noun: horticulture

the art or practice of garden cultivation and management.

“Working in a garden is like digging knowledge from the earth.” ― Karthikeyan V

Local Nurseries

Online Retailers

Arrowhead Dahlia
Brent & Becky’s Bulbs
Bulb growers since 1900, large quantity pricing.
Brushwood Nursery
Unusual clematis and other climbers
David Austin Roses
All the best English roses.
High Country Gardens
Pioneers in sustainable gardens, native plants, water wise planting, pollinators

High Country Roses**
Grown on their own root and for our climate.
Peonys Envy
Beautiful, unusual varieties
Swan Island Dahlias
White Flower Farm
Note growing zones.


The Brooklyn Botanic Garden which has 52 acres adjacent to Prospect Park was opened in 1911, with the Native Flora Garden being the first established section. It also had the first Children’s Garden.

Orchids are 90 million years old and are found on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. 

In the 1800’s, the sap from the milkweed plant was used to treat smallpox.