Glenwild Staff 2014

Pictured above: Nick, Alex, Bryan, Elaine, Jodie, Joan, Andrew & Pam.
Fall 2014


Our knowledgeable, fun, and attentive retail staff members are here to help with gardening questions and more.  We are lovers of plants, and people who want to help you to leave happy! Some of us have a passion for house plants, some for perennials, some for vegetable gardening, some for ornamental shrubs and trees.  (And some for garden accessories).  :)  We all know the importance of healthy soil and want you to treat it with care and love.  Come in and introduce yourself–we look forward to meeting you!

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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.

Alexander 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.

 Photo of Glenwild Truck, ca

Garden Quotes

“In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ” ~Sam Llewelyn


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