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6 Top Landscaping and Gardening Shops in Ann Arbor

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Now is the time to buy plants for your garden and/or schedule contractors and landscaping services.

Here are my top six landscaping and gardening centers in Ann Arbor. There are many more, but these six are well-stocked, fun-to-shop places offering excellent service.

1. Downtown Home and Garden

  • Address: 210 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9 am-5 pm, Sunday: 10 am-5 pm

Downtown Home and Garden is known for its gardening supplies, indoor & outdoor plants, classic houseware, quality furniture, outdoor clothing, pet gear, and unique kitchenware!

The Hertler family opened the store in 1906. It used to be a livery stable and feed mill and now stands as an urban emporium for garden supplies. They have knowledgeable staff, a cafe featuring Zingerman’s baked goods, and two friendly cats—Wallace and Watson.

orange cat sunbathing on the ground at gardening shop.

Say “hi” to Wallace at Downtown Home and Garden!

2. Turners

  • Address: 4431 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Since 1967, Turner’s has been helping the Ann Arbor area create beautiful outdoor spaces. Turners is the gold standard, with a huge selection of high-quality annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and houseplants. Whether you’re in the market for landscape services or prefer hand-picking your plants from their expansive greenhouse, you will indeed find something that speaks to your green thumb.

3. Ann Arbor Farmers Market

  • Location: 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Hours: Saturdays and Wednesdays: 7 am-3 pm (May-Dec), Saturdays: 8 am-3 pm (Jan-Apr)

Love supporting local? Then, you’ll love the Ann Arbor Farmers Market! In addition to stocking up on fresh produce, you’ll find vendors selling locally grown garden stock, including flowers, seedlings, bushes and trees, and vegetables. Every plant I’ve ever bought from here has thrived, making it a must-visit destination for any plant enthusiast. There are many great vendors to buy plants from, but I recommend Frog Holler Farm.

Frog Holler Farm sells many plants at the farmer's market. Source: Frog Holler Farm.

Frog Holler Farm sells many plants at the farmer’s market. Source: Frog Holler Farm.

4. Lucas Nursery & Landscaping

  • Address: 9779 Ford Rd, Superior Charter Twp, MI 48198
  • Hours: Daily: 9 am-6 pm

Lucas Nursery & Landscaping has been a staple in the community for over half a century, offering nursery and greenhouse plants alongside comprehensive landscaping services. They have one of the largest selections in the area. This includes blooming bedding plants, perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, tropical plants, indoor foliage, and patio plants. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, Lucas Nursery has everything you need.

5. Feral Flora

  • Address: 3825 Nixon Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 am-6 pm

If you want to create a garden that harmonizes with the natural ecosystem, Feral Flora is the place to go. Specializing in native and nearly native plants, they offer over 180 species of Michigan-genotype native perennials, grasses, and sedges, perfect for adding a local flair to your garden.

photo of native plant garden from feral flora gardening shop in ann arbor.

Native plant garden. Source: Feral Flora.

6. Alexander Farm Market & Greenhouses

  • Address: 6925 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
  • Hours: Daily: 10 am-7 pm (Greenhouses open late April/early May – October; Produce Market opens end of July)

At Whitmore Lake Rd and N Territorial, Alexander Farm Market & Greenhouses offers a wide selection of hanging baskets, decorative and bedding plantings, annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and fruit trees. They carry fresh produce, grocery items, and baked goods in late summer.

With these great local options for plant shopping in Ann Arbor, you will surely find the perfect plants to elevate your garden and yard this season.

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