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.
As 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.
In 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.
Their 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.
Hours 9 Am - 5 PM Daily
Open for the season......come on in and see what is new......
Fairy Gardening....no this isn't neverland....Alcott's has a wide selection of fairy garden minature plants, accessories, soils and containers for your minature gardening needs.
Seeds are in and we have a second line this year...Hart's Seeds try them
A new line of easy to build raised bed gardens...see our garden club section for gardening tips.
A new line of organic soil...Fox Farm and Happy Frog....
New lines of Organic fertilizers and insecticides....instock and ready to make your gardening productive and healthy.
Come in and check out our new gourmet foods.
featuring Alcott's own preserves.
Spring makes us wet our plants.....Thank goodness it is here.
would you like to start a small fruit orchard? Come on in we have peaches, pears, apples, cherries and plums....also in stock grapes, blue berries, raspberry and black berry plants.
Mother Nature shops at Alcott's for all her gardening needs so we must have the best selection in the area.
After all we have been at the same location for 50 years.
Check out the Garden Club Page. Great member coupons and gardening tips. A special Christmas coupon for members.
Stop in and see what is new. We are open daily 9 am to 5 pm.