Our Story

Located in the quiet town of Mattituck, just two hours East of New York City, on the North Fork of Long Island, North Fork Boutique Gardens has found a place to call home. NFBG is a premier wholesale supplier of perennials, grasses, ferns, groundcovers and Northeast natives. Aside from supplying plants to retailers across the Northeast, we specialize in custom grown plant material for both large and small projects. Some of our custom plant material can be found all over the Greater New York City Area in places like the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Bridge Piers, The United Nations, Pier 26, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Irish Hunger Memorial, and on Roosevelt Island. Our custom plant material can also be found at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary in Oyster Bay, NY and at the WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT.

Nestled on 17 acres, NFBG resides in the location that was previously known as The Plantage where Lois Woodhull began her career and became one of the most respected perennial pioneers. Working side by side with Lois, Deborah Rodgers began her journey with the nursery. After exploring and succeeding in other career opportunities, Deb eventually made her way back to the property, which she now owns.

In March of 2014 Deb began her adventure in building a boutique style nursery growing specialty perennials, woody ornamentals, grasses, ferns and Northeast Natives. Aside from growing unique and quality plants, Deb also wanted to focus on the customer experience.  Developing solid relationships with clients built on trust, loyalty and consistency was her ultimate goal.

Over the next three years, Deb spent her time hiring a team of experts with knowledge and experience in the areas she felt most important, quality plant material and customer service. She selected Kathryn Donoghue, Matthew Purcell and Joshua Scruggs to help make her vision complete. Their areas of expertise include production planning, ornamental horticulture, sales management and customer experience, just to name a few.

Aside from building a team, NFBG has spent the past few years evolving our shipping operation, creating custom retail garden center labels, focusing on growing neonicotinoid free plants and custom growing a variety of unique and rare plant material for large and small projects.

Heading into our eleventh season, NFBG serves over 400 garden centers, landscapers and landscape architects across the Northeast. We have successfully built solid individual relationships with each location we supply and continue to add new clients each week. Additionally, NFBG has become Women Owned Certified in New York State, New York City, New Jersey, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Nassau County, Massachusetts, WBENC, NYC School of Construction Authority and The Port Authority of NY & NJ.

Meet the Team