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Welcome To Natureworks!

Our Goal is Two-Fold.

First, we hope to introduce you to Natureworks, a very special retail garden center in Southern Connecticut. Although small in size (we are located on merely an acre of land!) we pack a lot into a little space. Our shop is in a 100-year-old house and is filled to overflowing with unique gifts and gardening accessories in every season. The plant benches in our yard are packed with an amazing variety of fascinating plants, from old-fashioned flowers to the latest cutting-edge introductions.

But the best part of visiting Natureworks are the gardens. Our demonstration gardens surround the store and the retail sales yard. They contain most of the plants that we sell, growing in a style marked with wild abandon. They are a place to stroll and relax as well as a living classroom.

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A beautiful garden butterfly combo-- Phlox 'Blue Paradise', Echinacea 'Summer Sky' and Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' would make a pretty buffet for a monarch! We love to combine plants into mini gardens-come by and let us know how much space you have and we can help you plant it up in a beautiful way! ...

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"Ahhhhhhhhhh......." say the plants! What a wonderful sound to hear last night's rain! ...

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Who's got breadseed poppies blooming now? What a beautiful flower! These flowers were seeded on cold soil in early March and are blooming now. Post your poppy pictures in the comments-we'd love to see them! ...

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Natureworks added an event. ...

Natives Talk with Nan

July 2, 2016, 9:30am - July 2, 2016, 9:30am

Stroll our latest and greatest new bench for native plants where Nancy will not only discuss the importance of natives, but expose you to unique plants that may surprise you that they are native. This workshop will be an informal walk through our native benches with a Q&A format; demystify the world of native plants and be part of the native plant movement!

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Providing for Pollinators in the Summer Garden

    One of the main principles of planting for pollinators is to add large blocks of the same plant- 3 or more of each one. Next, be SURE to provide something in flower every week. That’s called Succession of Bloom and that’s where Natureworks shines! As......

  • It’s National Pollinator Week!

    Welcome to the first week of summer. It arrived on the same day as the full Strawberry Moon, which is a rare occurrence for those two events to happen simultaneously. With summer comes a new chapter in our gardens and landscapes… Pollinator Porch Pots- so......

  • And Now For Something Different…

    Last week I gave two pruning workshops that were very popular. Of course, after teaching the basics, hands immediately went up and everyone wanted to know all about hydrangeas. I delved into the difference between the different types. One species that I really like to......

  • IT’S STILL SPRING…For One More Week!

    I woke up this morning after sleeping with an extra blanket and the windows wide open- it was chilly! Then I realized: it’s STILL SPRING for one more week.  Good thing too, because on Monday I finally planted my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers (although I......

  • Succession of Bloom in the Garden

    Many years ago, I wrote and published a book on Succession of Bloom in the Perennial Garden that explains how to plan your garden so that you have color every month of the growing season. This book came about because I was frustrated that most of......

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Get the Natureworks App!

We’ve got an app for that! We are really excited to launch our new mobile app. Available for both Apple and Android devices, it works on both phones and tablets. The app features a rewards program so remember to check in at the register when making your purchases. It is really easy and fun. So check it out and check in for special incentives.

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