Best Garden Centers in Washington, D.C.

March 1, 2016 8:00 AM

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Winter may feel like it is still in full swing, but believe it or not, spring is right around the corner. It’s never too soon to start thinking about your plans for gardening in the upcoming warm weather months. Luckily, there are many nearby garden centers in and around Washington, D.C. that offer a variety of plants, shrubs and other products to help you in your pursuits. If you’re interested in learning more about where to find just what you need for your garden this season, here are a couple of ideas.
Johnson’s Florist And Garden Centers
4200 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 750-5193

Johnson’s Florist and Garden Centers got started back in 1933 and has been blooming around the greater D.C. area ever since. Known for its extensive nursery center, which offers a vast array of perennials and annuals, you will also find plenty of bulbs, indoor plants, supplies, supplements and other gardening essentials. Some popular inventory items include pansies, mums, asters, ornamental cabbages, kales and plenty of other varieties.  Johnson’s is also known for having the largest selection of fresh cut flowers around, including exotic varieties from growers in North America, Holland, France, Spain, Iceland, Israel, Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, Costa Rico, Honduras and Zimbabwe.

Ginkgo Gardens
911 11th St., S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-5172

Right on Capitol Hill you will discover a unique full-service garden center that caters specifically to the urban gardener. Ginkgo Gardens boasts an extensive inventory of high-quality plants, flowers and other gardening essentials you may need for your own small urban garden. They offer perfect ornamental items for indoors including terrariums, indoor sprays and other products as well as items suitable for outdoor planting. You will also find home and yard décor and friendly, helpful service.

Denchfield Landscaping, Inc.
5950 Ager Road
Hyattsville, MD 201782
(301) 559-1150

Denchfield Landscaping, Inc. is a noted name in providing quality landscaping and gardening services around the region. Based in Hyattsville, Maryland, Denchfield also has a nursery/garden center location stocked with outdoor plants, shrubs, trees and more. From perennials, annuals, houseplants, mulch and a variety of gardening tools and supplies, a visit to the garden center location may be just what you are looking for. Denchfield also provides many available services to customers including, but not limited to, grounds management, mowing, aerial seeding, leaf removal, paving, waterproofing, invisible dog fencing and much more.

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Nature By Design
300 Calvert Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 683-4769

Nestled in the heart of Alexandria, Virginia, you will find Nature By Design. This unique garden center offers up a broad range of diverse plant offerings including native trees, shrubs, both annuals and perennials, and many botanical items not found anywhere else in the D.C. metro area. They also present a variety of carefully selected non-native plants and floral including tropical varieties that are hardy enough to withstand local climate conditions. They also offer landscaping and gardening services, holding true to their philosophy to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed and replace vanishing wildlife habitats.

American Plant
5258 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 656-3311

American Plant in Bethesda is a one-stop gardening venue to check out. Here you will find their garden center and nursery full of outdoor and indoor plants, shrubs, and numerous varieties of annuals and perennials. You can even find custom floral arrangements from a broad variety of diverse offerings. In addition, you can check out a boutique stocked with décor, furniture, jewelry, gifts and other unique items They also offer custom landscaping services onsite with a caring, devoted staff happy to help with all your needs.

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Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.

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