About Us

Amanda's Garden is located in Sparta, NY. We have a Dansville Mailing address. We specialize in woodland native perennials. We also grow a variety of prairie and wetland plants. We are expanding our line of plants every year. Sparta is located in the Finger Lakes of Western NY, south of beautiful Hemlock Lake. When you visit plan on spending some time in the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest.


Amanda's Garden has an excellent supply of nursery-propagated perennials ready for planting. These wonderful plants are thrilling additions to your garden. Do you have a shady spot or a spot with a little too much moisture? Try using native perennials to solve your gardening problems. These plants are durable, beautiful, and help provide food and habitat for butterflies, moths and birds.

Amanda's Garden propagates and grows many species of native perennials by seed, division, cuttings and spores from plants specifically grown as stock propagation plants. Our many years of native perennial propagation have led to high quality, affordable plants. Plants are flowering size and are potted in one quart or larger size pots (except for small flowering plants, such as toothwort). You can visit our nursery for garden tours and hands-on demonstrations. During your visit you can pick up plants in person. We can also ship our plants in the Northeastern US and plants are shipped only bare root and dormant.

Amanda's Garden is owned and operated by Ellen Folts. Ellen has a degree in agricultural and natural resources from SUNY Cobleskill and has worked in the horticultural field for 31+ years. She is a Senior New York State Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional. Ellen believes that it is important to sell in-house nursery produced plants. Educating the public about native plants through the website, talks to garden clubs and during sales are important values to Amanda's Garden.


The first weekend in May we have an open house for people to visit and enjoy the early spring wildflowers. Amanda's Garden can help you plan your garden. Let us share our expertise with you. We will consult with you, evaluate your site and recommend the plants for you. We can help with gardens for shady areas, or bird and butterfly gardens.

Ellen is available for talks, presentations and workshops.  Topics and titles include:


  • Native Perennials: Bringing Nature to Your Garden

  • Working with Native Perennials to Attract Pollinators

  • Working with Native Perennials to Improve Water Quality

  • Working with Natives to Build More Sustainable Landscapes

  • Gardening with Native Perennials: Planting the Right Plants in the Right Places

  • Propagating Wildflower Perennials Workshop: seeds-starting procedures, cuttings, fern production and division are discussed. September through February

  • Trillium Propagation - lecture with hands-on demonstrations

  • Propagation of Native Perennials by Seed - presentation about woodland perennials including overview of woodland plants plants and other native perennials

  • Spring Wildflower Presentation - Late April through May, blooming native plants shown during presentation. 

  • Fall Wildflower Gardening: Late August through September, blooming native plants shown during presentation.

  • Deterring Deer with native perennials - PowerPoint

  • Spring Wildflowers of the Fingerlakes -  PowerPoint 

  • Garden Tours: come see what native perennials are in bloom throughout the growing season. Appointments required.  Contact us today for your garden tour. 

  • Custom workshops, talks and presentations: contact us today with your ideas!


Phone: 585-750-6288


8030 Story  Road

Dansville, NY 14437