A visit to Hicks Nurseries is a family tradition celebrated by many generations. We often hear from our customers that we are their “happy place”, their “breath of fresh air”, their “magical destination”. Create your own family tradition and make memories with loved ones all year long. After all, “it’s not just a nursery, it’s an experience”. Enjoy ample parking and safe, spacious grounds. 


Spring comes early at Hicks Nurseries and is a must for those wanting to get out of the cold to get their first taste of spring. There’s exciting energy in the air as flowers such as tulips, daffodils and pansies begin to arrive along with the first deliveries of beautiful trees and shrubs. We kick off spring with our annual Flower & Garden Show that puts the spotlight on inspiring plant displays. 

Flower and garden show

Our Annual Flower & Garden Show

A Tradition Since 1990

For more than 30 years we’ve been able to share the joy and excitement of gardening with our annual flower and garden show. It’s a great way to kick off the spring season and lift your spirits after a long cold winter.

Immerse yourself in stunning gardens in full bloom, expertly designed by our award-winning landscape design team. Discover new plants, exciting combinations, and get ideas you can implement in your own garden. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and help you be successful whether it’s with one plant or a garden full.  

CLICK HERE to learn more about our 2023 Flower & Garden Show!


As our customers have told us “It’s like a walk in the park!” and a shopping experience like no other. Whether you are looking for the perfect trees & shrubs or just want some inspiration, take a stroll through the paved walkways of our Landscape Inspiration Center in the nursery yard. Our 12 permanent, themed display gardens help you envision how these plants can be grouped together, grow and potentially can look in your own yard. 

Our expansive nursery is the largest on Long Island with fresh material arriving constantly from the very best growers in the country, from spring all the way into fall. LEARN MORE

Display Garden


The arrival of autumn and change of seasons brings fall-blooming plants, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, cabbage, seasonal vegetables, decor, festivities for the kids and of course our very own Otto the Ghost! Meet and take pictures with Otto, walk through our animated children’s story, take part in fun activities and enjoy delicious fall food favorites including fresh roasted corn, fudge, apple cider, homemade pies, cider dipped donuts and more!

Santa Claus

Experience the All-New Fall Festival
September 16 – October 29, 2023

Free parking & admission

Free festivities daily include corn hole, scarecrow ring toss, tons of photo op areas, pumpkin patch, Otto the ghost’s animated children’s story and pictures with Otto himself!

On weekends and Holidays, pay-one-price bracelet includes: sand art, mum pot decorating, pumpkin decorating and an all-new bigger and even better hay maze experience.



Christmas is a very special holiday at Hicks Nurseries, the largest Christmas store on Long Island! Our garden center is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland that brings holiday cheer to everyone. Thousands of poinsettia plants welcome you as you enter the greenhouse. Explore expertly decorated artificial Christmas trees in our expansive Christmas Gallery. Stroll through our pine scented fresh-cut tree yard for the largest selection of real Christmas trees you will find anywhere! There is so much to see and so many photo op areas for your Holiday photos! 

Free Christmas Events: CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE

Pictures with Santa

We are very excited to have the best Santa in the world back again this year at Hicks with an all-new photo background! He is here on Friday after Thanksgiving and every day until December 23rd.  Don’t forget your camera.

Mail a Letter to Santa & Receive a Reply

A beloved tradition for more than fifty years, mail a letter to Santa in one of our North Pole mailboxes and Santa will respond to each and every one! A self-addressed stamped envelope is needed to receive a reply.

Animated Christmas Story

Children’s Animated Christmas Story

A walk-through of our animated Christmas story is fun for the young and young at heart! New stories every year aim to brighten spirits!

Please bring a donation of any non-perishable food item(s) for Long Island Cares to drop off at the end of your walk-through.

Brass Band

Get into the holiday spirit with everyone’s favorite brass band that treats you to a collection of holiday classics and yuletide greats sure to have everyone singing along.