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
Summer vacations have started, to keep your hanging baskets, perennials, trees and flowers growing remember to give them a good nutrition program. Hanging baskets should be watered every day with a water soluable fertilizer. EVERY DAY! This will keep them growing, green and beautiful. We recommend Jack's Classic (the origional water-soluable) or miracle grow.
Roses and Endless summer Hyderangeas are 2 for $ 40.00
Perennials are in great supply at 3 for $ 24.00.
All annuals and hanging baskets are on sale!!
all Livingston and Page seed packets are $ 1.00 each
Open 9 to 5 everyday, stop in and say hello and browse through some of our interesting rooms. We have a great line of bamboo and tuned wind chimes.
We have a full line of flowering shrubs and trees as well as, fruit trees, shade trees and perennials for the landscape.
The Scotts Miracle Grow soils, Fox Farm soils and the new Fafard soils are all in stock. We also have bulk and bagged mulch as well as many garden accent pieces, fertilizers, sprays and pots
The greenhouse is bursting at the seams and we have everything in stock to make your yard , deck or patio beautiful for the summer.