Full Circle Gardens

Our hours for the season are Tuesdays through Saturday 9-5. Through June we will be open Thursdays until 6. We are closed Sundays and Mondays. Other hours by appointment.

Full Circle Gardens is a nursery in Essex, Vermont, that specializes in sustainably-grown native and pollinator-friendly perennials. We grow what we sell by plugs, seeds or propagation.  Our perennials are grown sustainably with the safety of our native beneficial insects and pollinators in mind. The quality of our plants speaks for itself.  We believe our sustainable growing practices lead to long-lived plants with excellent transplant vigor. We carry a wide variety of natives and nativars, pollinator-supportive perennials, and rain garden/bioswale plants as well as classic landscape varieties.

This season, Full Circle Gardens is undergoing exciting changes in the perennial varieties we grow. Because of customer demand and the increasingly urgent need to save and support pollinators and wildlife, we will be growing more native and pollinator varieties and eliminating many exotic varieties that we’ve grown. We will continue to grow those non-native varieties that are known to support local pollinators. We will continue to grow our most popular landscape varieties as well as continue our peony, hosta, astilbe, and daylily collections.  If you haven’t already, ask us how to succeed by landscaping with native and pollinator supportive perennials. We’re here to help.

What exactly is a native? For many horticulturists, it’s a very broad definition. Native to North America? Native to the East Coast? Native to the Northeast or even more localized? We can supply most natives that meet your definition. We do grow some varieties from seeds that are locally collected. We do not dig up plants from the wild. 

Customer service and education is our priority!

Full Circle Gardens Is The VNLA’s Retailer of the Year!

Full Circle Gardens was awarded by the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association the 2022 Retailer of the Year designation. To be recognized by one’s peers means so much! Thanks to all of you for your faith in our little nursery. You all have helped us become our best!