O'Brien Nursery
Granby. CT
O'Brien Nurserymen
      O’Brien Nurserymen, LLC was founded in 1984 as O’Brien Landscaping, Inc., a design-install landscape company.  In our infancy, we specialized in pruning. Even from the start we provided our customers with unusual specimen plant selections and expert advice. As the years passed, we found ourselves working mostly in the shade, so a natural evolution for us was into hosta gardening.  Hostas were not just a product we offered; they turned into a passion.  We started collecting hosta and joining many different hosta societies.  At one point, a friend said, “Wow, you have so many hosta you should sell them!”  That’s when the light went on in the Polish side of my brain and I said, “Yeah, you’re right!"

O’Brien Nurserymen, LLC has now grown into New England’s premier hosta nursery.  Our extensive display gardens feature over 1,600 hosta varieties as well as other shady characters including Asarums, Pulmonarias, Epimediums, Polygonatums, and Arisaemas.  The gardens also include a wide variety of unusual Dwarf Conifers and over a hundred varieties of Japanese Maples.

O’Brien Nurserymen is ONLY OPEN for sales on  designated weekends from April thru October.  (Monday thru Thursday, we are busy tending the gardens, weeding, potting plants, weeding, chasing down special requests, weeding, propagating unique selections from the gardens, weeding, digging plants for orders, weeding, pruning, AND weeding.    So .  .  .  the sales weekends, are like time off!) The sales yard features over 1100 hosta varieties in containers ready to go, as well as many other choice shade perennials that help complete a shade garden.  The sales yard has special areas for Daphnes, Dwarf Conifers, Ginkgos, Japanese Maples, Daylilies, and Sedums. We have customers arrive thinking they will make a quick visit and they wind up spending hours exploring our gardens and gathering special plants for their gardens.

We prefer our friends to visit the gardens and pick out their own selections on one of our Open Garden Days.

Please be aware that we do not take credit cards.

Thank you for visiting us online and we hope to see you in our garden soon.  Have a great day!​

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