Our Story

Over the past 100 years, Millane Nurseries has been growing and providing nursery-grown trees and shrubs to clients and customers primarily throughout the Northeast.  In 1913, Cornelius A. Millane, Sr. (Neal) started his tree service in dsc_1129-editedNew Haven.  In 1918, the business moved to Main Street in Middletown.  With little more than a small truck, a rope and hard work, he built a residential and commercial tree service; pruning, spraying, cabling and removing large trees along the East Coast.  The nursery began in 1923 when he purchased property on Main Street in Cromwell (the site of the current Office).  Through the depression he continued the tree service and heavily promoted the expanding nursery.

From the 1970’s through the 2000’s, the Millane Family expanded the nursery operations and Garden Center.  We 2widened our market area and grew our customer base; we increased our fields and container growing as well as woody propagation; increased our selection of annuals and perennials; we added regional direct-ship programs, as well as numerous hard goods including Okatsune pruning tools and horticultural related giftware; supplied weatherproof, laser printable outdoor label materials to nurseries and garden centers nationwide; and we are proud to say that we accomplished many highly quality plant production techniques.

For almost a century, Millane Nurseries and Tree Experts has literally changed the face of Connecticut and much of New England.  From landscaping the CT State Capital Building to supplying many of the plants for interstate highways, laura-mike-croppedstate and local roads, cities, towns, parks, golf courses, cemeteries, office parks, commercial projects, businesses of all sizes and countless private residences, the Millane family has left a legacy of natural beauty for generations to enjoy.

Today, Michael and Laura Millane continue helping others with their knowledge and love of plants.