The Long Island suburban requirement to be a lawn perfectionist requires a great many trips to the local nursery. Just keeping the grass green can be a fulltime job, but then there’s maintaining the hedges, flowerbed and for the all-out green thumbs, the garden. And to make sure the grass is not in fact greener on the other side, only the Best Nursery will do. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Nursery on Long Island.
Long Islanders voted Hicks Nursery in Westbury the Best Nursery on Long Island!
1. Hicks Nurseries
100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. 516-334-0066. www.hicksnurseries.com
Certainly one of Long Island’s longest-established nurseries and garden centers—founded in 1853—Hicks Nurseries on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury also bills itself as Long Island’s largest. One of its 1,000-plus Facebook fans, a transplanted Long Islander in Florida, recently commented that there’s no place that can compare to Hicks and that she visits each time she’s back in the old ’hood.
2. Old Mill Nursery
1862 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore. 516-679-6228. www.oldmillnurseries.com
With seven years experience, Old Mill Nurseries is Long Islands premiere nursery and horticultural center. Offering an array of different treatments including flowering trees, shrubs, and a beautiful selection of statuary and imported pottery.
3. Martin Viette
6050 Northern Blvd., East Norwich. 516-922-5530. www.martinviette.com
Martin Viette Nurseries is a full-service garden center that provides everything from the highest quality and most unique plant material to exquisite garden accents, award-winning landscape services, and a friendly staff.