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The Winner is... Van Wilgen's Garden Center!

Three area businesses run neck and neck for title of "Readers' Choice" best place to shop for plants and flowers – all three are family-owned.

More than and nearly half of you have declared  as your favorite place to shop for plants and flowers. We know Van Wilgen's is just over the Branford line in North Branford but, hey, it's close enough! 

 came in second taking 30 percent of the vote! When creating our Readers' Choice list this week, we almost forgot to add this place to the list. Thank goodness reader  reminded us. "The best place is not on your list," he wrote. "Vaiuso Farms on Hosley [Avenue] is a family-run plant and flower farm – they will help with any information you need and they always greet you with a smile." 

In third place with 17 percent of the vote is 

What do our top three vote getters have in common? They are all family owned! 

While this week's poll may be closed, you can still review any listing in our Patch Places directory at any time. Want to know what local businesses have already earned a spot in the Branford Readers’ Choice hall of fame? Check out past winners now.

Wayne Cooke April 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Out of curiosity, what is the purpose of the Reader's Choice polls--to make one business feel good about itself and the rest feel like also rans??

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