READERS' CHOICE 2012: Best Garden/Home Center

Vote for your go-to garden/home center; the winner will become the Readers' Choice.


If it's near and dear to your heart, Patch wants to know—tell us about the area's best garden/home centers.

Here are the nominees. Vote for your favorite. To learn more about both garden/home centers, click on the name. And feel free to tell us in the comments why you voted for who you did.

Voting ends August 17th.

arkay July 02, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Didn't we do this one already? I'd say Robert Treat Farm.
C.S. July 24, 2012 at 01:36 AM
How on earth was Filanowski's Farms left off this pole? Please put them on immediately, anyone who has gone there knows that you get treated like family. Love that place.
Ryan Sartor (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Hi C.S. - The nominees listed were all recommended by Patch Readers during the nomination process, which began in June. I've added Filankowski's Farms to the poll. Thanks for the tip!
Bob Macchia August 04, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Q Gardens!!! It's the only one that has everything You would ever need. Filanowskis has great plants and would be a top greenhouse but is not a garden center. Treats is nice but still not complete.
Kathy Kobishyn August 04, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Van Wilgens on the Post Road !
RONALD M GOLDWYN August 04, 2012 at 02:40 PM
We must be scraping the bottom of the barrel for businesses. Next try "Who is the best undertaker?", then Funeral Parlor? Then we can try, Who is the best Alderman? or Justice of the Peace? Nowadays all we seem to be doing is trying to provoke reader contacts.
jungis4545 August 04, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Agree with you, Ron. The Patch offers little of substance (perhaps a statement about Milford more than the Patch, maybe not). Just poll after stupid poll (and that's the Patch's fault). You can get local news faster from the NH Register, what local news there is. Most everything here is a tired puff piece by the same bunch of writers. Maybe that's how they get advertisers.
C.S. August 04, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Hey Ryan, thanks for adding Filanowski's Farm, I may have missed this category. As for those who dislike the patch and think that the mainstream media is a much better source for local news, you have an option, don't log on or read it. See how easy that was? Remember this is a local thing, and these polls bring attention to local businesses who certainly could use the added revenue. Unless you prefer the doom and gloom of another local store closing that WTNH reports? Oh, and one more thing, the Patch Rocks.
jungis4545 August 04, 2012 at 08:37 PM
You are indeed easily rocked, CS.
Jennifer Ibarra August 04, 2012 at 08:56 PM
We NEED to add Rivercrest Farm. It is an amazing place. They do a lot of work donating plants to schools, girl scout troops, and boy scout troops. Just wonderful people and wonderful selection of plants. http://rivercrestfarm.com/
C.S. August 04, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Haha, not really.
Jennifer Ibarra August 04, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Also they offer CSA shares where you can join and pick up fresh vegetables throughout the year.
Linda Spray August 04, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I would of voted for Glorias garden center but they are no longer in business, so my second choice would be Robert Treats! But I do agree that Filanoskis is a very friendly family busness!! I remember when thwy had a fruit and veggie stand on BPT Ave!
PK August 05, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I like them all - & shop at each for different things. Can't choose one over the other. Also what about Glendale Farms?
Jennifer Ibarra August 05, 2012 at 01:46 PM
you're right I do like them all for different things. I would say that I don't especially like Lowe's though, because it is not owned by a local Milford resident and it is pretty pricey compared to the others for ordinary and commonplace things.
G. Gerard August 05, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Robert Treat's is very nice and pretty but their prices are outrageous. It's a good thing to support local business and keep the money in the community but not so much when the business isn't even trying to compete price-wise. I may get some grief but I prefer Lowes- they truly have everything and are very convenient.


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