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Since 1973, Nanticoke Gardens has been the area’s premier grower of high quality bedding plants and poinsettias. As professional growers, we take pride in providing you with the largest selection of top quality plants in the Greater Binghamton area. Here at Nanticoke Gardens we enjoy growing plants!  We feel that growing plants from seed or cutting gives us the greatest opportunity to provide our customers with the highest quality plant that has been acclimated to the area.  It may take a little extra effort but it’s what we feel sets us apart.

Each year, we continue to attend seminars and events to keep us educated on the latest growing technology and newest varieties. Through this education we are able to provide our customers with the best selection and highest quality plants in the area.

Here at Nanticoke Gardens we value you as our customer and thank you for continued patronage.

Memberships, Organizations & Resources


New York State Flower Industry (NYSFI)
American Hort
Cornell Cooperative Extension


New York Farm Bureau
farm bureau
Proven Winners
proven winners
Chip Shafer Owner, Partner Chip began working at Nanticoke Gardens in 1999. He worked as the production manager and assistant grower for 12 consecutive seasons learning the business and embracing attention to quality. Chip became an owner in 2011 when he and his brother teamed up to purchase the business from the previous owner who decided to retire.
Pete Shafer Owner, Partner Peter Shafer has worked for Nanticoke Gardens since the brothers purchased the business in 2011. Previously Peter worked as an Operations Manager for a beverage distribution company in Brooklyn NY where he was employed for 10 years.

At the peak of the season, Nanticoke Gardens’ employs a team of around 25 individuals who are an integral part of the operation. These team members include transplanters, waterers, greenhouse assistants and cashiers. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill our out application email it to:


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Nanticoke Gardens

 1543 Union Center - Maine Hwy, Route 26 North / Endicott, NY 13760  607.754.5008

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