Visitors to Cornell Botanic Gardens who are inspired by the diverse beautiful plants in its cultivated gardens, arboretum and natural areas now have a way to bring those plants to their own garden spaces. ShrubBucket, distributor of high-quality perennials from the region’s top producers, has launched the Cornell Botanic Gardens online store.
ShrubBucket serves gardeners in parts of New York state and Connecticut. Cornell Botanic Gardens’ visitors living in those areas can choose from hundreds of plants reflected in Cornell Botanic Gardens’ collections, order them online, and have them hand delivered to their home or business. A portion of every plant purchase benefits Cornell Botanic Gardens.
“Having visited the gardens since I was a young child, I felt that the one missing element was not being able to purchase plants you were excited about discovering,” said Rick Hedrick, founder and CEO of ShrubBucket. “This partnership is a win-win for everybody – especially those who are inspired by the plants at Cornell Botanic Gardens. It brings the visitor experience to the gardens full circle."
Plants available for purchase through the Cornell Botanic Gardens online store are selected by the botanic gardens’ expert horticulture staff to best reflect the spirit and values of the gardens and natural areas. Home gardeners can search and filter plants by criteria including those that attract pollinators, butterflies and birds, drought tolerance, and season of interest, among others.