locally grown from our farm to your home

Celebrating 40 Years

Est. 1983 • Sea Girt, NJ

Meet Our Team!

Since 1983, Barlow’s garden center has been serving New Jersey residents and visitors with its garden center, signature container designs, landscaping services, and on-site workshops and classes for children and adults. They are committed to providing customers with the finest quality products and superior customer service from a knowledgeable and well-trained staff. 70% of Barlow’s plants are locally grown right on the farm so you can be assured of their quality. Barlow’s is grateful to have been voted a favorite garden center by their customers. They take this to heart and continually strive to offer friendly, expert service.

Barlow’s in Sea Girt is conveniently accessible from most Jersey Shore points, including Monmouth County and Ocean County towns of Avon, Wall Township, Manasquan, Spring Lake, Brielle, and Point Pleasant New Jersey (NJ).


Steve & Leslie Barlow


Stephen Barlow

The Plant People at Barlow's

Thomas Barlow


Thomas oversees our entire satellite growing facility in Wall Township. 

Debbie Shinn


"I handle the day-to-day financial tasks of the business. My favorite part about working at Barlow’s is definitely my co-workers. Barlow’s has a diverse and interesting mix of employees. For many this is a second career and it is fascinating to hear about what they did in their former lives, but on the other end we have many young employees who are just discovering what they want to do in the future. I have many favorite flowers, but when ranunculus start blooming I know spring is close!"

Heather Machado


“I oversee setup and maintenance of Barlow grown material as well as ordering nursery stock for all 4 seasons. I assist customers with choosing the best plants and proper amendments for their homes! My favorite part about Barlow’s is the staff—we have a great group of hard workers that makes it fun and enjoyable for the customers as well! Echinacea would have to be my favorite flower.  I love all the bright colors they come in and the birds the cones attract throughout the season.”

MaryEllen Russo


My name is MaryEllen & I keep things organized & hopefully inviting in our Annual Department.

I love helping people figure out which plants will work best for their specific situations. One of my personal favorites is Persian Shield, a beautifully varigated dark leaf Annual that grows about 24" tall.

If you don't know what that is come on in & I will be happy to share my knowledge with you!

Barb & Johnny


Our designers create all the beautiful potted arrangements you see at Barlow's! From large outdoor patio planters and hanging baskets to indoor gift baskets and dish gardens - this talented team can do it all. Stop in and say hi next time you visit!

Grace Miller


Grace oversees all of our houseplants, from researching new varieties & ordering them to caring for them once they arrive.

She loves seeking out new unique plant varieties and introducing them to our customers.

Her favorite part about working at Barlow's is how things are always changing and each season always brings something new!

Cass Daugherty


Cass handles all the marketing & e-commerce duties here at Barlow's and is in charge of scheduling our events & classes.

Her favorite parts about working at Barlow's are connecting with other gardeners & learning new things about indoor & outdoor plants.

Her favorite flower is the columbine and in her downtime you can find her hyperfocusing on some new hobby.