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It’s finally spring, which means it’s time to get out and get to planting! These locally-owned garden stores across Delaware have everything you need.
It’s gardening season! Whether you’re starting fresh or building on last year’s labor, these garden stores across Delaware have everything you need to create a beautiful garden. All six of these garden centers have won a Best of Delaware award within the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. From seasonal outdoor plants and house plants to planters and tools, these stores offer their communities a one-stop shop for all things green and growable.
This Hockessin garden center is so much more than just a store. It has a blog and newsletter and offers gardening tips and coaching so you can buy your plants and learn how to cultivate all in one place. Founded in 1979 by the Castorani family, Gateway Garden Center carries the highest quality plants, a wealth of gardening knowledge and top-notch customer service. Services include at-home garden coaching, in-store troubleshooting, tree and shrub installation and custom potting.
7277 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin | 239-2727
This family-owned Laurel garden store has been providing services for over 50 years. It offers annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs, vegetables, custom planters and more. Plus, get advice and gardening tips from the experienced onsite horticulturalists. Whether you’re starting a vegetable garden, sprucing up your landscaping or just refreshing your flower beds, this shop in Laurel has everything you need.
31494 Greenhouse Lane, Laurel | 875-2457
This full-service garden center is made up of more than three acres of high-quality plants, gardening tools and more. It stocks a vast assortment of outdoor and indoor plants, garden accessories, décor and gifts. Check out the nursery’s wide array of trees, flowers and shrubs or the greenhouse filled with tropical plants, orchids, cacti and bonsai. Shop around at the patio shop for birdbaths, pottery and garden art or the gift shop for seasonal decorations and gifts. Plus, during the holiday season, Old Country Gardens has a charming Christmas Shop with greenery, wraths, nutcrackers and other holiday décor.
414 Wilson Road, Wilmington | 652-3317
Lord’s Landscaping is a full-service landscaping and gardening company. The garden store offers high-quality plants and hard goods. The garden center covers five acres and is packed full with all your gardening needs. Plants like trees, shrubs, ornamental grass, aquatic and tropical plants, house plants, vegetables and herbs are available in wide variety. Plus, shop for a full range of gardening supplies, décor, outdoor furniture and more.
35577 Atlantic Avenue, Millville | 539-6119
Rosehill Plantery is known in New Castle for its friendly and knowledgeable staff who always provide top-notch customer service. The garden store carries a wide range of flowers, vegetables, trees, gardening accessories and more. This multi-generational family-owned business takes pride in its products, and the plants are cared for and priced reasonably. Plus, the staff are always ready to offer some tips and tricks to the inexperienced gardener.
3068 New Castle Avenue, New Castle | 658-1073
East Coast Garden Center is in Millsboro and offers a wide variety of unique plant selections. With more than 70 greenhouses, it’s safe to assume you’ll find whatever plants you’re looking for. Plus, the garden center facilitates classes to help you grow the garden of your dreams. East Coast Garden Center is constantly hosting events and great deals, which can be found on its online calendar. For those in the Millsboro area, this is the perfect one-stop shop for all your gardening needs.
30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro | 945-3489