Des Moines Garden Centers

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Des Moines Garden Centers

Spring is in the air and it is planting season. While it may be easy to visit your local Home Depot Garden Center, visiting local garden centers can be a fun outing for a family. It is a great way to get your children involved with nature and interested in how flowers grow, where their food comes from, and more. Looking for a Mother’s Day gift idea? Purchase a gift card from one of these fun garden centers! A lot of these local enters offer events and activities too.

There are a ton of garden centers in the Des Moines area. Grab the family, spend a day picking out some colorful flowers, and fun plants, and get dirty in these Des Moines garden centers.

Looking for fresh produce to purchase and not grow? Take a look at 6 Farm Fresh Produce Spots in the Des Moines area.

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Bedwell Gardens

8044 G14 Hwy, Norwalk, IA 50211

Bedwell Gardens sells a wide variety of quality flowers, trees, and shrubs. Iowa residents will love that they are open year-round to help with a garden needs any time of the year.

Busy Bee Garden Center

5901 U.S. Highway 65-69 

Busy Bee offer over 500 varieties of annuals, over 100 varieties of tomatoes (salsa anyone?), peppers, herbs, succulents, fruit trees, and much more. Everything is homegrown and all produce is grown chemical-free. They grow a large variety of produce including beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash, and much more.

Canoyer Garden Center

3355 SE Gateway Drive; Grimes, Iowa 

175 SW Oralabor, Ankeny, IA 50023

Canoyer, a family-owned business, offers everything from trees, house plants, and shrubs to annuals, herbs/vegetables, tropicals, and a cute little gift shop. The staff is friendly and very helpful. They offer several fun classes and events throughout the year. Grab a gift certificate for a loved one while you are there!

Dogpatch Garden Center

4600 NW 51t Street, Des Moines

Brand new to Des Moines! Dogpatch Garden Center is Des Moines’ newest place to get supplies for your garden/growing needs. They sell plants, seeds, soil, fertilizer, and so much more.

Earl May Garden Centers

1509 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023

7701 S Bloomfield Rd. Des Moines, IA 50320

751 NE Gateway Dr. Grimes, IA 50111

There are several convenient locations of Earl May in central Iowa and they are open year-round for your planting and gardening needs. They offer several types of flowers, ornamental grasses, plant material, vegetable/fruit plants, bushes, landscaping materials, and much more. Their staff is full of experts, to help you create and keep your garden growing!

Goode Greenhouses

1050 NE 50th Avenue; Des Moines, Iowa

This greenhouse is full of flowers, a large selection of perennials, plants, flags, native wildflowers, and gifts. They also offer supplies to create your own fairy garden. The staff at Goode Greenhouses is very knowledgeable.

Groth’s Gardens

2451 Cumming Road, Winterset, Iowa 50273

Groth’s Gardens sells specialty annuals, flowers, and more. They have five large greenhouses to help create the perfect garden and landscaping for your home.

Harvey’s Greenhouse

611 Nile Kinnick Dr S., Adel, IA 50003

Harvey’s Greenhouse offers everything from plants, cacti, flowers, and so much more. A small oasis you must visit for all your garden needs!

Howell’s Greenhouse & Dried Florals


Many think of Howell’s as being a pumpkin patch, but did you know Howell’s Greenhouse sells dried florals, quality annuals, perennials, and succulents? This is a great place to shop for new plants and gifts.

Iowa Outdoor Products

3200 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Iowa Outdoor Products has you covered when it comes to your outdoor needs. They have an extensive garden center that includes trees, shrubs, and perennials. They are also well known for their landscaping services with wonderful customer service so if you need a helping hand to make your backyard dreams come true give them a call!

Lucille’s Garden Center

2009 NE Hubbell Ave, Bondurant, IA 50035

Lucille’s Garden Center offers plants, flower baskets, and more. A small and simple garden center located on the outskirts of Des Moines.


Miller Nursery

5155 NW 57th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131

Miller Nursery prides itself on its landscaping services. They also sell plants, trees, and shrubs to create the perfect flower beds.

Ted Lare Design + Build 

2701 Cumming Avenue; Cumming, Iowa 

Ted Lare Design + Build is a family-owned garden center that offers much more than plants and flowers. They offer landscape design and installation lawn care services, and years of experience. They offer a large selection of annuals, items for fairy gardens, water features, furniture, and much more. They are your one-stop shop for all your garden needs. Wanting to learn more about planting or a certain topic? Check out the classes they offer. They also offer a Farmer’s Market, Ladies’ Night Out, and other fun special events. Their knowledgeable staff and outdoor space are worth a visit.

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TNT Landscaping & Nursery

1313 SW Ordnance Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Voted Des Moines Metro’s Best, TNT Landscaping & Nursery can help you create the perfect garden and backyard for your home or commercial properties.

Wright Outdoor Solutions 

8000 Raccoon River Drive; West Des Moines, Iowa

Wright Outdoor Solutions offers trees, shrubs, plants, and decorative elements to create and personalize your very own garden. They have beautiful display beds to inspire and even encourage us to bring lunch and enjoy the scenery.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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