Testimonials

We don’t like to brag, especially when others do it for us. Below is a partial list of garden center and landscaping design awards we have won:

  • NYS Environmental Beautification Award for the SUNY Fredonia Science & Technology Complex project
  • Democrat & Chronicle Rochester’s Choice 2015 & 2016 Silver Award for Best Garden Center
  • “Top 100 Independent Garden Center” – Garden Center Magazine
  • “Best Garden Store” – WHEC News 10 NBC Rochester Rocs
  • NYS Environmental Beautification Award for the Seneca Falls Routes 5 & 20 project
  • NYS Environmental Beautification Award for the Monroe County Civic Center Green Roof project
  • “Top 100 Revolutionary Garden Centers” – Today’s Garden Center Magazine
  • Rochester’s Top 100 Business Award
  • New York State Residential Landscape Award
  • Sam Walton Business Leader Award
  • Greece Business Person of the Year Award

But don’t take some committee’s word for it. See what your neighbors are saying:

I recently had an opportunity to do business with Van Putte Garden Center. The staff I worked with were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They stayed within my budget and they have such a variety. Van Putte Gardens delivered, planted and mulched so that everything was spectacular. I didn’t realize the other services they offer as well, such as patios, lighting, walkways, etc. People who know me both personally and professionally know I am very picky and my standards are over the top. Van Putte Gardens met those standards and I look forward to doing more business with them in the future.”Karen V.
I have purchased many products from Van Putte Gardens over the years and have always been satisfied with their products and customer service. When I purchased several large Cleveland Flowering Pear trees, each at least 15 high, Van Putte employees wheelbarrowed each tree into my back yard, and dug each hole by hand because the location would not allow access by machinery. They worked with me to properly place each tree to my satisfaction. The employees cleaned the area so thoroughly that there was no indication that they had been there. I know I could have probably found someone to do the job cheaper, but I do not believe I would have had the same level of satisfaction.” Joe P.
Van Putte Gardens placed a patio in our yard. From the start of our first interaction with Van Putte Gardens we were put at ease. Every staff member we came in contact with conducted themselves with the highest standard of professionalism and eagerness to assist us. Throughout the project Van Putte Gardens staff kept the job site neat and tidy. We never felt uncomfortable with Van Putte Gardens staff being around as we went through our daily activities. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the area, and it is the perfect complement to our yard and great spot for our hot tub. The cost of the job was more than fair for the outstanding product we received. We would use Van Putte Gardens again for any future projects without hesitation.”Jeff B. and Al D.
My wife and I were very pleased and impressed with Van Putte Gardens customer service. I was looking for a plant that they no longer carried and one of their mangers took the time to locate and find the plant for me. Their advice about plants and the time that they take to assist you is outstanding.”Luis
We had a super experience with Van Putte working with them on the design of a new patio and planter walls. It also included tear-out of old gardens, replanting of some of the old plants and planting of new plants. Our landscape designer came out to our house several times to make sure that the design was what we wanted. She spent time with us and walked us around their materials, landscaping materials and plants, so we could see exactly what we could select from, and what we would have in the end. She followed up with us on a regular basis for scheduling, and when the job started, touched base with us each day to make sure we were good with the work. The guys did a terrific job with the tear-out and the installation. They worked very neatly and each night their tools and materials were put neatly aside and out of the way. They washed down the driveway and the house each day because of the dust generated from the flagstone work. We will definitely return to Van Putte's for future work.”Kathy M.
5 stars! I called about needing help with my DIY landscaping at my house. They suggested I take a few photos and measurements. I brought them in and was directed to the nursery. The staff understood I was overwhelmed and in need of suggestions. We walked around the nursery picking out different bushes and plants/flowers. The landscaping came out awesome! I couldn't ask for more from the local nursery! I'll be back and I'll be recommending to friends/family.”Marcy
Van Putte Gardens is a MUST go to when deciding to do ANY landscape work; they’re a blessing in disguise! They turned our weed patches into beautiful gardens and we cannot wait ‘til the spring to see everything in bloom.”Shelly M.
My husband and I were interested in building a patio. We spent countless hours analyzing our options and the associated pricing, and Van Putte was the obvious winner on price, quality and incredible customer service. Our experience began with our knowledgeable and hard-working Project Manager/Designer, who created a beautiful plan incorporating all of our ideas, but also offering great (and patient) guidance and perspective to ensure we were making the best decisions. When it came time for the installation of the patio, the quality of the craftsmanship was just incredible. It is clear that Van Putte employees enjoy their work and have very high standards with all that they do. Every step of the way, Van Putte actively managed our project, following through with each and every detail. Our experience exceeded our expectations and we are already looking forward to our next project with the Van Putte team!”Joanne T.
We recently moved to a new home that needed an entire lawn and landscaping put in. We met with several contractors and decided on Van Putte Gardens. It was one of the best decisions we made with our new house. They provided a conceptual drawing and estimate free of charge. We knew nothing about plants (and still don’t), but our project manager took his time with us and made great recommendations and we couldn't be happier. We fully anticipate using them for future projects and regularly interact with their Garden Center about maintaining our purchase. Couldn't be happier… highly recommend.”Matt G.
I have purchased several trees, hanging baskets, perennials and annuals from Van Putte Gardens. All their nursery stock is extremely healthy and the staff is always there to answer questions. They definitely rate a five star in my book!”Gail C.
Great place to take the kids for Christmas tree shopping. They also are the best deal for mulch delivered. I bought an apple tree from them over the summer and it is doing great!”Robert