Gardening is one of the joys of summer, but it can be challenging to find all the right supplies for your garden. Selecting plants is just one step in the gardening process. Tools, fertilizers, other supplies are important to a successful garden. Sometimes the place you buy plants isn’t the same place to get the best deals on garden maintenance supplies. Find out the best places in Detroit to purchase supplies for your next gardening project.
Allemon’s Landscape Center
17727 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48224
Allemon’s Landscape Center specializes in garden and landscaping supplies. Located on Detroit’s east side, Allemon’s Landscaping is a family business that was started by William J. Allemon in 1929. The store offers a variety of plants, landscaping supplies, fertilizers, gardening tools, patio furniture, fencing and many other outdoor living items. Allemon’s Landscaping Center hours are Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays on 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during April 15-December 24. December 26-April 14, Allemon’s Landscaping Center is open 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Monday-Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sundays. Customers can also shop online through their ebay store.
English Gardens Florist
22650 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Family-owned since 1954 and six locations in the Metro Detroit area, English Gardens is a well-known and trusted local chain for gardeners to stock up on everything to grow something beautiful. The Dearborn Heights location was the first store they opened. Customers can find a full-service nursery and “Plant-scriptions” to diagnose what’s wrong with your plants. Patrons rave about the plant selection and helpful, knowledgeable staff. As an Independent Garden Center, English Gardens was honored with the 2015 IGC Retailer of the Year. They are open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Detroit Farm And Garden
1759 21st St.
Detroit, MI 48216
Detroit Farm and Garden is known for both its large selection of gardening and landscaping supplies, as well as for its educational outreach. The garden center with supplies and tools for all types of gardening and landscaping projects. The center also offers a number of seminars throughout the year on gardening, farming and landscaping issues. Customers can find seeds, plants, fertilizer, topsoil, animal feed, tools as well as canning supplies and birdhouses, and many other garden and yard items. This is a good place to buy supplies like compost and mulch in bulk. Detroit Farm and Garden is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday-Friday, at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays.
2934 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Eastern Market is a year-round farmer’s market in downtown Detroit, and one of the largest in the country, according to their website. The 125-year-old market is a rich part of Detroit’s history, and works with local farmers and food organizations throughout Metropolitan Detroit and Michigan. The market is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is known for its support of the Detroit community. Customers can find a variety of fresh farm-grown flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables at the market. Many vendors also accept Bridge cards. A number of the vendors sell flowers and plants for a more affordable price than many local garden stores. Eastern Market is open on Saturdays year-round from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. During June-October, Eastern Market is open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. They also hold a wholesale market in April-November that is open Monday-Friday at 12 a.m.-6 a.m. that is open to the public for bulk purchases.
Garden Central Inc.
2682 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
Garden Central Inc. is a full-service center that offers gardening supplies as well as installation and landscape design services. Customers can buy plants, flowers and garden maintenance items like tools or pest control, and even patio furniture in the nursery. The staff can provide guidance on how to set up a garden or landscape project. They also offer tips for growing healthy plants. The owner of Garden Central, Inc., Scott Pittman, has a degree in landscape design and 30 years of experience in the business. He and his team of experienced landscape specialists provide professional installation and landscape design services. Garden Central Inc. is open on Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Green Thumb Garden Center
22963 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale. MI 48220
Green Thumb Garden Center specializes in organic gardening and offers supplies for both outdoor and indoor gardens. The center sells many green living products for natural gardening like eco-renewable mulch and rain barrels. Their items for sale include plants, seeds, potting soil, grow lights, compost, gardening tools and hydroponic supplies. The garden center is known for having a knowledgeable staff to assist customer with garden issues, according to reviews on Yelp. Green Thumb Garden Center also has live displays of growing plants that customers can see and touch to get an idea how some of their products work. The center is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday at 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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