Welcome to Horsfords

Welcome to Horsford Gardens and Nursery in beautiful Charlotte, Vermont. Local gardeners have trusted us with growing for their landscapes since 1893. We are proud to use integrated and sustainable horticultural practices, and employ talented growers from our community.
Horsfords outdoor Garden Center and glass greenhouses
Garden Center
The Garden Center is open to all and staffed by passionate gardeners here to help you grow. Stock up on compost, topsoil, bulbs, pottery, and tools. We are happy to coordinate deliveries and plantings for your landscape as well.
View inside glass greenhouses in spring

Horsford's restored two antique Lord & Burnham glass greenhouses in order to expand growing potential in a grand tradition. We connected these houses using the glass and cypress beams from the original greenhouses dating back to the late 1800s. Unlike the disposable plastic greenhouses of today, glass allows summer heat and winter cold to break pest cycles. We grow annual flowers, kitchen herbs, and vegetable plants with the help of beneficial insects and integrated pest management.

Aerial view of some of growing fields and display gardens in fall
Nursery Growing Fields

We are dedicated to growing timeless plants like crabapples and lilacs, as well as cherished native species like oak and maple on 40 acres of growing fields. Visit in spring for awaited blossoms, in summer for prolific flora, and in fall for spectacular foliage. If you see a tree or shrub in our fields that you have to have, one of our team members will be happy to tag it for you. Our field crew will dig it at the appropriate time.

Perennials shopping area and hoop house
Shop from hundreds of varieties of hardy, reliable perennials available in one-gallon, two-gallon, and three-inch pot sizes. We grow hard-to-find selections, important natives, and superb collections of classics like daylily, peony, and hosta.
Shrub growing mat with rows of plants

Shrubs are versatile in privacy plantings, pollinator hedgerows, flowering borders, and as celebrated specimens. We grow a diverse variety of evergreen and deciduous species for all preferences and sites.

Variety of plants in sun display garden
Display Gardens
When visiting the nursery, be sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy a stroll through our many display gardens, including:

-Annual Garden
-Carriage Barn Cutting Garden
-Dahlia and Zinnia Cutting Garden
-Daylily and Phlox Circle Garden
-Welcome Garden
-Herb Garden
-Mixed Evergreen and Deciduous Shrub Border Garden
-Peony Row
-Pondside Peony Planting
-Perennial Shade Garden
-Perennial Sun Garden
-Rain Garden
-Rock Garden
-Rose Garden
-Spring Bulb Garden
-Additional growing beds for propagating and testing