Garden Center

The Mad River Garden Center has been a fixture of the Mad River Valley for over 25 years. It is a locally owned and operated Garden Center offering year round landscaping and property management services, seasonal nursery and greenhouse plants, a full service florist and garden center store.  We are open year round with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that is ready to help.


Spring is a very busy time at the Mad River Garden Center. Our staff is busy in the greenhouses planting starter plants. By mid April our locally grown perennials are ready to go.

Get a jump start on your spring and summer gardening projects with grow lights and heat pads available in our store. We have a nice selection of organic biodegradable/eco pots and seed trays to start your seedlings in as well as a fabulous selection of vegetable, herbs and flower seeds. Ask about our all-organic starting mixes as well.

We have a wonderful selection of early blooming potted plants just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day. You’ll find blooming hyacinths, mini daffodils, jonquils, and tulips. These lovely early blooming potted plants make lovely gifts and are also a great way to get your spring fix by adding a touch of spring color to your home.

May 1st the greenhouses open to the public. You will find a variety of vegetable starters, herbs, geraniums in a beautiful array of colors, ground cover plants, shade plants, drought tolerant plants, high heat/direct sun plants and much av008more. All have been hand selected from local growers to ensure they will thrive in our climate. Along with the fabulous bedding plants we have a nice selection of lush hanging baskets to choose from. We are also happy to create custom hanging baskets to fit your needs.

We are proud to carry locally made pottery, bird feeders, locally grown plant and vegetable starters, trees and shrubs, indoor plants and much more. We offer high end garden seed by Jonathan Greene available in 1 lbs. to 50 lbs. bags. We have many different varieties to choose from.

IMG_3196Organic manure compost fertilizers, soil amendments, and environmentally compatible pest controls from North Country Organics in Bradford, Vermont and Vermont Natural Ag Products in Middlebury, Vermont (MOO doo, dirt, plant, and grow). Available in several size bags. In addition we also carry Neptune fish fertilizer, Bonide additives, supplements and much more.

Our locally produced shredded bark mulch from Derby, Vermont is dye free and comes in spruce, cedar, hemlock and coca shells. Our mulch is available by the bag and in bulk quantities. We also carry a nice selection of crushed marble, pea stone and river rock. Delivery to your property or job site is available.

At the Mad River Garden Center we offer a wide selection of garden clogs and boots. Shade your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with gardening hats. Protect your hands with our complete line of Women’s Work and Atlas gardening gloves. Our best seller is the Nitrile. The palm has a coating of nylon and a breathable back. Rejuvenate dry and rough hands with our selection of gardener’s skin care.

For digging in the garden we have an extensive selection of garden hand tools, spades, weeders, hoes, rakes and digging forks. For watering your plants we carry watering cans, garden hoses, hose nozzles and garden sprinklers. When it comes time to trim we have a full selection of hand pruners, pruning knives and axes, hedge shears and loppers. Get organized with plant labels and garden markers, potting benches and garden tool organizers.

Clean your yard and garden with composting and compost bins, garden carts and wheel barrows, garden totes, garden rakes and leaf rakes. Measure temperature and rain fall amounts with our outdoor thermometers, hygrometers, rain gauges and garden soil testers. Get control of outdoor pests with wildlife and insect deterrents. Expand your gardening knowledge with books from our hand-picked book selection. Our books and guides will help you expand your knowledge of the gardening world. Great for the beginner or seasoned gardener.potting-display-counter

Give a gift of green this year with a selection from a our wide variety of garden gifts. We have garden gifts for container, vegetable and flower gardeners. We can create and deliver custom gift baskets or containers.

A beautiful selection of house plants, locally grown in Colchester, Vermont arrives monthly. Consider giving a plant as a gift for special occasions instead of flowers. We have many varieties to choose from–many that will flourish in low light, that are drought resistant, and some flowering. We have many that are hanging or already potted. Want to change pots? We will be more then happy to re-pot your plant(s) for you. Need staking? We can do that too. We have a wide variety of products to help keep your house plants healthy and happy.

Plant food, pest control, stakes, overflow trays, and an eclectic offering of indoor and outdoor pottery made from many different materials are available. You’ll find biodegradable/eco friendly, clay, terra-cotta and resin pots. From self-watering pots to pots with matching bases, you’ll find just the right one for your needs.

When Fall arrives we have products to help you re-pot, transplant, and feed your indoor plants for the season.

Winter signals holidays and a full array of holiday gifts, fresh floral arrangements, colorful poinsettias, Vermont grown Christmas trees and holiday greens. The Mad River Garden Center is your one-stop holiday shop for locally grown decorating greens, roping, potted bulbs, books, gardening tools, pottery, hookery, hats, gloves, gardening clogs, bird feeders, and much, much more. From beginner to the advanced gardener we have fabulous gifts sure to please all on your list.

itemWUnsure what to give? Our knowledgeable gardening staff can help you create the perfect holiday gardeners gift basket. Our floral decorators are busy creating festive tabletop arrangements, mantel pieces, custom evergreen wreaths and roping/garland made from fresh locally grown greens.

Our experienced floral department will schedule holiday interior and exterior home decorating. Services include; Christmas tree setup and trimming, mantel and stair railing trimming (using your ornaments/decor items or ours or both), window, door and table trimming, trimming your porch or entryway, walkways, trees and shrubs. Whether for your family or a party setting, let our staff help make your holidays bright and festive.

The garden center has a fabulous selection of fresh pre-made items ready to take home. Looking for a one of a kind custom piece? We make it easy for you. Just call or email ahead and we will have your items ready to go.