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Alcott’s Greenhouse and Garden Center had very humble beginning as a family operated dairy farm in the 1940’s when Clifford Alcott brought his dairy of cows to Pleasant Valley.

Alcott's store frontAs time went on Cliff’s son Keith got restless with the dairy and crop farming and teamed up with Dr. Ray Sheldrake of Cornell University to build his first Cornell “21”, a wood and plastic structure to grow hot house tomatoes. The venture went so well that Keith built 8 more 21 x 100 ft green houses the following year and planted tomatoes in one of the first soil mixes developed by Dr. Sheldrake.

As the greenhouse industry developed so did Keith’s greenhouse operation, with the addition of flowering hanging baskets and bedding plants. Keith produced geranium cuttings for other growers throughout the northeast, and while he did this, his wife Liz started and expanded the retail garden center to what it is today.

Greenhouse interiorIn 1980 Keith and Liz welcomed a 3rd generation, their son Brad, into the business. Brad brought some fresh ideas from his days at Cornell to the business and this allowed the greenhouses wholesale division to grow into new markets. As the business grew, so did the number of greenhouses at Alcott’s.

Alcott Greenhouse and Garden Center now operates nearly 90.000 sq. ft. of greenhouses, and sells hundreds of types of plants throughout New York and into Pennsylvania. They are a major source of plant material for fundraisers, churches, garden centers, florist shops, and the consumers that visit their shop on Route 20 in Waterville, NY.

Retail shopTheir Garden Center isn’t just a source for Easter plants, spring plants, perennials, fall mums or poinsettias.  They also offer fresh and artificial flower arrangements, gift ideas, candles, garden accents, Christmas decor, and much more.

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Hours 9 Am - 5 PM Daily


Wreath Making Workshop
Saturday, December 5th. 9am-5pm

$20 per person for one bassalm, white pine, or cedar wreath and one bow.

*Additional decorations will be available to purchase. We ask kindly that participants do not bring in decorations. Thank you!

Call (315) 841-4600 to sign up today!

Please note: The Garden Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, December 25th. We will be open from 9am to 1pm on Thursday, December 24th.

Like us on Facebook and on Instagram @alcottsgardencenter to stay up-to-date with the ever changing Garden Center. You can find pictures, advertisements, and deals on all things Alcott's!

Looking to host a fundraiser for your school, class, club, or team? Visit our fundraising section to see how your class or group can get in on the action!

ATTENTION: Wholesale Customers! Check out our Wholesale page above. A short login process will be required, but you are now able to view current availability, as well as view, download, and print any of the documents listed! This, and many other improvements to come!

Alcott's Garden Center is Mother Nature's Choice for all your gardening needs!