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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.

Cayuga Compost, P&S Excavating LLC

3225 Agard Rd. Trumansburg NY
(607) 387- 6826
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 Daylilies

77 Halseyville Rd., Enfield, NY
(607) 220-3733 Joan.adler95@gmail.com
Specializing in daylily cultivars with over 300 varieties. Open weekends during daylily season: July – early August. Fridays, 4-7 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 11AM – 4 PM; or by appointment. Price range $6-$20. Browsers are welcome. Purchasers create orders while the lilies are in bloom and return for orders when they are lifted in early September. Daylilies can also be dug at time of selection.
From Ithaca. take NYS Rte. 79W for 7 miles to the flashing light at Halseyville Rd. Turn right on Halseyville. Cayuga Daylilies is on the right about ¼ mile from the intersection. Look for the “OPEN” banner and the “Daylilies” sign.

Cayuga Landscape

2712 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca NY
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

1408 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca NY
(607) 227-6147

Tree nursery: Bare root fruit trees, rootstocks, and scion wood delivered via UPS or pickup. No public sales area, internet or phone orders only. Custom grafting available. Retail and wholesale pricing available. Specializing in heirloom apple varieties and Geneva rootstocks.

Products: Apple, pear, peach, plum, cherry, apricot trees. Two-year old, bare root. Rootstocks. Scion wood.

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
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
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
Products: Perennials, annuals and vegetable seedlings
Directions: Take Route 13 south toward Newfield. Earlybird is located on the right, approximately 4 miles out of Ithaca.

Edible Acres

Trumansburg, NY

Permaculture nursery focused on super hardy, easy to grow perennial food and medicine plants

Products:Wide range of trees including Chestnut, Persimmon, Paw Paw, Nanking Cherry and more as well as Elderberry, Currants and many other shrubs and herbaceous edible and medicinal perennial plants

Services Offered:Consultation to help people develop food forests right where they live.

Greentree Garden Supply

606 Elmira Rd, Ithaca NY
(607) 272-3666
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
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.

Mehrabyan Nursery

259 Seven Mile Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 229 4943

Growing grated and summer budded fruit trees as well as different type of seedlings: nut, pawpaw, persimmon, mulberry and more.

Products: nut trees: Carpathian walnuts, Chinies chestnuts, American and European hazelnuts; fruit trees: apples, apricots, nectarines, pears, peaches, and plums; berry bushes: currant, elderberry.


2826 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca NY
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.

The Plantsmen

482 Peruville Road, Groton NY
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
(607) 539-7927
Products and Services: Hanging baskets, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, fall mums, seasonal produce.

The Village Greenhouse

4740 E. Bates Rd., Trumansburg NY
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.

Twisted Tree Farm

279 Washburn Road Spencer, NY 14883


607 229 2482

High quality plants grown organically, excellent local genetics

Products: Fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and perennials

Z's Nutty Ridge LLC

5296 Town Line Rd., McGraw NY 13101


607 310-1318

Regionally adapted nut tree seedlings and cultivars.

Products: Hazelnut seedling and cultivars, Chestnut seedlings, Walnut seedlings including Persian (English) and Heartnut (Japanese)

Services Offered: “The Hazelnuts and Chestnut Handbook: All you need to know to grow hazelnuts and chestnuts from 2 to 20,000 trees.”

Last updated April 10, 2024