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 with a personal touch. 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 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 open for retail sales on designated weekends from April thru October. The sales area 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 area also has many other gems, such as the aforementioned dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, daylilies and daphnes.
We prefer our friends to visit the gardens and pick out their own selections on one of our Open Garden Days. We understand that this is not always possible so we now offer mail order for hosta plants only.
Thank you for visiting us online and we hope to see you in our garden soon. Have a great day!