About Us

since 1938

Family Owned & Operated

In 1938, John Ganim opened a simple fruit stand called Ganim’s Outdoor Market. The fruit stand evolved slowly as John added seasonal flowers, fall fruits and pumpkins, and then Christmas trees to his product line. For thirty years John Ganim supplied quality fruit and seasonal items to his customers. In 1969 John and his son Lee moved the business to its present location in Fairfield in order to meet the demands of this now premier garden center.

15K

plants grown

84+

years in business

30K

SQFT Facility

Merrilee

Owner

Austin

Owner

Lee

Retired

Meet the Ganim Family

By 1986, many renovations, additions, and upgrades had been accomplished, and Ganim’s was the area’s leading garden center. Lee is now retired, but the family traditions continue: his son Austin (also owner of Austin Ganim Landscape Design) and his daughter Merrilee (also owner of Ganim’s Florist) are now third-generation Ganim’s Garden Center & Florist owners.

Everything you need for a successful lawn and garden!

For eighty years, Ganim’s Garden Center has been serving the needs of the greater Fairfield area. With the knowledge, staff and products to satisfy all your landscape and garden needs, Ganim’s truly is the area’s original friendly local garden center.

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My first time here, very friendly and knowledgeable. Picked up some beautiful mums at a great price. Will be back in the Spring.
Michael Dean
Michael Dean
15:17 25 Oct 22
Only the best at Ganim's garden center.
Nicholas Khamarji
Nicholas Khamarji
20:08 15 Oct 22
Best quality plants and shrubbery around. Very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable Staff, especially Kevin.
Lori Heller
Lori Heller
17:03 11 Sep 22
There is a lot to look at; so many choices. Knowledgeable staff.
Post Road
Post Road
22:55 12 Aug 22
Ladies Night at Ganims what a wonderful experience. Lots of local artists, vendors and people that make Fairfield special. Thank you for arranging this!
Lisa Belvedere
Lisa Belvedere
11:00 15 Jul 22
Mr. Ganim and his staff could not be more knowledgeable, accommodating, or friendly. It is a delight to visit, and I can never leave without purchasing an additional item of living beautification for my garden!
Melissa Moulketis
Melissa Moulketis
22:53 29 Jun 22
Great selection
Samatha Van Brood
Samatha Van Brood
20:07 18 Jun 22
Orvy Polanco
Orvy Polanco
19:55 16 Apr 22
Ganim's Garden Center & Florist is THE garden center and florist to go to in Connecticut. Besides the extremely wide range of options they have, the customer service is top notch. Ganim's gets to know the customer and picks the absolute best plants and products for your needs.As an employer they are amazing to work for. It is a hard job with plenty of challenge but everyone is very enthusiastic and passionate about their job and is happy to help you learn the ropes! Highly reccomend you apply for a position, well worth it!Overall, Ganim's is a family owned, customer dedicated business that prides itself on bringing the best products to the consumer with amazing customer service throughout every season. Whether you are looking for a job, or to upgrade your garden, this is the place to do it.
Noah Clark
Noah Clark
00:57 11 Apr 22
Great place of your landscaping needs.
Jason Ferrandino
Jason Ferrandino
18:02 09 Jan 22
Loved the shopping experience. They went out of their way to help me pick out Exactly what I needed. Everything looks great in my home. Thank you.
betty skaggs
betty skaggs
14:29 23 Oct 21
We adore Ganim’s, firstly there is always a beautiful range of plants to choose from. Then there is the family friendly experience.. they always make time for my kids and helping us to choose the right plants and help us to understand how to care for them. They also offer me non toxic options which is hugely important for our family. Highly recommended ****
Emma Jordan
Emma Jordan
04:01 18 Sep 21
Really attentive customer service. They're friendly too.
Chris Evans
Chris Evans
23:38 27 Jul 21
Awesome selection. Great layout to walk thru the greenhouses. Fun and Friendly! Very helpful with information and even carrying my purchases to vehicle. I was at Ladies Night, sale prices were fabulous. I did find the regular pricing was on par with others in Fairfield County.
Maggie Kokias
Maggie Kokias
02:21 18 Jul 21
Buen lugar
Alfredo Martinez
Alfredo Martinez
12:27 28 May 21
Great nursery garden shop. Wonderful selection. Good experience.
Sonal Sharma
Sonal Sharma
17:48 23 May 21
All the staff I dealt with were Excellent. Everybody was very Helpful & Cheerful. Great Experience with a Nice selection as always. Thankyou. Sincerely, W. Thorne Taylor 😁👍
Thorne Taylor
Thorne Taylor
18:46 19 May 21
Good!! #26
matt tuffarelli
matt tuffarelli
15:27 11 May 21
Visited for the first time yesterday and was utterly impressed!! The place just keeps on going LOL you think you’ve reached the end of their selection.. “but wait, there’s more!!” My boyfriend and I met the owner who was nothing but welcoming and had a great conversation with KEVIN! He was extremely informative and helped us navigate the rows of flowers to what I was looking for. We will be back, thank you!!
Tricia LaSasso
Tricia LaSasso
18:59 10 May 21
So much to choose from....makes it hard to decide!!! Very friendly
Dean Vinson & Associates
Dean Vinson & Associates
17:56 30 Apr 21
Very friendly and helpful personnel
John Evans
John Evans
19:25 28 Apr 21
Good quality, fair prices very helpful and friendly staff.
Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor
07:06 27 Apr 21
Too many types of tomotoes to choose from! Great problem to have! 🙂
Linda C.
Linda C.
14:05 15 Apr 21
I purchased a tree at Ganims and my experience was so pleasant. Kevin was so knowledgeable and helped me with all of my questions. He gave me some great tips on how to plant and care for my tree . Ganims is now my go to place for all my garden needs.
Damaris Vargas
Damaris Vargas
03:02 15 Apr 21
Very friendly! Helped me find what I needed quickly!
Jude Andrew Alaba
Jude Andrew Alaba
22:45 22 Dec 20
Great advice, products and prices.
Pete
Pete
20:41 12 Dec 20
This garden center is great old schoolGreat plants the owner has a garden show "that garden guy" with a cost you find what you need always
Amadio Telesco
Amadio Telesco
20:44 31 Aug 20
Amazing staff! They know their stuff and are really helpful. There are so many gorgeous plants i could spend all day shopping.
susan SQ swain
susan SQ swain
21:39 21 Jun 20
Tiffany Yizar
Tiffany Yizar
17:18 21 Jun 20
One of my favorite Nurseries,knowledgeable staff,big selection,many exotics. Pleasure to deal with them.
Charles O'Reilly
Charles O'Reilly
11:05 09 Jun 20
Went in today and spent an hour with Kevin. Let me start by saying this, probably the most knowledgeable sales person I’ve ever met. He explained everything in detail and put serious thought into his guidance for me. I showed him a picture of my landscape, and walked out an hour later, with exactly what I wanted. The best part was, he made sure to stay in my budget, and made sure I didn’t spend money where I didn’t need too. They’ve really earned my business. Can’t wait to see the results in a few weeks.
Zak Haque
Zak Haque
01:25 27 May 20
I have gotten plants from the big box stores nearby and other smaller nurseries, but Ganin's plants always do the best. Every year now I just go there and I am thrilled with the results. Everyone there is friendly and helpful. Also, they have a great variety. They are marked for one-way traffic and safe distancing for customers.
Ken Staffey
Ken Staffey
19:14 24 May 20
I am a 2nd generation Ganim customer. My mother started shopping here when we moved to Fairfield in the early 80s. You will not find better service or knowledge at any other garden center! The Ganims know what they are talking about and they have an amazing variety year round! From annuals to perennials to Christmas trees and handmade wreaths, Ganims has it all. Love shopping here!
Rebecca Hasiotis
Rebecca Hasiotis
17:16 24 May 20
Susan Balla
Susan Balla
15:54 21 May 20
Great, like always .
Marcia Rennie
Marcia Rennie
22:36 14 May 20
We love this garden center, very friendly and helpful staff as well. We will be back!
Matt Morgan
Matt Morgan
19:43 10 May 20
Jessica Pavia
Jessica Pavia
13:46 03 May 20
Ganim’s is my “go-to” garden canter! (It’s actually more like my secret home from April through October!)Everyone there is knowledgeable-and they have a wonderful selection of plants that will grow well-and easily in this area!
Missy Barnhard
Missy Barnhard
13:12 24 Mar 20
They are very informative and friendly. They have beautiful plants, trees and floral arrangements. I bought a tree for a friend. They sold me the battery operated lights that are on it.
Marilyn Middlemass
Marilyn Middlemass
01:50 19 Dec 19
I used Ganim’s as the florist for my wedding. Merrilee at Ganim’s is so amazing. She is willing to work with you within your budget and even came to our wedding in person to repurpose flowers from our ceremony. The flower arrangements were gorgeous and I fully trusted her with all of the choices.
Taylor Bonano
Taylor Bonano
22:53 23 Jul 19
Absolutely love this local nursery!The staff here are very knowledgeable and were able to help out a plant noob like me and shared their knowledge about indoor plants. They have a great variety of seeds and saplings and everything Garden related.
Yeshaswini
Yeshaswini
20:49 17 May 19
A great place to buy garden products and yard products very good place
Benjamin Stackhouse
Benjamin Stackhouse
16:43 17 Apr 19
So helpful A+ will be back next week
Lisa Belvedere
Lisa Belvedere
16:07 31 Mar 19
Excellent customer services they were very helpful
Carmen Depara
Carmen Depara
02:46 29 Mar 19
very informative
John S
John S
19:05 23 Sep 18
Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us make the right choice for our landscaping.
Becky Pavia
Becky Pavia
21:40 16 Aug 18
Jessica Stevens
Jessica Stevens
18:31 22 Jul 18
Looked all over connecticut for Provence Lavender plants and no one had them, Garmin's did, 8 of them and I bought them all. I will be going back next week for more.
Red Robles
Red Robles
00:32 13 Jul 18
Simply the best!
Barbara March
Barbara March
02:25 08 Jun 18
I would like to thank Ganim's Garden Center and Florist for the beautiful sprayprovided for my father's funeral.We had many compliments from numerous guests .Merrilee and her staff are true artists. Gratefully, Jon Ripka and family. ❤
Jon Ripka
Jon Ripka
14:31 09 May 18
Very knowledgeable and has a great selection. Bought boxwoods and they showed us different types and differnent sizes.
B K
B K
23:16 23 Jul 17
Trish Perrotti
Trish Perrotti
04:44 17 Jul 17
Best customer service around!! We went to Ganims to choose 2 perennials for the front of our house. We asked Kevin if he had "a couple minutes to answer a question." He not only answered the question, but he went into details and depth that provided us with an education on how to continue to make informed choices. He spent as much time and energy with us as if we'd hired him to landscape our whole property personally.
M Baker
M Baker
20:40 24 Apr 17
Bought a cherry tree and some tomatoes and all my questions were answered that I had regarding the tree. Much better than the home depot down the street which is a huge mess.
Justin _
Justin _
23:48 21 Jun 16
Wonderful experience today and great customer service. Used them to send a rose bush to a friend for a special occasion. The plant was beautiful, they were very prompt and responsive to my inquiry, and pricing was very reasonable. Couldn't be happier.
Leslie Silverman
Leslie Silverman
21:10 27 Aug 15
Huge selection
Jonathan van Ryzin
Jonathan van Ryzin
23:53 07 Jun 15
The flower and plant selection is the best in CT! The family service is amazing. The floral arrangements are so beautiful. GO HERE
Tracy Malone (Narcissist Abuse Support)
Tracy Malone (Narcissist Abuse Support)
20:51 23 Jul 14
I have done business with Lee Ganim's for at least 20 years and these are Good Peopledependable knowledgeable and ready to do business their inventory is second to nonein the area.if you have a project or need landscape service you will be very satisfied in choosing themfor the job I recommend you Stop by take a minute to make a new friend buy some plantsmeet the staff and make your yard and landscape dream come true
familiy mail
familiy mail
16:35 16 Apr 14
Being a real professional means that the customer isn't always right. If you ask a doctor to amputate your arm and your arm is perfectly healthy, he or she is supposed to say "no."Whenever I go to buy something and get talked out of doing so by a person who would have profited from my purchase, I'm impressed.Today I was impressed by the professionalism at Ganim's and thought that since they didn't profit from their professionalism, the least I could do was help them with this review.Smaller local businesses need to be supported for many reasons, not the least of which is the professionalism and honesty that one often finds in many (but not all by any means) small family-owned businesses.
SkinnyVeganMan
SkinnyVeganMan
21:29 03 Aug 13
A real plantsman's plant shop!A great staff to meet as well.
Sean Mclaughlin
Sean Mclaughlin
02:12 29 Dec 12
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