Exploring the Green Wonders: A Journey Through Lancaster County’s Greenhouses and Nurseries

Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania, Lancaster County is a treasure trove for plant enthusiasts and garden lovers. Known as “Garden Spot” for its lush landscapes and agricultural heritage, the county is home to numerous greenhouses and nurseries that offer a rich array of plants, gardening supplies, and expert advice. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding plant parent, Lancaster County’s greenhouses and nurseries provide a haven of greenery and inspiration.

The plants are so plentiful and inexpensive that many of our guests travel a great distance to purchase their annual plants.  Let’s dive into some of the fabulous shops that make this area a horticultural delight.

FYI – If the Greenhouses & Nurseries listed have a website, the name is an active link, just click on the name to be taken to their website.

1. Esbenshade’s Garden Centers

A family-owned business with roots dating back to 1960, Esbenshade’s Garden Centers is a go-to destination for all things gardening. While Ebenshade currently has three locations, we recommend the Lititz location at 546A 28th Division Highway, Lititz. Esbenshade’s offers a vast selection of plants, from annuals and perennials to shrubs and trees. Their knowledgeable staff can guide you through their extensive inventory, helping you find the perfect additions to your garden.


  • Extensive plant selection
  • Gardening supplies and tools
  • Seasonal workshops and events

2. Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill Home & Garden Stores

With multiple locations throughout Lancaster County, Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill is a beloved destination for gardeners. Known for their high-quality plants and exceptional customer service, Stauffer’s offers everything from beautiful flowering plants to robust vegetable starts. Their greenhouses are a testament to their commitment to providing healthy, vibrant plants. You can find Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill at 105 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA.


  • Wide variety of plants and seeds
  • Home décor and seasonal items
  • Expert gardening advice

3. Ken’s Gardens

Mini Beach Terrarium Workshop (Intercourse Location)A staple in the Lancaster County gardening community, Ken’s Gardens has been serving plant lovers since 1973. With locations in Intercourse and Smoketown, Ken’s Gardens offers a delightful selection of annuals, perennials, succulents, and more. Their staff is passionate about plants and eager to help customers create their dream gardens.

And they offer reasonably priced classes, like the Mini Beach Terrarium in the photo.



  • Specialty plants and hard-to-find varieties
  • Garden accessories and pottery
  • Educational workshops and events

4. Rohrer Seeds

For over 100 years, Rohrer Seeds has been a trusted name in gardening. Located in Smoketown, Rohrer Seeds offers a comprehensive selection of seeds, plants, and gardening supplies. Their commitment to quality and variety makes them a favorite among both hobbyists and professional gardeners. Rohrer’s Seeds retail store has some of everything to make your garden shine.


  • Extensive seed selection
  • Organic and heirloom varieties
  • Garden planning tools and resources

5. Black Creek Greenhouse

Situated in East Earl, Black Creek Greenhouse is a plant lover’s paradise. Known for their impressive range of houseplants, perennials, annuals, and herbs, Black Creek Greenhouse offers high-quality plants at affordable prices. Their friendly staff and charming setting make every visit a pleasant experience.  Black Creek is located at 211 E Black Creek Road, East Earl, and their moto is: “Worth the drive from wherever you are.”


  • Large selection of houseplants
  • Unique and rare plant varieties
  • Personalized customer service

6. Zimmerman’s Greenhouse

Located at 1136 Oaklyn Drive in Narvon, Zimmerman’s Greenhouse is a hidden gem that offers a wide variety of plants and flowers. Their selection includes everything from bedding plants to hanging baskets, and they are known for their beautiful, healthy plants. Zimmerman’s is perfect for gardeners looking for high-quality plants and a personalized shopping experience.


  • Seasonal plants and flowers
  • Custom planting services
  • Family-owned and operated

7. Town’s Edge

A vibrant garden center displaying a variety of colorful flowers in hanging baskets and potted plants under a large greenhouse structure.

Photo of Town’s Edge Nursery

Tucked away at the edge of New Holland, you’ll find Town’s Edge Nursery.  From bedding plants to a flourishing variety of ferns, from hearty perennials for landscaped spaces to beautiful hanging baskets for the patio, …everything available at Town’s Edge Garden Center is from highest quality stock and reasonably priced. Join with the customers who return, year after year, for all their springtime planting needs including vegetable plants. Stop by Town’s Edge Garden Center and explore their extensive variety of nursery items, including trees, shrubs, bushes, & grasses. Town’s Edge carries a full selection of lawn & garden supplies including vegetable seeds, pots & planters, gardening tools, fertilizers, and soils.


  • Everything you need
  • Family owned and open year round
  • Beautifully maintained grounds

8. Fisher’s Nursery

Conveniently located in Strasburg, you can easily combine a trip to Sight & Sound to see David with a meal at Agape and a trip to Fisher’s.  They have the largest selection of Fairy Garden items I’ve ever found.  I can’t wait to put a fairy garden in place for my grandkids to find.


  • Adorable fairy garden supplies
  • Conveniently located
  • They have goats!

9. Hoover’s Farm

Located at 30 Erbs Bridge Road in Lititz, Hoover’s is so much more than just a farm!  They have a farm market where you can buy their produce.  They also have a greenhouse which carries a full line of perennials and annuals for all your gardening needs, as well as shrubs, herbs, and succulents to help you create beautiful flower beds and landscapes.  They have so much more – you should definitely check out Hoovers


  • U-Pick Fruit
  • You can buy honey from their bees
  • They have cage free eggs available

10. Village Farm Garden Center

Located at 1520 Division Highway in Ephrata, Village Farm is located right next to an amazing Farm Market.  This is what Village Farm Garden Center has to say about their services:  It is easy to simply sell plants. But that is not what we do. We partner with you to keep your plants flourishing. Ask how we can help take your garden from the mundane to the breathtaking.


  • Hardscaping
  • Employees who enjoy helping
  • Your personal plant experts

A Short List of Greenhouses and Nurseries Where the Local’s Shop

Most of the nurseries and greenhouses in the next sections don’t have websites.  They are smaller shops, family owned and we know about them from our Amish friends.  Be sure to ask us about these lovely local places:

  1. Sunny Spot Nursery
  2. Hilltop Gardens
  3. Whispering Willow Greenhouse
  4. Leids Greenhouse
  5. Brubachers
  6. Hillside Garden Center
  7. Conestoga Nursery


Lancaster County’s greenhouses and nurseries are more than just places to buy plants—they are community hubs where people come together to share their love of gardening. Whether you’re looking for the latest in horticultural trends or seeking advice on how to care for your garden, these fabulous shops offer everything you need. So next time you’re in Lancaster County, take a tour of these greenhouses and nurseries—you might just find the perfect plant to bring a little bit of Lancaster’s green magic into your home.

Don’t forget to bring cash along during your visit as many of the farms will have perennials at the end of their lane for sale.  You really can’t miss with $1 peonies or $2 hydrangeas.  We have the perfect shady spot under one of the maple trees for you to keep your new beauties until you head home.

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Pick one of our five elegantly appointed guest rooms as your base for a plant centric weekend. Centrally located in Intercourse, Pennsylvania you’re sure to find everything you need for a weekend that revolves around plants.  Start your day off right with our freshly prepared, home cooked breakfast while you enjoy getting to know the other guests.
If you aren’t quite ready to head home add an extra day and let us book Longwood Gardens tickets for you to extend your plant-centric weekend.
*This past was all about greenhouses & nurseries in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania*