The 10 Best Garden Centers and Nurseries in Maryland!

The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and your gardens are bursting forth with color—now is the time to find a reliable garden center to call your favorite. Whether you have a large lawn or a cozier space, finding the best garden shop is essential for selecting the right flowers and plantings to complete your landscaping. Our top ten garden shops were chosen for their quality and unique items. From the amazing aromas to first-rate selection, these 10 great garden centers and nurseries in Maryland are among the best. 

Bay Ridge Nursery, Annapolis, MD

Small but lovely, this garden shop is family-owned and provides a high level of service. You can come here as a total novice, unsure of what to plant or how to care for your plantings and they will walk you through it. By offering their experience with customers, they make it easier to become a gardener and to have beautiful plantings that thrive.

Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville and Severna Park, MD

This upscale garden shop carries high-end patio furniture and unique gifts in addition to a variety of beautiful plants for your garden. They also have a variety of fun events throughout the year like Girl’s Night Out and fundraisers. They even offer landscaping services if you need help pulling your garden together. 

Lowe’s Bayshore Nursery & Garden Center, Stevensville, MD

They can load your truck with mulch, send you home with gorgeous plants, sell you garden equipment and answer your questions. This family owned and operated nursery has been in business for ninety years. They know plants and they know what grows well in Maryland’s climate. This makes them a go-to source to ask questions about what to plant where and to discuss any concerns you have about certain soil conditions. 

Patuxent Home and Garden, Bowie, MD

Come here for mature privacy shrubs to create separation between your home and the neighbors. Flowering trees and shrubs can easily add shade, additional privacy and beauty to your landscaping. They also offer a variety of plantings, many of which will show up on their weekly special. They can even help with custom landscaping as a full-service nursery. 

Barrick Garden Center, Walkersville, MD

You can get what you need to transform your landscaping at this large garden center. You can order a variety of plantings along with mulch by the bulk or bag. Plus, they sell high-end patio furniture and porch accessories. Outdoor lighting, yard art, and everything you need to transform your home can be found here. 

Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian, MD

This garden center is a destination for people throughout South County and the surrounding area. They have fun events year-round for a variety of non-profit groups and for families looking to spend time outdoors. In this way, they are part garden center and part local destination. They have a full garden center but also a full gift shop. There you can find home décor and even jewelry. With an aquatic center, they also sell fish, frogs, and mosquito control plants. 

An Eastridge Garden, Centreville, MD

This Eastern Shore garden center is the type of garden center you want to visit during every season. At Christmas, they have trees set up throughout the center, decorated beautifully and you can purchase those decorations here. The rest of the year people come here for trees, flowers, shrubs, aquatics, fertilizers, etc. With seasonal items and a fantastic selection, they are a destination spot in this part of Maryland. 

Ecoasis Garden Center, Bowie, MD

For eco-friendly and sustainable garden products, visit Ecoasis in Bowie. Here you can find sustainable products that once planted or placed in your yard, are good for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, rather than likely to harm it. They sell annuals and shrubs that have been raised by local growers and their plants are truly lovely. They support the farm to table concept, sustainability and practices that improve the natural ecosystem. 

Anne Arundel Lawn and Garden, Glen Burnie, MD

This family-owned nursery has been in business for 84 years and they are experts at what will grow in Anne Arundel County. They know the soil, the conditions and what it takes to grow beautiful things in our area. For example, they sell hand selected custom grass seeds. These seeds have been designed to grow in Maryland’s sandy soil, making it possible to have the lushest of lawns. They also carry organic products that are safe for the Chesapeake Bay. 

Williams Market, Salisbury, MD

Fresh produce and seafood are a bonus here. Locals come all summer long to purchase produce that is fresh from the farm and tastes amazing. Still, the main attraction is their roses, hanging plants, perennials and annuals. They also have fun activities throughout the year, especially during the fall and at Christmas. Locals love Williams Market but they are certainly worth the trip for those living outside the area as well. 

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