Holdridge's is the largest garden center and wholesale nursery in Southeastern Connecticut. Created in 1912 by Sam Holdridge as a mail order company for strawberry & bare-root fruit bearing plants, Holdridge Nursery remains owned and operated by the Holdridge family.
More than 100 years later, you can still count on us to be here for all your home, garden, and landscape needs.
Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced and trained to “Help You Succeed”. We have several accredited Connecticut Nurserymen on duty to help solve your problems or suggest landscape improvements.
Our 100 acre growing facility supplies over 70% of the nursery stock we sell.
Kerry Mendez events in June
Kerry Mendez is a nationally-acclaimed gardening author, speaker, instructor, and designer. Her mission is to provide everyone (including people busy with careers, growing families, those downsizing or space-limited, or the physically challenged) the tools to create a right-sized, extremely low maintenance garden that will be a year-round joy with minimal effort. Her personal story, inspirational ideas, and practical knowledge and materials will change the way that you think about gardening!
Need a special greeting card or a gift for someone who has everything? Whether it's a tantalizing scented candle, charming patio furniture or a Vera Bradley gift, you'll find plenty to choose from in our Garden Décor Department.
If it is Water Gardening you love, visit our own Water Gardens where you'll find a fine selection of plants, fish and all the supplies you'll need to create your own water paradise! To complete your garden masterpiece, you'll love our variety of classic statuary, fountains and bird baths as well as decorative stones and edging.
You won't find a better selection of high quality Trees, Shrubs and Perennials than what we have in our Nursery Yard. If we don't grow them ourselves at our local growing facility, we bring plants in from only the most reputable growers available.
Our Lawn & Garden Department is brimming with bird feeding displays, lawn ornaments, garden tools, equipment and accessories, and soils. Organic gardeners will find "earth friendly" alternatives to chemical pest controls as well as a complete line of Espoma® organic fertilizers and soil conditioners.
Our Greenhouse is always full, year-round, for you to stroll through and enjoy. Whether you're looking for tropical foliage, herbs, flowering annuals or beautiful hanging baskets, you're sure to be enticed by the incredible selection of color and aroma! No matter what holiday you are celebrating, we have seasonal favorites and plants for every occasion.
Home Fix-up projects are a whole lot easier with Holdridge's. From nuts and bolts to custom computer paint matching - there's no beating the quality products and expert advice you'll find in our Hardware Department. And if you need to rent a Rug Doctor®, have some keys made, fill your propane tank or send a package through UPS, we can help you with that too!