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PHONE: 607-749-4861

Creating Beautiful Landscapes For Over 44 Years!

For landscape inquiries, call 607-423-9798 or 607-423-4417 

Welcome To Little York Plantation
Closed for the Season!! Open by chance or appointment! To Schedule an appointment call 607-749-4861 or 607-423-4417.


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 43 years, and it all started with a simple vegetable stand.

In 1972 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 43rd 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 41st year face-lift that took place.  We’ve only just begun!!

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Little York Plantation Mission Statement

Our mission is to proficiently work the systems of the business and to continually look for improvement in efficiency for ourselves as well as for our clients!!!

Little York Plantation is a member of
NYSNLA, Syracuse Executives and the Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce


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