Views and Reviews
We share a passion with you—the desire to bring harmony to your home, garden and life. Our love of nature and garden living is the inspiration behind every landscaping project we create, every plant & product in our 7-acre nursery and every happy item in our gifted shop.
Your satisfaction is a top prioroity.
I visited Calgo Gardens for the first time on July 30, 2013. I was in awe. The grounds and garden displays made me feel like I entered a fairytale garden. Every nook and cranny held something exciting and interesting to see. I was especially surprised to see the beautiful garden chairs, each one more beautiful than the last. I would love to attend a workshop to make my very own garden chair. Can you let me know when you will be having such a workshop? Thank you so much. Your creativity is truly amazing. Keep creating.
—Josephine • Howell, NJ
Penny & Mark, Just to let you know, my Brandeis group had a program with Tammy today on the different holistic therapies & energy medicine, and Heidi did a light lunch for us. • The whole thing was wonderful. Both woman are delightful & very talented and made us feel very welcome. Tammy’s presentation was excellent. People loved Heidi’s food. It was a great success and next week we have another group coming in for the same program. My friend Steffi Isaac will be in charge of that group. • I missed seeing you and I hope that you were doing something fun! • Thank you for doing what you do and offering such a warm and inviting place to come! I just think you should hear, (over & over again!) how special Calgo Gardens is and that it brings such joy to many people!
Dear Penny and Mark, Thank you thank you thank you for hosting a most wonderful, healing and
inspiring day! You have created a place of beauty where Spirit is alive and well! A much-needed oasis and I am thrilled to connect with such a community in close proximity to my home. Beginning the weekend with a Friday massage from Tammy and ending with meditation and yoga on Sunday helped me to shave 6 minutes off my 3-mile run today! Blessings for continued success,
—Donnamarie Grieco • Feehold, NJ
Looking for miles of flats of ordinary marigolds or geraniums? Stick with Home Depot. Calgo goes way beyond the humdrum, way beyond the typical. I found the center by accident one day and was stopped in my tracks, stunned by the shear beauty of the place. Can’t think up plant combinations with any impact yourself? It doesn’t matter, because the staff at Calgo can do it for you. Somebody there must have an art degree because what strikes the visitor when looking at the plantscapes is “painterly.” Go if you need plants, go if you need garden decor, go if you need gifts (the Barn is phenomenal), go if you need advice, inspiration or just a place to breathe in beauty. Truly amazing: I bet you can’t say that of your local garden center.
—Pam Morse • Ocean, NJ
I have made it a practice to write letters of thanks only for people who and companies that perform well above expectations. Such…is Calgo Gardens, the company that attracted and has retained those individuals who exhibited respect, a willingness to work unbelievably hard and whose dedication to perfection far exceeded the standards which we were prepared to accept based on our prior experience. …you have converted a nondescript house into a home surrounded by dreams. read entire letter
—Richard O. and Donna A. Lindsey • Haddonfield, New Jersey
[The BARN] is such a healing store, I know I must be in heaven.
—Emily • Lynwood, NJ
A gem right here in Howell! Calgo has a wide variety of beautiful gifts from artisians I have never seen in another store. This is the only place I can find gifts for two friends who are impossible to buy for! Presentation is beautiful start to finish. Great service and wrapping is included!
—Connie • Freehold, NJ
Observations from a Master Gardener: Approachable, courteous, friendly, helpful, instructive, knowledgeable! If you’re an established gardener, or are just beginning to consider planning your “dream” garden, then Calgo Gardens is for you! If you’re looking for that unique item (either plant or accent piece), to include in your nearly perfect garden, then Calgo Gardens is for you! Calgo’s inventory is like no other! Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, biennials, statuary, pots, and various types of support equipment to make your garden the envy of all. Penny, Mark and staff are like family that are ready, willing, and able to assist you with your gardening needs and questions! Kudo’s to Calgo Gardens!
—Phyllis Nichol • Toms River, NJ
[The BARN] is my favorite store in the world. I absolutely love it. Makes me smile. Great energy. Thank you Calgo.
Calgo Gardens is unique both inside and out. The BARN offers artisan’s creations from art glass and clocks to accent furniture. Truly warm and inviting, Calgo in unparalleled and my favorite place to shop for myself, a gift or simply to browse.
—Jean Ritota • Toms River, NJ
Calgo Gardens is not just another place to shop it’s a destination.
—Claudia Moffett • Davenport, FL
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