Nursery & Greenhouses

The Nursery at Mad River Garden Center is stocked with trees and shrubs that are hardy to our zones 3 and 4. This is to ensure longevity of your plants through our harshest winters. We welcome you to explore our greenhouses brimming with annuals, herb and vegetable plants and lush hanging baskets that gc008-1are ready to go. Is your yard too shady or has a lot of sun? That is not a problem. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the rows of plants to help you pick out the varieties that will best suit your needs.

You can count on us to carry good old landscape staples and some interesting and fun specimens, too, such as asparagus, horseradish and rhubarb. We also offer easy to grow edibles like apples, blueberries, pale-lilacstrawberries and raspberries! Get a jump start on spring with one of our starter plant kits, eco-friendly pots, seed trays, grow lights, heat pads and locally produced organic starting mixes.

We recognize that nursery purchases are an important investment to the enjoyment and function of your property, and we’d love to help you find what’s right for you and your space. Also, don’t forget… shrubs make great living gifts!

IMG_3197We carry a selection of potting soils, peat moss, and composts, as well as a variety of mulches and stone. Delivery is available for bulk quantities.

What are Hardiness Zones?

The Plant Hardiness Zones divide the United States and Canada into 11 areas based on a 10 degree Fahrenheit difference in the average annual minimum temperature. (The United States falls within Zones 2 through 10). For example, the lowest average temperature in Zone 2 is -50 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, while the minimum average temperature in zone 10 is +30 to +40 degrees Fahrenheit. See more.


Suggested hardiness zones have been indicated for all trees and perennials available online from the Foundation. If a range of zones, for example, zones 4-9, is indicated, the tree or perennial is known to be hardy in zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Suitable hardiness means a plant can be expected to grow in the zone’s temperature extremes, as determined by the lowest average annual temperature.

Keep in mind that local variations such as moisture, soil, winds, and other conditions might affect the viability of individual plants.