Latest updates on businesses

collage of spring plants
Photos by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Garden centers seem to be catching up to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation. There aren’t as many changes this week as there have been in the last couple weeks.

Here is the information I have for the businesses I work with. Things keep changing, so if you have specific questions about a business’s hours or what they have in stock, please contact them directly. You can see their contact information in our Gardening Directory.

In my Gardening Directory, I have added categories for businesses that are open or opening soon as well as where you can order online, get delivery or use curbside pickup.

When you buy from these folks, please let them know you heard about them through

Arbordale Nurseries & Landscaping

Garden center, Open, Delivery, Curbside pickup

We are open and ready to help.

Dear Valued Customers,
              Amidst all the confusion and fear around COVID-19, I want to provide some clarity and reassurance.

             While Arbordale is currently fully operational, we are monitoring the situation closely and working diligently to ensure that we support the effort in reducing the viral impact on all of us. 
            For those wanting to minimize social contact please be aware our staff is happy to take orders via phone, email or facebook messenger and schedule home delivery. During this situation Arbordale will be offering discounted delivery for all goods generally bought in-store; plants, soils, pots….
          I am fully aware that one cannot put into words the joy flowers and plants can bring to the world during difficult times. I want to reassure you that business is going forward as usual, our store is stocked, plants are growing and all orders are being met. 
Our highest priority is the health and well being of our staff and customers, as a safety precaution we implemented the following: 

  • All CDC recommendations including cleaning and sanitizing of all delivery vehicles, counters, carts, doors.
  • Encouraging staff frequent hand washing
  • Social distancing while in store.
  • Phone ordering, delivery and contactless pre-ordering
  • Discounted delivery charges
  • Pause on Credit Card signatures.

As we are all gardeners at heart, let us pray that this situation will be contained come spring! Thankfully the warmer outdoors and fresh air will be sure to make us feel better.

Kind Regards,

Jeff Salmon

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Bengert Greenhouses

Garden center, Opening soon, Order online, Curbside pickup

Bengert Greenhouses will open April 16. We will be open 9 am- 5 pm daily through the month of April.

We are offering curbside service with the order form that will be available on our website when we open.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Bergen Water Gardens and Nursery

Garden centers & stores, Order online

Varieties of lotus that are new to the United States are available now as tubers from Bergen Water Gardens and Nursery, the pond specialty store one hour from Buffalo at 7443 Buffalo Rd., Churchville. In addition to pond plants, they sell carnivorous plants.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden

Open, Curbside pickup, Delivery, Garden centers & stores, Garden consultant, Designer, Landscaper, Outdoor furniture, Property maintenance, Remote landscape design

Now Offering Remote Services!

While we are all practicing social distancing, we can still help you plan a landscape.

We use aerial imagery software to view and measure your site. Then with a few photos from you and our 3D landscape design software, we’re able to create a custom design unique to your home. We’ll walk you through your new design remotely with video conferencing and screen sharing, keeping that social distancing streak alive!

We also offer curbside pick-up and delivery for all garden supplies, including plants. Simply place your order by phone at (716) 393-3575 or email

For curbside pickup, we’ll load any bulk or bagged products in your vehicle for you and then email or text your receipt to you. All garden center products, including plants, are available for delivery.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

See their website.

Lakeside Sod

Garden centers & stores, Open, Order online, Curbside pickup

The procedure for ordering the BigYellowBag is the same as in previous years. Order BigYellowBag online here or by phone at 716-741-2877.

You can also order sod online here or by phone at 716-741-2877. 

For other products, call 716-741-2877 to place an order. You will pay by credit card. Drive to Lakeside Sod, 6660 Goodrich Rd., Clarence Center and load your order into your car.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Lessons from Nature

Garden consultant, Open

I am open and doing consults keeping a safe distance. 

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Lockwood’s Greenhouses

Garden center, Open, Curbside pickup, Order online

We are open for curbside pickup only; the storefront is closed. Orders can be placed through our website, by sending an email to, or by phone (716) 649-4684 during operating hours. We are open Monday-Saturday 10-4. We are accepting only credit card payments to remain completely contactless; no cash will be accepted. 

The following Easter plants are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE: 6″ white Easter lilies; 10″ Easter hydrangeas; 6″ tulips and hyacinths; 4.5″ tete-a-tetes, grape hyacinths, crocus, and iris; and 6″ florist azaleas. To purchase them through our website, purchase/pay for one and we will automatically give you two. If purchase two we’ll give you four, and so on.

Thank you for all of your support. We hope to serve you well during this time. We have targeted a few select items to put online for spring, however if you don’t see something you’d like, please call and ask. We will be happy to add anything we have to your order!  You can view our current perennial availability and fruit tree and shrub availability under the “News” section of our website.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Mike Weber Greenhouses

Garden center, Opening soon

They will open for the season on April 24.

1. Shoppers may call us directly at 822-8887 to place their plug and herb orders.

2. Our online store is open! It can be reached from the order tab on the homepage of the Mike Weber website.

3. Our retail store will open Friday, April 24. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The store will be open to 20 customers at a time.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses

Garden center, Florist, Open, Limited delivery

UPDATE April 17:

You can buy plants from the garden center. Order items here. You will pay online. Call Mischler’s to arrange a time for you to pick up your order, which you will pick up on the skirt in front of the parking lot. At this time, customers aren’t allowed on premises. 

There is limited delivery.

Currently, the garden center hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday, 9-5 Saturday and closed Sunday. 

Mischler’s 59 Cent Perennial Sale: We expect to begin the sale on schedule. NEW PURCHASING PROCEDURE This year, it will be necessary to use our customer-friendly, online order and pay procedure with a drive-through pickup. Please refer to this page periodically for a START DATE and latest information. Thank you for your understanding in these unusual times.

The floral shop is open with limited delivery.

Call 716-632-1290 for more information.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

Louie C. Sardo Jr., Financial Professional

Open, Other

My team and I are here to be a resource to discuss the current market conditions, answer any financial portfolio questions that may have come up recently and, for those who may have been thinking about retirement, to discuss if it is still a good time to retire.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their LinkedIn page.

Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market

Garden center, Opening soon

Curbside Pickup Is Here!

Our team is busy adding an online shop to our website. In the meantime, we will be taking orders by phone beginning this Wednesday, April 15. We know you’re all eager to get out into your gardens, and we ask that you be patient with us as we do our best to supply you with gardening supplies. There will most likely be kinks to work out and an ever-changing way for us to do business during these most uncertain times. We will be expanding the available product list as the season progresses and once our ecommerce site is up and running. We truly appreciate your continued support of Urban Roots and look forward to supplying your gardening needs.

Please follow these procedures when ordering and picking up at curbside:

  • Phone orders will be taken starting Wednesday April 15 from 9am – 4pm.
  • Urban Roots will be open for orders and pickup Thurs – Sat 9am – 4pm.
  • Credit cards will be the only method of payment accepted.
  • Pickup times will be determined at time of order. First come first serve on time availability.
  • Only order what you can fit in your car. We cannot hold items after your pick up time.
  • For maximum safety, orders will be placed at curbside next to your car for you to load so that 6-foot distancing is observed.
  • We cannot have curbside pickup on Rhode Island Street as this is a thoroughfare for the Fire Company. Curbside pickup will happen on Brayton Street. Thursday pickup will be on the southwest side of the street (Black Monarchy side). Friday and Saturday pick up will be on the northeast side (alongside our building).
  • Call (716) 362-8982 to order.

See the items available to order here.

See their listing in our Gardening Directory.

Go to their website.

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