Agriculture on Long Island would be nothing without all the botany most every home flaunts. The Long Island suburban requirement to be a lawn perfectionist forces 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 Nurseries in Westbury Best Nursery/Garden Store on Long Island!
1. Hicks Nurseries
100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. 516-334-0066. www.hicksnurseries.com
Founded in 1853, Hicks Nurseries is the oldest nursery and garden center on Long Island. This local staple offers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants, flowers and accessories, plus an extensive collection of casual furniture, garden accents and silk flower arrangements you won’t find anywhere else. A staff of expert horticulturalists is always available to help you solve any gardening problem or to provide a helping hand in making your selections. Throughout the year, Hicks offer free seminars, workshops, holiday festivals and family events, which make this place not only a garden store, but a Long Island tradition.
2. Old Mill Nurseries
1862 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore. www.oldmillnurseries.com
3. Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop
250 Atlantic Ave., Freeport. 516-378-7357. www.atlanticnursery.com