liberties from time to time if you want a good rhythm)—the weather’s hot. The sun’s constantly in your face. You know what that means? Besides needing to stock up on SPF 40, the plants in the Buffalo Niagara area are in prime form to be taken home and add a little naturalistic beauty to your humble abode.

So let’s get into it and see what awaits in the many nurseries in Buffalo Niagara!

A Specialized Endeavor

I am sure a lot of people don’t know about nurseries (to be honest, I didn’t know for a while myself. I thought nurseries dealt exclusively with children.), but here’s the definition so you to can brag to your friends about how you know two definitions for the same word and also can become a true menace at scrabble as an added bonus “a place where young plants and trees are grown for sale or for planting elsewhere.” I know what just popped in your head (I know I’m a regular mind reader today. But let’s be honest, dear reader, you and I know by now that we’re both pretty much simpatico at this point.) “That’s nice and all, but didn’t you do a piece on florists? Why would I go to a place like this when I could go to a florist?”

And although that is valid, and I am more than flattered to know that people other than those in my immediate family are reading these earth-shattering pieces, my answer to you, my consistently astute reader, is specialization. You don’t go to a nursery for cut roses and sunflower (because that’s not the place to buy them, although they do have them in most cases). You go to a nursery because you want top-notch plants, trees and shrubs that you hope one day will become big old trees. The type you love so much you give it a big bear hug every morning (No, it’s not weird. Love is love remember?) Think of a nursery as a specialty shop for plant life and only plant life.

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Now imagine it’s got this friendly grassroots farmers market vibe as you go through it. Sure, there are the nurseries at Lowe’s and Home Depot, and they have an expensive selection, and the employees are friendly and everything, but grassroots feel? Absolutely not, so for that matter, that’s the last I’m going to speak about them for the duration of this piece.

Lincoln Park Nursery

Instead, I’m going to focus on Lincoln Park Nursery (and let this be proof that on a rare occasion, I do manage to go other places other than Elmwood). Why do I like the Lincoln Park Nursery? Other than the fact that it shares the name of one of my favorite childhood bands, the Lincoln Park Nursery checks all the boxes on the old Max Fisher checklist. We’re talking about locally grown trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, and annuals, just to name a few. So it’s all community-based, which you know I’m all for.

Suppose you’re looking to build your garden from scratch (if you are, hats off, that’s a hell of a lot of work). They will bring everything you need to you, and they’ll plant it for you! (So even if you just hire these guys and when it’s all said and done you say that you did it all from scratch. I promise I won’t judge you). But perhaps my favorite aspect of the place is its layout. It’s not so much a park as it’s a kind of Japanese Garden by way of Western New York. No Coy fish are floating in a pond, but a lot of colorful plants elegantly lying about as if they naturally grew there. Then they have those winding stone tile path things I can’t remember the exact name of (editors note: pavers), but they make any place seem fancy, and to a boring meat and potatoes guy such as myself, it just adds to the overall appeal.

I’m not giving this place its just due. I need to brush up on my gardening and button lingo, but I know one thing, this place just feels right! The place gives a real lax vibe which is probably another subconscious reason I referred to it as a kind of Japanese Garden. It’s one of those places that’s not the biggest in the world. It’s not the splashiest. They don’t have $2,000 plants (or if they do, I sure won’t be buying them). But if you have to remind yourself to look for something to buy because you’ve been too engrossed just looking around for several minutes because you just like the vibe this place gives off, I’d count that as a good sign.

And the selection at Lincoln Park Nursery? Like I mentioned briefly before, they got you covered on pretty much whatever needs covering. They even sell indoor plants now, so you can spruce up that living room or kitchen with a nice plant or two while those guys are outside. Meanwhile, you’re working diligently on your garden making sure everything is meticulously in place.

Royal Gem Crabapple from Lincoln Park Nursery

Plant Love

Can anyone among us genuinely say that they don’t like plants? Granted, the only time the majority of us achieve a green thumb is when we get it from turning into the Hulk due to sheer frustration. Still, maintenance and frustration aside, we all love plants. And the many nurseries in Buffalo Niagara serve as your one-stop shop for them. Even if you just need a bit of help taking care of your new plant, nurseries are also great places to get tips and tricks.

So, if you’re looking to liven up a room or two in your home, or your finally ready to put the work into that garden that will make you the envy of all your neighbors, check out a nursery in your area no matter your reason for going as long as it’s plant-related. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the beginning middle or end of your plant journey; you’re in the right place.

Nurseries & Greenhouses in Buffalo Niagara

choose any location to see nursery/greenhouse information, get directions, & more.
A-1 Land Care

Lewiston

Adam’s Nursery And Garden Center

Lancaster

Alcliff Landscaping And Nursery

Niagara Falls

Angle Acres Greenhouse

Orchard Park

Arbordale Nurseries

Getzville

Badding Bros Market and Garden Center

East Amherst

Bella Terra Greenhouse

Angola

Bengert Greenhouse

West Seneca

Bedford’s Greenhouse

Akron

Berner Farms

Elma

Bill Weber’s Greenhouse And Farm Market

West Seneca

Bison Nursery

Clarence

Blasdell Nursery

Blasdell

Boka Farms

Lockport

Charlie’s Greenhouse & Farm

Clarence Center

Chestnut Ridge Nursery

Orchard Park/Springville

Donald Spoth Farm & Greenhouse

Amherst

Draudt’s Farm Market & Greenhouses

Hamburg

Earsing’s Greenhouse

West Seneca

Faery’s Nursery

Ransomville

Gardenville Blooms

West Seneca

Goodman’s Farm Market

Niagara Falls

Gullo’s Garden Center

Hamburg

H. A. Treichler & Sons

Sanborn

Heimiller Greenhouses

Newfane

Henry’s Gardens

Eden

Hi-Way Garden Center

Amherst, Lockport

J.F Krantz Topsoil And Nursery

Clarence

J&S Greenhouse

Blasdell

Johnson’s Nursery

East Aurora

Johnston’s Greenhouse

Gasport

Kopp’s Greenhouses

Corfu

La Roses Farm Market & Garden Center

Lockport

Lavocat’s Greenhouse And Nursery

East Amherst

Lincoln Park Nursery

Amherst

Lockwood Greenhouses and Farms

Hamburg

Masterson’s Garden Center

East Aurora

Menne Garden Artistry

North Tonawanda

Michaels Nursery And Yard

Lockport

Mischler’s Flowers & Greenhouses

Williamsville

Mitchell Greenhouses

Alden

Murray Bros Nurseries And Garden Center

Orchard Park

Northridge Nursery And Garden Center

West Seneca

Northtown Garden Center

Tonawanda

O’Connor Family Greenhouse

Ransomville

Orchard Parks And Gardens

Orchard Park

Patrick’s Garden Center

North Tonawanda

Petals And Pines Garden Center

West Seneca

Ransom Road Greenhouse

Grand Island

Rudolph Galley And Son’s

Buffalo

Russells Tree and Shrub Farm

East Amherst

Seasonal Nursery And Landscaping

Elma

Seneca Greenhouse

West Seneca

Stedmen Old Farm Nursery

Clarence

Szulis Florist & Greenhouse

Clarence Center

Wayside Nursery

Niagara Falls

Weeks Nursery And Greenhouse

Clarence

Wheatfield Gardens

North Tonawanda

Wolf’s Nursery

Lockport

Woodstream Nurseries

Clarence

Zehr’s on the Lake Garden Center

Burt

What do you think of our guide to nurseries and greenhouses in Buffalo Niagara? Know a great one that we missed? What is your favorite spot? Let us know.

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