Please wear a mask upon entering our store or nursery.

Our counters are shielded to protect both our customers and our employees, and it's disinfected frequently.
We appreciate your cooperation during this stressful time, and look forward to getting through it together.

Attention Landscapers:

We will open at 7:00am Monday-Friday from April 1st thru May 31st for our Landscape customers.

Parking Lot Pick-Up Instructions:

*Parking lot pick up orders must be picked up the same day they are placed*
  • Call your order in over the phone (203)-268-2537
  • Pay by credit card over the phone
  • Give us 1 hour to shop your order
  • Call when you arrive
  • Parking lot pick-up not available on plants, seed packets, or livestock.

    Laying Hens!

    Pre-Order 17 week old Red Cross Hens! Ready to lay in 4-5 weeks from pick up!
    Also order baby turkeys and guinea keets here!
    Arrive fully vaccinated!

    Baby Chicks

    Baby Chicks!

    Pick from a variety of baby chicks and ducks here!
    This year features new breeds! Don't miss out!
    Chicks are vaccinated for Mareks Disease.
    Honey Bees

    Honey Bees!

    Order bees from either Cedar Lane Apiaries or Honeybound Apiary and pick them up here at Benedict's!
    Please note: Benedict's does not sell bees, we are a pick up location only.

    Order Plants Online

    Don't see the plant you want in our store? Order it online and have it delivered here for free to pick up!
    Shop Monrovia and Bower & Branch to find the plant you're looking for!

    Now Hiring

    Now taking applications for Warehouse positions.
    Click for details and to print an application.
    Parking Lot Pick-Up

    Parking Lot

    Now offering Parking Lot Pick-Up! Click for details!
    Parking lot pick-up not available on plants, seed packets, or livestock.

    Tips and Advice

    Check out the answers to some popular questions
    From poultry to power equipment to lawns and more!
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    A Tribute in Memoriam

    Merna Bingham Benedict Goett, 1932-2021

    Merna Benedict Goett, 88, of Monroe, died peacefully at home on February 28 surrounded by her loving family. Merna grew up in Hudson, Ohio and later attended The Ohio State University, where she earned her degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and met her husband, William Benedict. After Bill received his doctorate, Merna and family moved back to Stepney, CT to Bill’s family farmstead and business. Throughout the 1960s Merna kept extremely busy raising her four children (Becky, Bruce, Mark, and Jane), freezing and canning the bounty of fruits and vegetables and meat from the family farm, extending the family budget through sales of chicken eggs (delivered!) and working part-time at the local pharmacy. After an extended illness, Bill passed away in 1973. While working hard to successfully preserve the family business after Bill’s death, Merna met and later married John E. (Jack) Goett. Merna was very involved with the expansion of what is now Benedict’s Home & Garden over the years as her family grew with the marriages of her children, births of 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Merna loved her family dearly and was devoted to them all. She was heartbroken in the last year of her life at the loss of her youngest child, Jane, to cancer. Merna was a very generous and kind person and will be missed dearly.

    Merna Benedict with her husband, William Benedict,
    in front of the original store
    "Eastern States Farmer's Exchange" - 1958.

    Merna Benedict with Saint Bernard Dog "Oliver"
    going to work at the pharmacy - 1969.

    Merna with her husband, William Benedict - 1973.

    Merna with her husband, Jack Goett
    and their dog Sam at the new store - 1980.

    Merna Benedict Goett with John Hammond
    (store manager) inside the new store - 1980.

    Merna Goett (left) in front of the current store - 2010.

    Merna Goett (right) with her children,
    Jane Flader (left) and Bruce Benedict (center).

    Merna Goett with her son, Bruce Benedict.

    Merna Goett with her children.
    Left to right: Jane Flader, Becky Bottomley, Merna Goett, Mark Benedict, Bruce Benedict.

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