I’ve never been to Colesville Nursery before.
What do I need to know before I come?
Colesville is primarily a wholesale nursery; however, we invite the retail community to take advantage of our wide selection of plant material. Our limited staffing prevents us from offering design or personalized shopping services, but allows us to be very competitive with our pricing. Our staff is happy to provide plant suggestions during non-peak times. We encourage you to explore our website and compile a plant list before shopping.
1. When I arrive at Colesville Nursery what should I do?
Upon arriving all customers should check in at the office where they will receive an inventory on a clipboard, a map (Download our map of the nursery), and a sales slip for coding purchases. If you would like assistance, you will be sent out into the nursery to be met by a sales associate who will assist you with loading and coding your plants. Please feel free to drive through the nursery so that your plants may be loaded directly into your vehicle.
2. I don’t know what I want, but I want to look around.
Our sales associates are here to help you. However, should you wish to browse and code your own plant material, here is what you need to know. Our inventory (located on the clipboard that you were given upon check-in) lists available plants alphabetically by botanical name. In addition pricing and plant locations are given. Locations correspond to hoop frames/drip beds shown on your map.
3. I’ve found a plant that I wish to purchase. What should I do now?
If the plant you wish to purchase is a tree, you should return to the office to have staff request that a sales associate meet you. If you wish to purchase container shrubs or perennials, you may either ask a sales associate to assist you in the loading and coding of your purchase or you may fill out your own sales slip.
4. I prefer to fill out my own sales slip. How do I do it?
To view a sample sales slip, a sample sign, and a sample tree tag click here. One of the most important items to be included when you fill out your sales slip is the plant code that is located on the plant signs and tree tags. Not every container plant has one of our signs inserted in it, but there is always at least one sign for a group of one type of plant. In addition to the plant code you should carefully record the quantity of each type of plant.
5. I have coded my plants. What do I do now?
Now that you have recorded the plant codes and quantities of each plant, you may ask a sales associate to help you load plants into your vehicle. (We ask that you do not load plants without assistance.) If you have an uncovered truck and haven’t brought a tarp with you, you may purchase temporary tarp for $1 per foot. This purchase will protect your new plants from wind damage during transport. Once you are loaded return to the office with your clipboard where you will be invoiced based on the information on your sales slip.
6. The plants I wish to purchase are too large for me to transport in my vehicle. Does Colesville Nursery provide a delivery service?
Yes we do. You may either tag the plants that you want delivered or give us your order and we will select them for you. For further information on deliveries click here. For information on tagging your own plants click here.
As you drive through the nursery, please notice and avoid the white irrigation pipes!!!