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Are you getting ready for spring (or fall) planting? Or are you looking for super-specific and unique flora? Then, we’ve got you covered! No matter what your gardening needs, you’re sure to find it here. Below is a list of Des Moines greenhouses and garden centers.
They’ll help you find the most common – and extraordinary – plants to meet your botanical wants and needs. And if you’re like us, this list will keep you busy “shopping” for plants as weekend entertainment!
Map of Greenhouses and Garden Centers
Des Moines Greenhouses and Garden Centers
Earl May Garden Centers
Earl May Garden Centers have convenient locations throughout Des Moines (listed below)! Here are a few highlights:
- Wide range of trees, shrubs, plants, and houseplants
- Birding supplies
- Unique home & garden decor
- Knowledgeable staff for lawn checks, soil testing, diagnosing garden problems
- Planting services
- Landscape design, installation & maintenance
1845 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1530 SE Blackthorne Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
7701 Bloomfield Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
1509 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023
751 NE Gateway Dr, Grimes, IA 50111
For over 100 years, Goode Greenhouses has offered plants, supplies, and services year-round.
- Plant catalog
- Wide range of outdoor plants, including perennials, annuals, and bulbs
- Houseplants, including orchids, bonsai, and cactus
- Home and garden decor
- Birding supplies
Location: 1050 NE 50th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
Canoyer Garden Centers
Canoyer Garden Centers are family-owned garden centers with gift shops and two locations.
- Wide selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and vegetables
- Tropical and houseplants
- 5000 square foot gift shop
- Closed in January & February
175 SW Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
3355 SE Gateway Dr, Grimes, IA 50111
Iowa Outdoor Products
Iowa Outdoor Products has a five-acre garden center right in Urbandale.
- Large garden center with plants, trees, and shrubs
- Planting services
- Garden decor and furniture
- Landscaping materials
- Landscape design, installation, & maintenance
Location: 3200 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Piney Ridge Greenhouse
The Piney Ridge Greenhouse in Johnston is a local garden center, open seasonally.
- Annuals, perennials, veggies, shrubs, and seed
- Houseplants, tropical plants, and succulents
- Nonchemical pest control
- Pottery and containers
Location: 6355 NW 51st St, Johnston, IA 50131
Miller Nursery has been in the area for over 50 years, with many expansions and changes over the years.
- Perennials, shrubs, and trees
- Retail shop
- Landscape materials
- Landscaping design & installation
Location: 5155 NW 57th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
A+ Lawn & Landscaping Garden Center
The A+ Garden Center & Nursery has two locations in the Des Moines area.
- Warrantied midwest perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees
- Knowledgeable staff
- Soil testing
- Landscape materials, design, installation, and maintenance
- Lawn maintenance
Location: 6084 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313
TNT Landscaping & Nursery
TNT Landscaping & Nursery has a retail and garden center right in the heart of Ankeny.
- Four acres of trees and shrubs
- Knowledgable garden center staff
- Barbeque supplies & equipment
- Landscape design & installation
Location: 1313 SW Ordnance Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
Bedwell Gardens are a local, family-owned retail business in Norwalk.
- Annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees
- Houseplants, tropicals, and succulents
- Garden decor, planters, and gifts
- Personalized service
Location: 8044 G14 Hwy, Norwalk, IA 50211
Jenkins Garden Center
Jenkins Garden Market is a local, family-owned garden center in Carlisle.
- Five acres of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees
- Gardening supplies
- Lawn care supplies
- Open seasonally
Location: 18012 IA-5, Carlisle, IA 50047
Howell’s Greenhouse (& Pumpkin Patch)
Howell’s Greenhouse is a local, family-owned business that’s open year-round.
- Annuals, perennials, and potted plants
- Dried florals
- Container planting design and services
- Gift shop
Location: 3145 Howell Ct, Cumming, IA 50061
Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center
The Ted Lare Garden Center is a large retail center a few minutes south of Des Moines.
- Annuals, perennials, vegetables, and more
- Container arrangements
- Tropical houseplants
- Garden art & furniture
- Garden design ideas
Location: 2701 Cumming Ave, Cumming, IA 50061
Lucille’s Garden Center
Lucille’s Garden Center is a family-owned garden center in Bondurant.
- Annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants
- Quality plants and reasonable prices
Location: 2009 NE Hubbell Ave, Bondurant, IA 50035
Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery
Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery has a three-acre plant area a few miles northwest of Des Moines.
- Perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees
- Garden decor and supplies
- Birding supplies
- Lawn supplies
- Tree delivery & planting services
Location: 4400 W 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111
Other places to get plants in Des Moines
Larger retailers often carry plants seasonally. Consider visiting Bomgaars, Fleet Farm, Hy Vee, Walmart, Menards, Lowe’s, and Home Depot garden centers.
Renovation Jungle. If you’re looking for houseplants in Des Moines, check out Renovation Jungle at 607 37th St, Des Moines, IA 50312.
Grow Veggie Plants is a source of locally grown vegetable garden plants. You can order online and pick it up in Pleasant Hill.
Blooming Prairie Nursery sells native plants, including flowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, and seeds. They’re at 17943 Cleveland St, Carlisle, IA 50047.
Infinite Season is a local source of hydroponic growing systems and supplies. It’s at 1157 15th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50314.
More Greenhouses and Garden Centers Near Des Moines
- Busy Bee Garden Center, 5901 Hwy 65-69, Indianola, IA 50125
- Quilted Gardens & Nursery, 19635 130th Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
- Wit’s End Gardens, 8299 50th Ave, Prole, Iowa 50229
- Straw Hat Farms, 307 E Dewitt St, Pleasantville, IA 50225
- Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouse, 2451 Cumming Rd, Winterset, IA 50273
- Winterset Seed & Garden Center, 615 S 2nd Ave, Winterset, IA 50273
- Wabi Sabi Farm, 10743 NW 142nd St, Granger, IA 50109
- Reed’s Greenhouse, 3353 S Walnut St, Colfax, IA 50054
- Central Iowa Floral, 1102 Boone St, Sheldahl, IA 50243
- Harvey’s Greenhouse, 611 Nile Kinnick Dr. S, Adel, IA 50003
Recommended gardening books
- Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
- Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Upper Midwest
- Native Plants of the Midwest
- Midwest Gardener’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide
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