Office Phone 607-749-4861

Open for the Season 607-749-5639


        Creating Beautiful Gardens for 40 Years 

  Welcome To Little York Plantation

Central New York's Premier

Garden Center, Gift Shop & Landscaping Company


Little York Plantation is the premier garden center and landscaping company in Central New York.  We have been serving Syracuse, Cortland, Ithaca and its surrounding areas for the past 40 years, and it all started with a simple vegetable stand.


In1972 the Cranes bought Gladtime Farm Market, a small roadside fresh fruit and vegetable business.  They expanded and promoted fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, peas, squash, cukes, and many other vegetables.  One year the purchase of some annuals from the Farmer’s market in Syracuse started the transformation to Little York Plantation.  The original idea was to decorate the market with hanging baskets.  But customers wanted to buy the baskets almost before they were hung!  It was easy to see there was a market for flowers as well as vegetables. 


In 1978 our first greenhouse was built to supply the vegetable garden with tomato and pepper transplants and to start some new annuals.  Very soon, the business began to offer these transplants along with annuals and hanging baskets through the fruit and vegetable stand.  The Cranes had found their true love, growing and marketing plants.


The very first year of having a greenhouse, it became obvious the roadside market was too small!  On the property was a 1903 dairy barn.  It was the perfect expansion.  It took approximately 2 years to make the necessary renovations and in 1980 the roadside market was permanently moved into our current location that we affectionately call “The Barn”.  Our name was officially changed to Little York Plantation. 


In 1990 with children and their friends needed summer employment.  The youngest Crane started the landscape business and became very successful with the venture.  Hence our Landscaping department at Little York Plantation had its beginnings. Over 20 years later, the landscaping crew is still working with homeowners and businesses alike to provide total landscape care.  From conception, to planning, installment and maintenance to walls, walks and patios our landscape crew will take you every step of the way. There is no project to big or too small.


Today we believe we are one of the best operations of its kind in Central New York, maybe anywhere.   With all the competition from the big box stores, our plants are competitively priced and our selection is diverse.  We still have staff that can answer your questions and our plants are grown here in central New York to survive our climatic conditions.


Little York Plantation continues to grow and expand every year. With a full service landscaping division, premier garden center and over six acres of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, including a large selection of roses and fruit trees we are sure to please any type of gardener.  To this day Little York Plantation is still run by its original owners Dick and Jackie Crane, along with a dedicated staff ready to serve the surrounding communities.


What started as a vegetable stand grew into a multi-faceted company growing the highest quality plants on the market in Central New York.  From our landscaping, to our ability to grow plants, to the destination Garden center….we continue to create, and help others create, beautiful gardens, 


And this is only the beginning!  As we go through our 40th year, we hope you will continue to find the best plants and gardening accessories in Central New York State.  Visit us often to see the 40th year facelift take place.  We’ve only just begun!!





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Landscaping Services

  • Landscape design and installation
  • Walks, patios and walls
  • Right plants for the right spot
  • Free appointment at your convenience.

The Garden Center

  • The Best Plants at the Best Prices
  • Expert Advice for all your gardening needs
  • Annuals-Herbs-Perennials-shrubs-Trees
  • Houseplants and floor plants

The Gardner's Gift Shop

  • Gardening Tools
  • Containers, pottery and speciality pots
  • Statuary and Fountains
  • Birdbaths and gardening accessories


Little York Plantation Mission Statement 

To be a business acting with integrity

in all aspects of our business:

Garden Center & Gift Shop serving

both retail and wholesale trades

A Production Nursery

A Provider of Landscape Services

Nurturing and Marketing Superior Quality Plants 

Providing Dependable, Friendly Service and

Expert Advice to Our 


Enhancing the Lives of Our Employees by Providing 

a Work Environment That is Safe,  

Healthy and Respectful. 

Profiting Fairly Through Our Efficiency,

Innovation and Extra Effort. 






Little York Plantation is a Member of the

New York State Landscaping Association,

Syracuse Executives,

and Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce