About Us

A Unique Retail Garden Center and Nursery

Our retail garden center has a beautiful selection of plants for you to choose from. You will notice that each plant receives personal attention and we are always on the lookout for the unusual specimen, and will help you find the special plant you want. Our selection of garden accessories is different from the rest, and we hope you’ll find the perfect compliment to your landscape–perhaps an arbor, bird bath, or a garden sculpture.

A Hidden New Jersey Gem

If you live in Northern New Jersey, and you are an avid gardener who loves exploring garden centers that truly care about the product they sell, you will have a wonderful experience at Glenwild Garden Center. We love what we do, and so will you.

Photo of Glenwild Truck, caAlexander J. MacKenn Sr. started his landscape business in 1928, often using a team of oxen to accomplish a job. Constantly evolving and responding to the needs of the community, Alex and his wife Mabel added the retail shop in 1958. After getting a degree in Landscape Design & Horticulture, Alex Jr. started designing and running crews in 1962, and he and his father worked together for at least 20 busy years. Then the third generation came in. In 1990, Brad, now a Certified Landscape Architect, came on full time, and then Jodie started in 1992. (With a totally unrelated degree, but a love of plants and spreading the organic gardening word). The business truly is ‘a labor of love’ for this family.

Garden Quotes

We sat in the garden, I indolently reading… We had the best display of flowers yet seen— wall flowers in profusion, columbines, phlox, and …huge scarlet poppies.
The Diary of Virginia Woolf

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