Goffle Brook Farms
Bergen County’s Best Kept Gardening Secret
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“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”
When the pansies align Goffle Brook Road, spring has sprung. Gardeners know this in their hearts, even though the calendar may say otherwise. There is something about this beguiling springtime flower that sets the emotions astir and reassures those who have been waiting through the long winter that the new season has arrived.
The Tradition Continues
Goffle Brook Farms, founded by Richard and Dancy Osborne, was first opened on May 1st, 1968, and for the 53rd straight year locals know spring has sprung when the pansies start to appear at Goffle Brook Farm. Many people drive by the desolate store looking for some sign of life, knowing that soon the lights will once again be on,
the “closed for the winter sign” gone, and the store bursting with flowers. This is how life at “The Farm” begins.
Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to cultivate your green thumb and assemble some beautiful flower combinations for porch/patio and the beds. Container gardens offer the perfect landscaping solution for both gardening experts and rookies alike. Container gardens will always be an essential component of our outdoor spaces; they’re versatile, practical, and add instant appeal to patios, decks, and porches. Enjoying fresh air, basking in the sunshine and beautiful containers filled with cascading spring blooms is a sure sign warmer weather is on the horizon.
Goffle Brook Farms has developed into a full-service garden center offering a quality selection of shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables, bulbs, herbs, houseplants, tropicals, pottery, soil, mulches, and lawn care products, and a diverse and unique selection of garden decor, complete with our own “potting shed” for classes and events throughout the garden seasons.
When it comes to Spring Lawn Care there’s good news and there’s bad news. First the bad news: if you neglect spring lawn care, you could end up paying for it the rest of the year. Now the good news. Goffle Brook Farms has all you need for your spring lawn care essentials within their Jonathan Green Lawn Care Product line.
Come See What’s Going On At The Garden Center
This is the time to start gardening and for those who are new to gardening we have three of our latest blog posts below that all relate to getting started with flower and vegetable gardening. Our “plan a garden post” offers suggestions for smaller simpler garden plots for those just learning gardening skills with some design layouts; while our Easy to Grow Herbs and Spices focuses on common culinary herbs that are relatively easy to grow and delicious when harvested and used in a variety of ways. Then there is our “companion planting post” wherein vegetables and herbs that complement one another and like a good neighbor assist each other in growing healthy and being pest free. Visit our blog to keep up with our latest products, offerings and tips and tricks of gardening.
Introducing Jonathan Green’s The New American Lawn Plan for all homeowners with lawns. The New American Lawn is a cutting-edge lawn care program that not only feeds the lawn, like every program on the market today, but, unlike all others, FEEDS THE SOIL! That’s right, the soil.
Healthy soil is the foundation for all great lawns. Your soil must be free of compaction, possess healthy microbial populations, and have the correct pH or your “great lawn” journey will not happen. Think about it. Would you plant your annuals and perennials in a poor quality potting soil? Of course not. So why not ensure that your grass is growing in quality soil, too? The New American Lawn Primer Video makes this happen!
PERENNIALS FOR THE GARDEN
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
Lady Bird Johnson ”
Perennials are plants that live longer than two years. Perennials may go to seed every year and may even die back to the ground at times, but their root systems are alive and they will grow again when conditions are right.
“How could such sweet and wholesome hours be reckoned but with herbs and flowers?”
With spring on the way, you might consider growing all you need to make your cooking sing in your own garden or backyard. Herbs don’t need much space and you don’t need to be a green-fingered wizard, either.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke”
A collage of seasonal color awaits at Goffle Brook Farms this year. With annuals and early season cool crops to plant, soils and amendments for container gardening and gardening tools and decor.
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What Our Customers Say!
This is such a great place. Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center has friendly and helpful staff that seem to really appreciate your business. They have a great selection of plants, flowers, gardening supplies, great FRESH local produce and I am sure tons of stuff I have yet to discover. The staff is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to walk me through any garden problem or question I have. I’ve been going to Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center regularly for the past year since my family moved to the area and every time I go I leave happy. What more can you ask for? They will have my loyal business. I think they deserve your business too.
Worth a trip from anywhere to not only purchase plants and garden supplies, but also for friendly Master Gardener advice and information.
Great local nursery with friendly, knowledgeable staff. I always leave happy and satisfied with my purchase.
Really cute garden center. My boyfriend and I stopped by to get some pumpkins. They had a great variety of both small and large pumpkins. They also have a small petting zoo with goats, sheep, and a pig. They have a variety of produce for purchase inside. We wound up sampling cider they were selling and bought that as well as it was delicious. We may go back to get more. Employees were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend this garden center.
Absolutely incredible! Amazing and unusual selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff, plus LADYBUGS!!!
LOVE! The employees are great with kids. This place is great for a low-commotion but super fun fall festivity day! Cute animals you can feed, a wide variety of pumpkins, fresh produce, a mini haunted little house, and a bunch more. Definitely will return!
Love them. Donna, the owner, helped our son, Dillon with his Eagle Scout project to renovate the courtyard at Travell Elementary. They were the only area business to donate FREE plants and trees: 3 Little Pim lilacs, some grasses and other items. Donna was so thrilled to help an Eagle Scout achieve his dream. Interestingly in 2001, when they heard Dillon’s pumpkin that he’d been growing in our front garden patch was stolen (right before 9/11), they dropped off a pumpkin and a painting kit at our front door. We’ve been going there ever since for our Fall mums & corn stalks. These spring photos look so wonderful, think I’ll get pansies here too as this year I didn’t have time to do them from seed. Thanks Donna and all the great staff at GBF&GC
Great place to shop they carry best compost I have ever bought. I have been to many garden center but this is the first garden center I have ever been to that had a valet parking that was awesome!!!
One of my favorite places in Ridgewood. You can always tell what season it is at Goffle Brook Farms. The Jersey corn and tomatoes are the summer’s best!
Hands down one of the best garden centers in the area. With a fantastic selection, this small family-owned business cares for you like family. The manager, M, knows everything and is helpful with all requests. The petting zoo for families is nice as well if you have younger kids around. I won’t spend money at a box store or any other garden center anymore. It is worth going out of my way to visit these folks!