Helping gardeners beautify their homes since 1939.

About Us

Woodland Gardens, located at 168 Woodland Street, in Manchester, CT, is the oldest and largest grower in this section of Connecticut. From the late 1930s when John Zapadka grew and sold pansies on his property, we've grown to 16 greenhouses and a retail store on 8 acres. Read our History.

Pansies are just one of our numerous crops today. We also grow and sell tens of thousands of annuals, perennials, roses, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and trees. Seven days a week all year-round, we also sell tropical and flowering plants from our primary 5000-square-foot greenhouse, as well as gifts and garden-related items from our retail store.

We are still a family business, just as we were when John Zapadka enlisted his children to help dig up pansies for his customers. John's son, Leon, is now the company president, assisted by his son, Luke, and his daughter, Beth. Besides them, we have a large and friendly staff who are always willing to answer your questions.

Here are a few of the people you'll meet when you shop at Woodland Gardens.