EXPERIENCES 

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…RE-NEW & RE-FRESH

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 Showcase that puts the spotlight on inspiring plant displays. 

Designer Gardens of Long Island

Flower & Garden Showcase

For more than 30 years we’ve been able to share the joy and excitement of gardening with the creation of our spring flower and garden displays. The goal is to inspire and educate, helping our customers be successful in their own gardens.  

A new experience for 2021 featured eight top garden styles on Long Island designed by our award-winning landscape team that could easily be translated into any outdoor space. Gardens in full bloom featured real-world solutions that create attainable and unique settings for anyone to implement. LEARN MORE

Butterfly Sculpture
Flower Show Overview
Flower Show Fountain
Tropical Garden
Tropical Garden

Landscape Inspiration Center Display Gardens

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 the different plants you can group together and how they will grow, possibly 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.

Display Garden
Spring Garden
Zen Garden
Fruits and Vegetables
Arbor Garden
Deer Resistant Garden
Formal Garden

FALL HARVEST

The Fall Festival traditionally features a myriad of family-friendly activities including a giant pumpkin weigh-off, hay rides, face painting and pumpkin decorating. Our famous fall food favorites including fudge and irresistible fresh-roasted corn on the cob are a must! Plus our very own celebrity ghost, lovable Otto the Ghost, makes his rounds to delight young and old alike!

Santa Claus

Fall Animated Story

Enjoy a walk through our animated children’s story which has been delighting kids for decades! A new story every year emphasizes the value of friendship and being of service to others. A great way to start the Fall Harvest activities at Hicks.

Admission is always free however we would greatly appreciate the donation of a non-perishable food item(s) for Long Island Cares.

Roasted Corn
Fall Mum Flowers
Fall Animated Story
Hayride
Purple Ornamental Cabbage
Giant Pumpkin Contest

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

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 lifelike Christmas trees in our expansive Christmas Gallery. There is so much to see! And our fresh-cut tree yard has the largest selection of Christmas trees you will find anywhere!

Mail a Letter to Santa

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

 

Christmas Animated Story

A walk through our animated children’s Christmas story is fun for the young and young at heart! New stories every year aim to brighten everyone’s spirits for the holidays.

Admission is always free however we would greatly appreciate the donation of a non-perishable food item(s) for Long Island Cares.

Santa Claus
Christmas Decorations
Artificial Christmas Tree Display
Christmas Gallery
Nutcrackers
Poinsettia
Christmas Animation Display