At The Plantsmen Nursery, we combine extensive professional nursery and landscape experience with an environmental approach to our business. We take cues from nature to address many common, modern garden and landscape situations: deer resistance, pollinator and habitat value, realistic functional needs such as privacy and connectivity, as well as the desire for beauty and improving property value. The results are beautiful, functional, living landscapes, with sound environmental and ecological footing. We are recognized as leaders in the environmental and native horticulture fields. Owner Dan Segal is a National Board Member of Wild Ones, an organization dedicated to the conservation and appropriate use of native plants. We founded and host the Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium, which is attended by over 100 Landscape Architects every winter.
Dan and his wife Sarah have owned The Plantsmen since 2006. During that time they have grown their roots in the community at large by supporting dozens of youth groups, schools and local charities; pioneering a safe and healthy No-Spray Growing Program at the nursery; offering various free educational programs sharing expertise and plants; and cultivating a network of local vendors that help keep The Plantsmen running smoothly.
Dan and Sarah have three children: Aaron, Sofia and Charlie. Aaron has begun helping out at the nursery. Sofia has been creating signs for a few years. Charlie is in charge of Firefly, our nursery feline.