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These Are the Top Home & Garden Businesses in Delaware in 2022

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These standout home and garden businesses offer everything from antiques and flowers to garden supplies and home furnishings.

Home & Garden

Antique Store

Downstate, Readers: Antique Alley of Bridgeville

18208 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville; 337-3137; antiquealleyde.com

Upstate, Readers: The Zeppelin and The Unicorn Antique Shop

400 Silverside Road, Wilmington; 792-0555; zeppelinandunicornantiques.com

Flowers and Garden Supplies

Editors: Gateway Garden Center

With its wide selection of organic and non-GMO seeds and plants, this family-owned garden center is a great place to plan and complete your spring and summer outdoor living space. The friendly staff—eager to explain all there is to know about plants and where they’ll thrive—make this our favorite destination for all our garden needs.

7277 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; 239-2727; gatewaygardens.com

Garden Center

Downstate, Readers: Lakeside Greenhouses

31494 Greenhouse Lane, Laurel; 875-2457; lakeside-greenhouses.com

Upstate, Readers: Old Country Gardens

414 Wilson Road, Wilmington; 652-3317; oldcountrygardens.com

Garden Design (Over the Line)

Editors: Binkley Horticulture

Owner and professional gardener Erica Boston graduated from the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Program, completing 42 courses over two years before launching her own landscape and garden design business serving northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. She is passionate about “turning yards into gardens.”

1215 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington; 257 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford; 484-459-2391; binkleyhorticulture.com

Hardware Store

Downstate, Readers: Laurel Community Hardware

1001 S. Central Ave., Laurel; 280-6822; yourcommunityhardware.com

Upstate, Readers: Fairfax Hardware

2305 Concord Pike, Unit A, Wilmington; 656-2139; fairfaxhardwarede.com

Home Furnishings

Downstate, Readers: C & E Furniture & Design

1300 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island; 581-0132; cefurniture.com

Upstate, Readers: Pala Brothers Furniture

1800 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington; 994-0141; palabrothers.com


Downstate, Readers: Bay to Beach Builders

414 Market St., Greenwood; 485-7190; baytobeachbuilders.com

Interior Design Service

Downstate, Readers: Prestige Home Design & Cabinetry

19621 Blue Bird Lane, Unit One, Rehoboth Beach; 278-7369; prestigehdc.com

Editors: Kurtz Collection

Start with a beautiful rug from sister store New Moon Rugs and work from there, advises interior designer Josephine Kurtz of Wilmington’s Kurtz Collection (now also in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania). Offering design savvy and an upscale collection of furnishings, fabrics and décor, KC is a one-stop location for everything you need to curate a home—save for art and trinkets from your world travels, which make it uniquely yours.

101 N. Union St., Wilmington; 654-0442; kurtzcollection.com

Landscaping Company

Downstate, Readers: Lord’s Landscaping

35577 Atlantic Ave., Millville; 539-6119

Tie: Upstate, Readers: Bailey’s Lawn and Landscape

5101 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown; 376-9113; baileyslandscape.com

Tie: Upstate, Readers: Borsello Landscaping

9175 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; 472-2600; borsellolandscaping.com

Paint Store

Downstate, Readers: Sherwin-Williams

300 Jimmy Drive, Ste. 120–130, Smyrna; 653-6036; sherwin-williams.com

Upstate, Readers: Ricciardi Brothers

Multiple locations; 738-9881; 652-3521; ricciardibrothers.com

Pool Design

Downstate, Readers: Clark’s Pools

22855 Sussex Highway, Seaford; 629-8835; clarksswimmingpools.com


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Retirement Community

Downstate, Readers: Heritage Shores

One Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville; 337-9926; heritageshores.com

Upstate, Readers: Cokesbury Village

726 Loveville Road, Hockessin; 235-6000; actsretirement.com

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