General Information: info@plantsmen.com;  Main office number--607.533.7193 

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Announcement for Spring 2020

In light of the recent public health crisis, we are working on an online ordering and payment portal for these plants, and expect to have this up and running next week--long before we'd recommend you plant veggies in our area! We will also be offering our usual fruit shrubs, and some perennial vegetable plants, to help you enhance your food production at home.

We will arrange things so you can pay for plants online, and pick them up in our parking lot--orders will be organized by name, and with much more than the required safe distance between orders. So you will be able to do this in a 100% contact-less way, with no risk exposure. We are taking all precautions in the nursery as well, with a very limited staff.

We will be posting announcements about nursery updates, landscaping options, and online ordering on our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as through our email list. To read the full announcement, visit our news and updates page.



Currently offering all spring cleanup and maintenance services. Please also contact us about any and all landscape needs now, as we anticipate being able to resume all services during this season.

 Email landscaping@plantsmen.com to set up a site visit for the 2020 season

Welcome to The Plantsmen Nursery

We are located just outside Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes Region.  On our website you will find separate pages explaining more about who we are and what we do.  If you take a few minutes to click through some of the pages, you’ll see how we are different from other retail nurseries and landscape companies in the area. Some examples include: locally grown plants of old-fashioned high quality; healthy, pesticide-free nursery and landscape practices; complete customized and creative landscape services from design to installation; exceptional and friendly service from our staff, a great group of people; and natural display gardens on our peaceful, accessible nursery property. 

We're family owned, family friendly, and we enjoy giving back to the community with donations, plants and our time.

Hours of nursery operation: TBA 
​The Plantsmen Nursery: 482 Peruville Road Groton, NY 13073; Main office number--607.533.7193
General Information: info@plantsmen.com


We combine extensive professional nursery and landscape experience with real, progressive environmental practices. We work to balance many common, modern garden and landscape goals:  deer resistance, pollinator and habitat value, realistic functional needs such as privacy and convenience, as well as the desire for beauty and added value at home.


We offer clean, robust plants in a

spray-free environment.  This means no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or other chemical applications often used in plant production.  We grow and sell everything including organic veggie starts, shrubs,  trees, ferns, perennials, deer-resistant plants, vines, shrubs, ornamental grasses, edible perennials, and the greatest diversity of native plants found in NY. 


We are involved with many events including the Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium (founded by The Plantsmen) All original photos & ideas, Dan's presentations are based on horticulture & our ecology with unique perspectives on sustainable nursery and landscape practices.  The overall aim is to articulate the voice of native plants calling to us from their habitats, in the real world.


We have a dedicated design staff that will help you create your dream landscape! Design site plans are a valuable tool for conveying ideas in a visual format to our clients. Our fees for design drawings are modest when compared to what landscape designers charge.  That's because for us, the drawing is not the final product, or even our main product.


All landscapes benefit from some maintenance.  There is no such thing as a no-maintenance landscape!  Low-maintenance is more accurate, and that's our goal.  We see two common scenarios where landscapes need maintenance.  First, new landscapes, where plants need time to grow in, establish and take up the space allocated to them in a thoughtful landscape plan.


Living in an area as geologically exciting as the Finger Lakes, we prefer to use natural stone & wood in most landscapes.  However, we are comfortable working with the widest range of stone and wood materials on all types of stone projects including walls, patios,pathways, stairs, raised beds and more.  We also use local locust wood for many types of landscape projects.