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Annuals are growing!

The Annual Greenhouse is now open for shopping, but not everything will be ready all at once. Note: We do not do enormous quantities of any variety, and we have a first come first served policy. Because most annuals grow so fast with very tender new growth, it is not possible for us to safely ship the starter size 2.5” deep pots. Perhaps this will encourage you to visit, if you never have! click Avant Gardens Annual list 2022

4 Upcoming Workshops!

6/2  Planting Succulent Containers

6/25 Succulent Wreaths

9/24  Flower Arranging with Kim Lamothe of Green Lion Designs

Join the fabulous Kim Lamothe from Greenlion Design and Katherine Tracey, owner of Avant Gardens for this special workshop. Kris, of Newport RI, is a much sought after floral designer, known for her “just out of the garden” arrangements.

Utilizing local sourced flowers, plus unusual garden cuttings from Kim and Katherine’s gardens, you will create your own lush compote floral arrangement. All materials: Vase, flowers, props will be provided. We’ll have clippers on hand so all you need to bring is yourself.

Date: Sept 24th Two session options, morning or afternoon

Place: Under the tent at Avant Gardens, Dartmouth MA

sign up on Greenlion’s website


Want to make a Day of It?

If you are coming a distance, why not plan a day in the history rich New Bedford area. Here are a few suggestions to check out: Haskell Public Garden is 10 minutes away, and you may catch the earliest bulbs popping up. Once the nursery home and gardens of our old friend Allen Haskell, it is now a lovely public garden open year round and there is no entrance fee!

The Acushnet River Antique Center is a regular haunt…we find some pretty cool garden artifacts here.

Historic downtown New Bedford is home to the impressive Whaling Museum, plus some great little shops and restaurants. Check out The Drawing Room , which features unique gifts, wine and local art. Our restaurant go to’s are The Black Whale on the waterfront, Union Flats , DNB Burgers  and The Pour Farm Tavern to name a few.

If you want to get in a nice brisk hike, Fort Taber at the city’s southernmost tip, offers walks with views of Buzzards Bay. Nearby are 2 eating establishments Cisco Brewery and The Dough Company .

Check establishments websites for current hours.


Now Open!
Hours 10-4 Mon-Sat, (July: Sat hrs 9-1) closed July 4th
(508) 998.8819
710 High Hill Rd. Dartmouth MA 02747