2007-07-20

Liberty Sunset Garden Center

Liberty Sunset Garden Center, Pier 44, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Liberty Sunset Garden Center

Last Saturday I got to visit the Liberty Sunset Garden Center for the first time. Come for the selection. Stay for the views.

Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor viewed from Liberty Sunset Garden Center on Pier 41 in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
New York Harbor

They have the best selection of plants I've found at any nursery in Brooklyn. They have a lot of space, which they've put to use by providing greater variety. They had many perennials and annuals I couldn't identify without looking at their tags, which is saying something. (Woodies, not so much; I'm notoriously bad in their identification.)

The plants - even annuals - were all in good shape, clearly well-tended and cared for. Their prices also seemed generally lower than those at the nearby Chelsea Garden Center and Gowanus Nursery.

This orange Echinacea spoke to me, so I bought it.
Echinacea

A couple more views. More photos available in the Flickr set of my visit.

Indoor Waterfall, Liberty Sunset Garden Center

Liberty Sunset Garden Center

Harbor View, Liberty Sunset Garden Center

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4 comments:

Maria said...

Is that fresh basil you have in the garden there?

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

They had fresh herbs, as well. I think there's some Basil in the lower-right of the first photo.

Trey Pitsenberger said...

I would imagine that going to that garden center is a breath of fresh air in the city. Right on the water! I love it. I have a special place in my heart for urban nurseries that manage to thrive in interesting situations.

Matron said...

That looks like a wonderful garden center. I love to find an independent store rather than the big chains that only stock garden furniture and patio heaters. Give me a real plantsmans shop!