People have been going to Hicks Nurseries on Long Island for 160 years. It is not just a place to purchase plants. It is a destination for all seasons. There are many events depending on the time of year. A visit to the annual Spring Flower Show was the perfect way to end the long, cold winter we had experienced. St. Patrick's Day is the official "plant your peas day," so we decided to celebrate. Hicks is an enjoyable place for children and/or grandchildren.
We found a paved parking lot with many handicap spaces just outside the main entrance, which has automatic, sliding glass doors. The concrete or smooth brick aisles are wide enough to maneuver around while enjoying the gorgeous displays. The colorful blossoms, waterfalls, and organic gardens of the flower show were a sight to behold. They reminded us that spring was on her way.
We saw a café in the back with tables and chairs. We thought, "the food must be good" as it was doing a brisk business.
Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are located next to the café.
In addition to plants and garden supplies, Hicks sells small gift items, garden furniture, and everything in between.
We reminisced about our family visits to Santa at Christmas and Otto the Ghost at Halloween. In the fall, Hicks is a magical place with a petting zoo, hayrides and more.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue's website, www.hicksnurseries.com, to "know before you go."