Cedar Rock Gardens retail shop is now open. Tucker and Elise have created a super safe shopping experience. All customers and employees wear masks.
Elise’s parents, Juile and Jim Jilson, are lending a helping hand during the pandemic.
The checkout area is protected by plexiglass.
Come shop their organically grown gorgeous selection of veggies, herbs, annual seedlings, and perennial plants. Everything looks healthy and beautiful! And the refrigerator is stocked with their famously super delicious farm to table produce.
Please note that due to the high demand involved with the release of our warm weather seedlings — and our desire to provide a comfortable pick-up experience for our customers — OUR RETAIL LOCATION WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC to allow us time to assemble hundreds of orders. We are accepting online orders at this time, and offering pick up dates starting on May 21.
When you place an online order, we will immediately email you an Order Confirmation that contains a link where you can schedule a pick up date and time between Wednesday, May 21 and Sunday, May 31. Please be sure to arrive at Cedar Rock Gardens within your scheduled time slot to help us efficiently get you on your way with your seedling order. You will also be helping us to minimize large crowds and optimize our limited parking, so thanks!
Call us from your mobile when you arrive at the farm on your scheduled pick-up day, then pop the trunk and we’ll gently place your garden treasure right in for you to take home and plant, no in-person transaction or contact required!
But here’s something REALLY exciting: we hope to be opening for regular retail sales again on May 28. Until that time, only employees are allowed in the retail area of Cedar Rock Gardens, so if you wish to do some shopping in person, save the date of May 28!
As Cedar Rock Gardens opens for the season, and with our country in the midst of a health crisis of unprecedented proportions, we have been working diligently to provide our community with a new, safer way to shop at Cedar Rock Gardens. We are proud to announce that with the launch of our new website, we are now able to accept online orders for curbside pickup! This approach will minimize the number of people who are at the farm at the same time, as well as the number of points of contact required to get you on your way with a car full of your favorite Cedar Rock Gardens produce, seedlings and garden supplies.
We would encourage you to choose online ordering over in-person shopping at this time (that’s why we built this crazy new site, after all!)
While out and about organizing jobs for my landscape design clients with my newest assistant Charlotte, we were planning to take more photos, but it was too dreary. Believe me when I write, all three of our fantastic local nurseries are bursting with beautiful plants and garden ornaments that would make wonderful gifts for Moms, and all the special ladies in your life. The weather forecast for tomorrow is mostly sunny and mid-fifties, perfect weather for plant shopping.
New assistant, Charlotte, and best mother’s helper, our Radio Flyer COLLAPSIBLE wagon!
This beautiful lady in the pick-your-own peony patch.
Cedar Rock Gardens, the fabulous organic and homegrown nursery owned by Elise Jilson and Tucker Smith, is opening on Thursday April 19th. They will be open everyday. See below for hours of operation and the complete selection of flower, vegetable, and herb seedlings that will be available to purchase this spring. Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 290 Concord Street in West Gloucester, just minutes off of Route 133.
A small sampling of just some of the flowers and veggies you will find at Cedar Rock Gardens, and a reminder that spring truly will be here soon.
Thank you to Elise and Tucker at Cedar Rock Gardens for a super year in the garden. This was the couple’s first season opening the garden to the public and they did an outstanding job. Cedar Rock Gardens are a welcome addition to a fantastic and growing group of local farms. Their organic nursery and farm are brimming with a wonderful array of fresh flowers, produce, and seedlings. Every one of the plants from their nursery grew beautifully for me. Cedar Rock Gardens is closed for the year but I am so excited to be working again with them next year and will definitely be enrolling in their CSA 2017. See you in the spring!
Did you ever wonder why marigolds play such a prominent role in Day of the Dead celebrations? They are referred to as “flowers of the dead” and with their vivid hues and citrusy fresh scent, marigolds are thought to guide spirits to the altars. And, too, flowers in general represent the ephemerality of life.
Snapshots from Elise and Tucker’s fabulous and fun harvest party, just getting underway. Where earlier the produce had been planted, long tables with tantalizing pot luck offerings were arranged. Bales of hay with planks laid across made for practical seating. An assortment of lights and lanterns illuminated the grounds and the big oak tree was ready for moonlight dancing to begin beneath its boughs.
Favorite photo from the party, Big Sister Franny giving Woody the “pesky little brother look,” with Mom Samantha Goddess, and Samantha’s Mom, Pam Wood.
I had to leave Cedar Rock Gardens early to attend the Cape Ann Plein Air gala, which Catherine covered on Good Morning Gloucester. The Rockport Art Association was overflowing with art enthusiasts, friends, and family and it was so exciting to see beautiful scenes from all around Cape Ann rendered by these master painters. Congratulations to Karen Ristuben, the project manager, and to all who helped make Cape Ann Plein Air a fabulously successful event. I do have to say though that Cape Ann’s own JEFF WEAVER rocked the house with his stunning paintings of the waterfront and downtown.