We love plant people.
We also love dog people. Cat people. Not-so-green-thumb people. Garden groupies. Tree huggers. Flower fanatics. Yep, we love you all!
The Gardener’s Center is your year-round garden center offering a wide selection of unique and sought-after outdoor and indoor plants, designer pottery, gardening supplies, floristry services, container design services, gifts and more.
We’re committed to providing exceptional service and horticultural expertise. We are your gurus of gardens and floristry!
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Deer & Critter Resistant Plants
Saturday, April 8, 2023
10:30am – 11:30am
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Let's Talk Helebores (Lenten Rose)
Sean, the horticulture guru at The Gardener’s Center discusses why you should have hellebores in your life, especially for our Zone 6/7 coastal Connecticut gardens. These beauties are shade-loving perennial with early winter to spring blooms; evergreen and live for decades; and works great as a spring container “thriller,” then into your garden for year-round interest.
Watch Sean’s video for more details and learn why hellebores are a worthy investment. Happy gardening!
Find an ever-changing selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and edibles. We offer a huge selection of designer pottery, garden art and statuary and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Our indoor greenhouse is THE place for plant enthusiasts and new plant parents alike. Find exceptional and hard-to-find houseplants. Questions? Our expert horticulturalists are here to help.
Our full-service floristry department offers exceptionally beautiful fresh-cut flowers and greenery, and masterfully-designed floral arrangements for every occasion and local events.
Work with our designer for custom-designed containers. We build on-site with expert creativity, care and attention to detail with carefully selected plant material catered to your space and light conditions.
Pro Tips for Enjoying Your Living Christmas Tree
A living Christmas tree is one that still has the roots attached to it, and may be in a pot or a burlap sack. As Sean, our horticulture guru here at The Gardener’s Center says, they’re going to “continue on with their lives” after the Christmas season and will get...Read More
Selecting & Caring for your Fresh-cut Christmas Tree
It looks, smells and feels like Christmas in the nursery! Sean, our horticulture guru here at The Gardener’s Center, shares tips about selecting your fresh-cut tree, and how to keep your tree happy, healthy and—most importantly—safe while it’s in the house during the holiday season. But first…Read More
Keeping Your Containers “Happy and Healthy” Over the Winter
Sean, the horticulture guru at The Gardener's Center in Darien, CT, talks about which pots can take the winter elements and which pots need to be brought in or protected. He also has advice on HOW to protect them. He puts plant pots into four groups: terracotta, cast stone/concrete, fiber...Read More
Keeping Your Hardy Plants in Containers Over the Winter
If you have plants that live in pots all year long, including through the winter, do you know what to do to keep them happy and healthy?Read More
Are Ornamental Cabbages & Kales the Perfect Fall Plant?
According to Sean, ornamental cabbages and kales give you the most bang for your buck. These long-lasting plants are “as good as it can get.”Read More
When you have questions, we're here to help
It isn’t enough to just buy plants and tools and all the stuff it takes to practice the art of gardening. You need somebody to talk to, somebody in touch with the earth. At The Gardener’s Center, you’ll find such people.
We are either trained horticulturalists or are just head-over-roots passionate about what we do. Our mission is to help your gardens grow and flourish.
And if you need more help after you get them home, we’re here to give you that, too. Our goal is simple. We want to make you so good at gardening that it becomes second nature. Then, together, we can let the good times grow.