Instead of going on a regular garden tour, I organized a garden nursery tour.
I mapped out some of the best nurseries in the area ( Okay, so I know all the nurseries within a 50 mile radius of my house) They are in abundance on the North Fork of Long Island!
I cut any coupons for participating nurseries and included them in a pretty goodie bag along with
various botanical products( lip balm, trial size hand cream, hand wipes), some small snacks and a water bottle.
On The day chosen, we all met at my house and piled into 2 cars.
The day was a lot of fun, oohhing and aahhing while shopping for plants together. It not only gave us a great opportunity to be together but we also got to exchange knowledge/experience for a lot of different plants.
We ended with a lunch at my house.
While this idea may not be original, I had never heard of it before.
Has anyone else heard of this?
So for this post, I wanted to share three of my favorite nurseries.
If you are in the area, they are definitely worth a visit.
My next favorite is Verderbers Nursery
459 Main Road Aquebogue, NY
They have a HUGE array of plant material, including specimen trees
and ornamental shrubs and statuary.
They have fair prices for the quality they offer.
Last is Peconic River Herb Farm
Calverton, NY 631-369-0058
Located on a beautiful river front setting and they encourage you to bring a picnic lunch.
We must have hundreds of garden centers, farm stands, wineries and nurseries here on the North Fork of Long Island. It is a beautiful place to live. Now if I could just get to the local grocery store without having to pass all of these places....