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. 


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 hear! Grab a cup of hot chocolate from our food truck and stroll through our pine scented fresh-cut tree yard for the largest selection of Christmas trees you will find anywhere starting late November!


Pictures with Santa

Santa is very excited to be back this year at Hicks after spending 2020 safely at home in the North Pole! He will be here on Friday after Thanksgiving and every day until December 23rd.  

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.

Santa Claus
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!

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

Christmas Decorations
Artificial Christmas Tree Display
Christmas Gallery
Christmas Animation Display


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. LEARN MORE

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


The arrival of autumn and change of seasons brings festive fall-blooming plants, pumpkins, cabbage, seasonal vegetables,  decor and of course our very own Otto the Ghost! Experience a visit and pictures with Otto, a walkthrough of our animated children’s story, and enjoy delicious fall food favorites including fresh roasted corn, fudge, apple cider, homemade pies, cider dipped donuts and more!

Santa Claus

Animated Children’s Story featuring Otto

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.

Admission is always free however, we would greatly appreciate the donation of a non-perishable food item(s) for Long Island Cares which can be dropped off at the end of the story’s journey.


Roasted Corn
Fall Mum Flowers
Fall Animated Story
Purple Ornamental Cabbage