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Mostardi Nursery, Your Local Home and Garden Experts

Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors, September 2022

Mostardi Nursery is a family-owned business in Newtown Square that has been serving our growing community since 1976. If you have visited their location on West Chester Pike, you know that Mostardi’s is your resource for all kinds of outdoor and indoor plants, trees, shrubbery, seasonal decor, gardening tools and more. 

But did you know that dedicated gardeners, as well as novice homeowners, also depend on Mostardi’s for expert advice in helping them be successful with their home gardening and landscaping projects?

Owner Steve Mostardi is proud of his family’s long-standing reputation of offering excellent customer service, superior quality and a large selection of items that his customers have come to expect. “My parents originally opened their landscape business on this property,” explained Steve. “Over the years, they built greenhouses and shifted to growing and selling plants.” Steve said that the success of that end of the business led them to pivot once again, build a parking lot, a retail store and open the property to consumer sales of plants, decor and supplies.

Steve’s gardening roots trace back to his grandfather, who was an estate gardener on the Main Line. Steve not only grew up in the family business, but he also trained at the Barnes Foundation Arboretum and studied Horticulture at Temple University. He served as the President of the Horticultural Research Institute and now serves as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Plant Award Committee. 

Over the years, the Mostardi Nursery team has grown beyond the Mostardi family. “My wife, two sons and my sister all work with me,” explained Steve. “But we also have over 20 dedicated and knowledgeable employees to serve our customer’s needs.” They are proud to be members of the Pennsylvania and American Nursery and Landscape Association, as well as both the Pennsylvania and the American Horticultural Societies.

As an independent garden center, Mostardi’s mission is to provide you with plants, lawn and garden products, and friendly service that goes above and beyond your expectations. “We offer a unique service that you won’t find in those big-box stores,” said Steve. “We are here to help you determine what’s best for your home, advise you on the best time to plant and even help you diagnose any problems you’re having with your plant’s health.” Mostardi Nursery even has a plant pharmacy department with products designed for animal repellents, weed control and lawn care. 

Another difference that sets Mostardi Nursery apart is its dedication and generosity toward our community. They partner with Newtown Square In Bloom, Newtown Township Parks and Recreation, the Shade Tree Commission and the Trails and Greenways Committee to source trees, grow plants and flowers and to offer them at cost to these organizations. They also donate mulch and materials used to plant and install displays throughout Newtown Square. 

Just take a look around at all the beautiful hanging baskets lining West Chester Pike and the colorful display of flowers in St. Albans Circle. Perhaps you’ve noticed new trees planted along the Goshen Road trail and Newtown Street Road. Newtown Township is fortunate to have Steve Mostardi and his team to thank for their guidance, generosity and commitment to improving the appearance of our neighborhoods.

Now that the fall season is upon us, it’s an ideal time to stop by for pumpkins, corn stalks, straw and mums. Steve said that fall is also a perfect time to do your landscape planting. “Planting trees and shrubs in the fall allows their root systems to adapt and acclimate more easily,” he explained. Steve also said that fall is a great time to take advantage of special pricing and seasonal deals.

Mostardi Nursery is open year-round for all your gardening and seasonal decor needs. Their hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00am–5:30pm, and Sunday 10am–5pm. Mostardi’s is located at 4033 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square. For more information, follow them on Facebook, visit their website at or give them a call at 610-356-8035.