Akron has numerous quality garden centers. Whether you need to landscape a new yard, add interesting touches to your existing gardens, plant vegetables for a vegetable garden or would like to buy a gift for the gardener in your life, the following list is a great place to start. The staff at these garden centers and nurseries will assist you in selecting the best product for your yard’s needs; just ask. Sign up for your favorite garden center’s online newsletter for valuable coupons and notices of sales.
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Constantine’s Garden Center is a full-service nursery and greenhouse in Richfield. There, you can choose from more than 15,000 perennials and 60 varieties of hostas. Constantine’s claim to fame is their perennials; most are grown on-site offering hearty plants for local gardens. It is a beautiful place to browse and fun to find a new variety of your favorite flower to add to your garden. Their prices are great and many discounts are offered throughout the growing season. Open March to October.
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Dayton Flower & Garden Center has been serving the Norton area for more than 50 years. Their products and customer service is what has made them so successful. Shoppers can choose from hundreds of products including annuals, perennials, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, trees, bird supplies, mulch, fertilizer, insect control, garden supplies, gifts, seeds, potted plants, and hanging baskets. They strive to provide the lowest prices in the area and offer specials throughout the season.
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At Dayton Nursery, you can browse through more than 800 varieties of perennials in the 17,000 ft greenhouse that sits on the 40 acres. Delivery and planning services are available. You'll find bedding plants, equipment & supplies, fertilizers, flowers, house plants, and more. Dayton Nursery is also a great place to go for any kind of landscaping. The flower/tree selections are huge and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
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Donzell’s is 35,000 square feet and 13 acres of land, filled with trees, flowers, hanging baskets, pots, garden accessories, vegetables, houseplants, seeds, bushes, fountains, gazebos, and many gifts. The selection of plants and flowers cannot be beaten; however, prices are a bit higher than you'll find elsewhere.
Everything you need to develop and maintain a beautiful flower or vegetable garden can be found at Donzell’s. The customer service is excellent; if the associate can’t answer your question, they will find someone who can. Delivery, floral design, and gift wrapping are available. Open year-round.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Dunkler Farms is open April through October and offers the cheapest flowers, vegetable plants, and produce in the area. Their products are of good quality, healthy, and ready to be planted in your gardens. There offer a wide selection of annuals of every type, in flats, potted, or in hanging baskets. They also have a nice selection of perennials and vegetable plants. Don't miss their fruit and vegetable produce stand.
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Gardener of Bath provides a high level of customer service and offers beautifully arranged displays of indoor plants, annuals, perennials, trees, flowers, seeds, gardening supplies, fertilizer, decorative items for the garden, fountains, planters, organic products, shrubs, and hand-crafted gifts and floral displays. This family-owned boutique garden center gives an upscale approach to gardening; come and enjoy yourself.
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Hosta Haven is everything hosta. You can choose from six sizes of the plant, from very small to extra large. In fact, there are more than 400 varieties to choose from. Buy the matching garden marker stones to display your prized hosta in your garden. They are the largest grower and supplier of hostas in all of Summit County.
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The specialty at K and S Greenhouse is hanging baskets. You will not find such nice baskets anywhere else in the area, and the prices are very good. The baskets are full of wonderful flower combinations and are larger than you will find at any competing garden centers. Their claim to fame is providing the highest quality and healthiest greenhouse plants, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, and flowering shrubs in the surrounding areas. At various times during the year, K and S offers workshops and lectures on gardening. Open April to October.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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If you are looking for a unique specialty plant, Kollman’s Greenhouse probably has it. For 40 years, they have been on the look-out for new varieties of plants to offer their loyal customers. The showroom offers unique plants, flowering shrubbery, potted plants, hanging baskets, vegetables, planters, accessories, and gifts. Many of their flower displays can be found at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Services include poinsettias & lilies for churches, fundraisers, wholesale products, landscape designers, and corporate/large end user services. Open year-round.