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Local Nurseries and Garden Centers

Tompkins County has a wide selection of locally-owned garden centers and nurseries. When you shop at locally-owned nurseries you get great service and high-quality plants that are acclimated to our region while helping support our local economy.

Bakers Acres

1104 Auburn Road, Lansing NY
April: M-F 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; weekends 9:00 am - 5 pm
May-June: M-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; weekends 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
July-August: M-F 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; weekends 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
September-October: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; weekends 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perennials, herbs, specialty annuals, trees, shrubs, roses, vegetable seedlings
Special features: 20+ display gardens, container gardens, miniature and fairy gardens, u-pick apples in fall
Take Route 13 to Triphammer Rd. exit for the malls. Turn left onto Triphammer Rd. Travel approx. 4 miles to the end of Triphammer Rd. Go straight through the four-way stop light. At the next stop sign turn right onto Rt. 34. Bakers' is approximately 5 miles north on Rt. 34. Baker's Acres will be on your left.

Cayuga Compost, P&S Excavating LLC

3225 Agard Rd. Trumansburg NY
(607)387- 6826
Hours: 8am to 4pm Monday - Friday
Products: Compost, stone, mulch, sand and topsoil
Directions: Take Route 96 North approximately 8 miles, then turn right onto Agard Road. Go 1.5 miles to Cayuga Compost.

Cayuga Landscape

2712 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca NY
Hours: 8 am -6 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -5 pm Saturday;10 am -4 pm Sunday
Products and Services: Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, native plants, landscaping services
Directions: Take Route 13 North to the Triphammer Road exit and turn left off the exit ramp. Go 2 miles on Triphammer Road to Cayuga Landscape on the left.

Cummins Nursery/Indian Creek Farm

1408 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca NY
(607) 227-6147
Hours: U-pick and farm stand: May-November, sunrise to sunset
Nursery trees only available through the website
Products and Services:Indian Creek Farm: U-pick fruits and vegetables; picnic areas; farm stand
Directions: Take Route 96 north from Ithaca. Indian Creek is 2 miles on the left, past the hospital.

Der Rosenmeister

190 Seven Mile Drive, Ithaca NY
Hours: Weekends only from May 1 - July 4, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Other times by appointment only
Products and Services: Climbing and rambling roses; Lectures and presentations on all aspects of roses; Garden design and consultation
Directions: Take Rt 13 south from Ithaca and after approximately 2 miles turn right onto Seven Mile Drive. Der Rosenmeister is located one mile on the left.

Dryden Agway

59 West Main Street, Dryden NY
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturdays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; Sundays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Products and Services: Seeds, flower bulbs, onion sets, seed potatoes, berry bushes, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, trees, soils, mulch, fertilizers, pesticides, organic products, peat moss, compost, canning supplies
Directions: Located in the village of Dryden on Main Street (Route 13). From Ithaca take Route 13 north to Dryden, approximately 13 miles. Dryden Agway is on the right side in the village of Dryden.

Earlybird Farm

1100 Elmira Road, Ithaca NY
Hours: April-October: 8 am - 7 pm, seven days a week
Products: Perennials, annuals and vegetable seedlings
Directions: Take Route 13 south toward Newfield. Earlybird is located on the left, approximately 1 mile out of Ithaca.

Greentree Garden Supply

606 Elmira Rd, Ithaca NY
(607) 272-3666
Hours:10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Products and Services: Indoor and outdoor garden supplies, including their own line of potting soils blended on-site. Also high-quality nutrients, indoor grow lights, hydroponics, irrigation supplies, soil and soil amendments.
Directions: Take route 13 South from Ithaca. Greentree is less than a mile outside the city, on the right just past Buttermilk and the intersection of routes 13 and 13A.

Ithaca Agway

213 South Fulton Street, Ithaca NY
April-June: M-F 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
July-March: M-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sundays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Products and Services: Garden supplies including nursery, gifts and pottery; Pet food and supplies; Wild bird food and supplies; Equine and livestock feed and supplies; Hardware supplies and painting supplies; Power equipment for home and landscape
Directions: Located on Fulton Street (Route 13 south )in Ithaca, at the intersection with Green Street. There is also an entrance on the Meadow Street (Route 13 north) side of the store. The Power Equipment and Feed Store are located on the west side of Fulton Street.


2826 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca NY
Hours: Spring/Summer
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
Products and Services: Seasonal garden center and year-round tropical greenhouse, full service florist, plant installation and maintenance
Directions: Take Route 13 North to the Triphammer Road exit. Turn left on Triphammer Road and go 3 miles - Michaleen's is located on the left.


863 Hayts Road, Ithaca NY
Hours: By appointment only
Products and Services: Green roof plants, soil media, consulting

Plantasia Nursery

634 Dawson Hill Rd., Spencer NY
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)
Closed in winter
Products and Services: Ornamental trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials, edibles, specimen conifers, Japanese maples. Primarily a wholesale nursery but open to the public and retail customers are always welcome.
Directions: From Ithaca, take Rt 13 south to NY 34/96 south to Spencer. Make a left at the flashing light in Spencer onto Rt 96 S. Go .5 mile and turn left onto Dawson Hill Road. Continue up Dawson Hill Road about 3 miles, Plantasia Nursery is on the left.

The Plantsmen

482 Peruville Road, Groton NY
Monday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Products and Services: Retail Nursery - Landscape - Stonework - Design – Maintenance
We grow perennials, grasses, ferns, ground covers, shrubs, trees, vines, wetland plants, organic veggie starts, annuals, and more. We are also proud to grow more native species than any other retail nursery in NY state.
Directions: Take the North Triphammer Road exit off Route 13. Follow North Triphammer north, toward Lansing, for 5 miles. You will see a blinking red light at a 4-way stop intersection. Turn right here, onto 34B heading east. Then go 2 miles and the nursery is on your left.

RC's Plants and Produce

197 White Church Road, Brooktondale NY
Hours: May-October - Open every day from 9 am until dark
Products and Services: Hanging baskets, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, fall mums, seasonal produce.

The Village Greenhouse

4740 E. Bates Rd., Trumansburg NY
Open May - December
Monday - Wednesday: By chance or appointment
Thursday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Products and Services:
Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals & veggie plants, bulk mulch & materials delivery, bagged goods & limited gardening tools and supplies
Landscape construction & maintenance: Design/Build, Stonework & Hardscaping, Planting, Garden & Turf Maintenance
Directions: From Rt. 96 N: Go 2 miles North past the village. Take a right turn on to Bates Rd. Continue on Bates Rd. for 1.5 miles. From Rte. 89 N: Follow 89 N 3 miles past Taughannock State Park. Take a left on Kingtown Rd. then your first right on to E. Bates Rd.


Chrys Gardener
Commercial / Community Horticulture Educator
(607) 272-2292 (Voicemail #241)

Last updated June 24, 2015