Calling all green thumbs! The snow is melting, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures are rising. That can only mean one thing: it’s almost time to get back out in the yard. Edmonton and area have so many garden centres just waiting for you to visit and pick out what you’ll be growing this year, no matter whether you’re just starting out or practically a pro.
Ellerslie Gift & Garden
Ellerslie Gift & Garden aims to be a destination for all things garden. Seasonal bedding plants and perennials, trees and shrubs, tropicals, gardening tools and pots, plus clothing, housewares, and jewelry, they have everything you need for your home and garden.
Address: 10330 Ellserlie Rd SW; Phone: 780-988-6622
Millcreek Nursery Ltd.
Just north of the Henday on 17 Street, you’ll find 80 acres of trees and plants right within the city at Millcreek Nursery. From large trees to potted perennials, they’ve got you covered no matter what you’re looking for to complete your yard. Check out their website for the plant search tool to see what they have in stock.
Address: 3103 17 St NW; Phone: 780-469-8733
Located in Northeast Edmonton, Arrowhead focuses on keeping things high-quality and hardy for Alberta winters. They grow trees, shrubs, and perennials suitable for the region. They also graft their own fruit trees and shrubs, flowering crabapples, and many more deciduous and evergreen plants. They’re a great place to go for larger trees and shrubs that you may not find at other centres.
Address: 2503 211 Ave NE; Phone: 780-472-6260
Open for the months of May and June, Brenneis is known for their bedding plants, vegetables and herbs, but most especially for their hanging baskets. People come from around the area for the baskets full of colour and fragrance. The three greenhouses are packed with plants, so you’ll definitely find something for your garden.
Address: 16121 10 Street; Phone: 780-473-7736;
Kuhlman’s is a popular greenhouse, market, and flowership right in the city. They’re known for their flowers and shrubs, but are definitely best known for their selection of vegetable plants. They can also offer tips on growing them at home, plus recipes for after you grow you very own crop.
Address: 1320 167 Ave NW; Phone: 780-475-7500
The Root Seller
The Root Seller can help you with your baskets and pots, both with plants to fill them with and guidance on how to grow them successfully, whether you have a green thumb or not. The full selection of what is currently available can be found online so you can shop at your own convenience and pick up later. They even have greenhouse and growing equipment available and can teach you how to use it.
Address: 16735 Zaychuk Road; Phone: 780-473-2588
Committed to growing their plants in an environmentally-sustainable way, including using predatory insects to reduce pesticide use, Arch sprouted from an adult therapy program and became a local staple. From brewer’s hops and tropical houseplants to the classic bedding plants, they’re great for both the beginner and the pro.
Address: 3151 37 ST NW; Phone: 780-438-4349
East of Edmonton
Salisbury is one of Alberta’s largest full-service garden centres, with everything from bedding plants to landscaping supplies. Create a wish list online while you browse through thousands of trees, shrubs, veggies (their tomatoes are a local favourite), vines, annuals, and perennials. From tall trees to fairy gardens, they have you covered.
Address: 52337 RR 232 Sherwood Park; Phone: 780-467-5743;
South Cooking Lake Greenhouses
South Cooking Lake Greenhouses believes they are the perfect size for you: small enough that you can get personal service, but large enough that you’ll find even more than what you came for. They grow more than 90% of their plants onsite and will be happy to help you find the perfect one for your yard and garden. Find bedding plants, veggies, roses, shrubs, hanging baskets, berry bushes, and much more.
Address: 22324 Hwy 14 Sherwood Park; Phone: 780-922-6765;
Greenland Garden Centre
For over five decades, Greenland Garden Centre has been offering up high-quality products and professional advice for your home and garden. From their extensive selection of annuals and perennials to their legendary Christmas displays, you’ll always find something to buy when you visit. Their restaurant, Branches, lets you make a day of it.
Address: 23108 Hwy 16 Sherwood Park; Phone: 780-467-7557;
Visiting Wallish has been a family tradition for locals since 1919 – so make sure you come see what all the excitement is about. You won’t have to wonder long. They focus on keeping things environmentally friendly as they sell local flowers and plants, grown in-house as much as possible to make sure they will thrive in the local climate.
Address: 53218 RR 231 Sherwood Park; Phone: 780-467-3091;
Estate Gardens Greenhouse
Just east of Sherwood Park, Estate Gardens is proudly family owned and operated. They started small, but with a focus on customer service, they’re quickly making a name for themselves. For example, they off such services as the sold and hold – choose your hanging basket and they’ll keep it in their greenhouse until the danger of frost is long gone to things stay safe and healthy. Come find out everything that sets them apart.
Address: 1 Highroad Estates 52333 RR 224 Sherwood Park; Phone: 780-922-6329;
Aspen Ridge Greenhouses
Aspen Ridge knows keeping a green garden means bringing in lots of colour and textures. They focus on the artistic aspect of gardening, offering beautiful bedding plants and hanging baskets full of life and colour. Choose your own or pick from one of their curated planters.
Address: 7 52257 RR 231 Sherwood Park; Phone: 780-464-5527;
North of Edmonton
Hole’s has been a staple for green thumbs for years. Now at the Enjoy Centre, it still has everything you need for your garden. Shop their great selection online, including their ready-to-use home gardening club kits for the beginner. You can even place an order to have delivered!
Address: 101 Riel Drive St Albert; Phone: 780-419-6800;
Thiel’s offers “food, foliage, and flowers” all in one place. They aim to provide you with unique and unusual plants you won’t find elsewhere so you can get creative in your garden. They grow over 500 varieties of plants each spring and use environmentally-friendly growing methods. They host workshops and events to help grow your green thumb knowledge.
Address: 4916 45 St Bruderheim/ Satellite location 20005 99 Ave Fort Saskatchewan; Phone: 780-796-3501;
Ardrossan Greenhouses & Garden Centre
Locally owned and operated since 1948, Ardrossan Greenhouse & Garden Centre offers a great selection. They have trees and shrubs, bedding plants, succulents, even houseplants and bonsais. In need of compost? They now offer organic compost – just bring your own bag/truck.
Address: 53533 RR 221 Ardrossan; Phone: 780-922-3243
West of Edmonton
Aspen Grove Nurseries
Aspen Grove is outside of the city – which makes the country charm all the more authentic. Big red barn and rescued farm animals (including sheep and donkeys) are beside the trees and shrubs, hanging baskets and planters, annuals and perennials. You’ll feel welcomed and at right at home at Aspen Grove.
Address: RR 272 Spruce Grove; Phone: 780-962-3148
Local Nursery & Garden Centre
As a commercial nursery open to the public, Local offers a huge selection with affordable pricing. From caliper trees to bedding plants, they are the place to go whether you’re looking for one plant or 100. They offer memberships with perks – such as parking lot planter drop off where they do the dirty work for you.
Address: 26515A Twp 514 Spruce Grove; Phone: 780-987-9133
Creekside Home & Garden
Creekside has you covered all year long. Seeds and bulbs, bedding plants and veggies, trees and shrubs, and indoor houseplants mean there’s always something green waiting for you. They grow many of their varieties on site, and those they do bring in are of the highest quality.
Address: 51530 RR 260 Spruce Grove; Phone: 780-470-0527
South of Edmonton
Cheyenne Tree Farms
Sitting on 300 acres of land just outside of Beaumont, Cheyenne Tree Farms has been serving the community for 40 years. They focus on keeping things going year after year through trees, evergreens, shrubs, and perennials that are hardy in our Alberta climate. Be sure to keep them in mind when looking for caliber trees – it’s one of their specialties.
Address: 24309 TWP RD 510 Beaumont; Phone: 780-929-8102;
BMR Greenhouses & Watergardens
BMR has been growing up hearty perennials and colourful annuals for over 40 years in a recently-renovated facility. Just south of Beaumont, they’re also a leading vendor of watergarden plants and equipment. Members of the Edmonton Horticultural Club can receive a 10% discount on their purchase.
Address: 24176 Township Rd 500 Leduc County; Phone: 780-986-0787