Since 1976, The Garden Dept. Corp. has been the premier full-service nursery and horticultural
distribution center on Long Island, assisting home gardeners, contractors and professional landscapers
with their gardening supplies. Its knowledgeable and responsive staff is able to assist its customers
in placing large orders or putting together a design plan that meets their needs.
Some of the products offered include annuals, perennials, bulbs, gloves, rain gear, shoes, aquatic supplies,
chemicals, fertilizers, mulch, sand, soil, stone, snow shovels, hoses, hose reels, anchor kits, rakes, trowels,
wheelbarrows, spreaders and ball carts, among others — making The Garden Dept. a one-stop shop.
The Garden Dept. has a fleet of more than 18 vehicles, including over 10 dump trucks that are used to
deliver sand, gravel, mulch, decorative stone, topsoil and compost. Flatbed trucks and tractor trailers are
also available to make large and small deliveries, from large caliper trees to evergreens to small plant material.
Fourth-generation owner Don Caroleo has operated The Garden Dept. since 2002, succeeding his father,
Vic Caroleo, who has since retired. Under Don’s leadership, The Garden Dept. has expanded to two
locations — Coram, New York and Dix Hills, New York — while increasing its staff to over 75 employees
and building up its product lines. He is looking to open multiple locations in the near future.