People who have been here will likely tell you it's one of the most beautiful greenhouses in Western New York. Which is why loyal customers will trek long distances to buy their plants exclusively at Zehr's Farm Market & Nursery.
Located on Route 18, along Lake Ontario's Seaway Trail, Zehr's is indeed different from other nurseries....a difference that is clearly obvious to its customers.
Customers, along with a number of nursery professionals, will tell you that the hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs, clematis, roses and mums grown at Zehr's are heartier and healthier than those you'll find elsewhere.
There is good reason for this. All of the plants sold at Zehr's, are grown at Zehr's. The Van Buren's carefully select, nurture and grow the perennials and annuals best suited to WNY's growing conditions.
Also, Zehr's is a Certified Proven Winners Garden Center. Zehr's goes to great lengths to select the most cutting edge and innovative plants for your garden. Their selections come from an array of sources including: Proven Winners, Color Choice, Proven Selections and a host of others. Zehr's is committed to excellence from the plant's earliest stages of life. This belief guarantees that customers will be putting the very best plants into their gardens'.
Further, Zehr's grows all of their plants in larger than usual containers. For example, all annuals are sold in six inch pots, rather than the traditional flats of smaller plants. And, like the annuals sold at Zehr's, their perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, clematis, roses, and mums are also grown in a larger containers. This distinct philosophy of growing in larger units, makes for a healthier, and more mature plant at the time of purchase. Zehr's knows that a great plant makes for a great garden.
So when customers take these more mature plants home, they experience what is commonly referred to as the "Zehr's Wow." That is, customers are "instantly" gratified with an "instant" flower garden. No more waiting until the middle June for plants to bush out and reach maturity. Here in WNY, the growing season is just too short to wait.
You should also know that Zehr's offers many more kinds of flowers than other nurseries, including some 200 varieties of annuals and almost 600 varieties of perennials. This year alone, Zehr's will be offering over 100 "new" plant offerings. These "new" annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs are selected because of their unique attributes and outstanding garden performance.
So, why does Zehr's do things differently than other nurseries? It's because owners Mark and Laureen (Laurie) Van Buren are not "rooted" in nursery practices from the past. In fact, neither has had formal horticultural training. Instead, they both turned their long-time hobbies of gardening into a unique and successful nursery business, one where they grow all of their own plants.
Laurie and her daughters work very hard to create unique and "one of a kind" hanging baskets and container gardens. They offer more than a fifty unique designs that you won't find anywhere else.
Given all of that, it's no wonder that the Niagara County Legislature presented Zehr's with its 2002 MICRO-ENTERPRISE BUSINESS AWARD. In 2006, Zehr's was recognized by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce as one of "Niagara County's Best in Small Businesses" in WNY. More importantly however, Zehr's customers appreciate the fact that Mark and Laurie offer them only the healthiest and most beautiful of flowers, and that they offer the newest flower varieties first.
Zehr's Farm Market & Nursery is also a great place to purchase fresh locally-gown produce, along with a wide assortment of specialty-made jams, jellies, salad dressings, steak and barbeque sauces, and salsas.
We invite you to check out this "destination nursery".....then tell others about Zehr's.
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You'll find it at 5353 West Lake Rd. (Rt. 18) in Burt, NY, or call us at 716-778-5733.