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You Won't Be-Leaf This Place!

You Won't Be-Leaf This Place!

| May 16, 2024

We love local businesses, and so every so often I’ll be highlighting one in the area! This first local business blog post is about my favorite store, and in fact probably my favorite place ever: Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH. Our office is only 5 minutes away, but I’ve been going there for much longer than I've been working here. I’d say my first time was around 2015, and my family and I have been hooked since! 

Overview

Wentworth Greenhouses is open seven days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm. Which, by the way, is awesome for me because I don’t get to work until 8:15 am. So, I can swing by to buy a plant before work… which I have done… but only once so far.

They sell houseplants year-round, from prolific pothos to beautiful begonias. Their air plant selection is also excellent! And they have spectacular displays as well. One of my favorites is an old computer turned terrarium. They never cease to amaze me!

Houseplants are my number one interest at Wentworth Greenhouses, but many frequent the establishment for outdoor plants. Starting in March, they begin to have early spring flowers, like pansies and violas. By summer, the annuals and perennials are in full swing, along with vegetable plants, bushes, hedges, and more.

And even if, by some slim chance you aren’t interested in plants, there’s still something for you! The Greenhouse also has a gift shop featuring locally made items like coffee grounds, candles, greeting cards, dog treats, and more. You never know what you’ll find, and best of all, you know you’ll be supporting local businesses!

History

Wentworth Greenhouses has been in business for over 50 years. It was co-founded by David Wentworth and his brother, Aaron Wentworth. They grew up farming and received interest in having seedlings sold. Their business only grew from there, and now there are 6 acres of greenhouses!

Although the founders have both sadly passed away, the next generations have carried on their legacy. Bryan and Mark Wentworth, along with their cousin John, now run the business. And outside of the physical family, but no less important, are the longtime employees. One of them, Mary Corbett, has been working there since the brothers were still in college. Now, over thirty-five years later, she still adores her work and considers the Wentworths her family.

She has expressed that she feels like a teacher watching her students grow up, as she sees mothers pushing their children around in strollers, when the mothers themselves used to be in the stroller. She, along with the other staff members, is incredibly knowledgeable. So if you’re plant shopping and need some guidance, don’t hesitate to ask anyone with the signature Wentworth Greenhouses t-shirt on!

What I Love About Wentworth

First of all, of course, I love the plants! I have around thirty plants in my collection, and I’d estimate that ninety-five percent of them are from Wentworth Greenhouses. They have such a variety of houseplants, including rare and collector’s editions. So many types of pothos and philodendron, begonias, prayer plants, spider plants, alocasias, monsteras, tillandsias, echeverias, cacti… You name it, they more likely than not have it! 

One of my favorites from them is a golden pothos that is in a 12-inch pot and is roughly five feet long. He was an amazing price! Also, I got a giant xerographica there, for another great price. And did I mention you can bring your dogs in with you to shop? Aside from all that, all the employees I’ve met have been incredibly helpful and friendly. They’re truly knowledgeable and passionate about their work.

So what’s holding you back? Swing by this local gem today and be transported to a tropical wonderland. You may even be able to bring a little bit of that wonderland back with you, too.

Sources:

Foster's Daily Democrat (1)

Foster's Daily Democrat (2)

Seacoast Online

Wentworth Greenhouses Official Website

Seacoast Eat Local