When the robins start chirping and you see the first crocus start to bloom, you know that magical time of year is almost here: springtime in Michigan!
Whether your green thumb’s been itching all winter long or the promise of warmer days ahead has you feeling inspired to plant — get to these top nurseries, garden centers, and greenhouses in Grand Rapids so you can (finally) get those hands back in the dirt!
Horrocks (Kentwood) With a huge greenhouse and garden center lined by bistro lights and hundreds of lush planters hanging overhead, your jaw will drop before you even set foot inside Horrocks. One of Grand Rapids’ favorite spots for garden supplies, landscaping plants, flowers, vegetables, houseplants, and seasonal blooms — enjoy every inch of this enchanting spot! There’s even a tavern inside where you can sample beers, wines, ciders, and meads — including 50 taps on rotation — then buy a full glass of your favorite to sip on while you shop!
Koetsier’s Greenhouse (Grand Rapids) Year-round, family-owned (and family-friendly) greenhouse celebrating 100+ years of growing on the same gorgeous property! Patio container gardens to front porch hanging baskets, annuals and perennials to vegetable and herb plants — Koetsier’s has an impressive selection (and plenty of gardening know-how they’ll gladly share). Be sure to experience the Bloomstudio, too — a greenhouse workspace at Koetsier’s that hosts planting parties where you can craft your own container gardens and planters with a little help from the pros!
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses (Grand Rapids) Family-owned greenhouse and garden center with “great plants, great varieties, great values”. Everything that’s sold here? It’s grown and nurtured here, too — and it shows in the healthy, vigorous plants you’ll find all around. Garden and landscaping plants to shrubs and small trees, combination container gardens grown for each season and hanging baskets of all sizes, for sun or shade — you’ll find everything you need to beautify your outdoor space here… or maybe build your own koi pond!
William Bos Greenhouse & Farms (Grand Rapids) Third-generation Michigan Centennial Farm and greenhouse, celebrating over 100 family-owned years. Shop annuals and perennials, shrubs, succulents, and hanging baskets — and be sure to check out their farm-fresh produce and full line of house-made canned goods while you’re here!
Ludema’s Floral & Garden (Grand Rapids) With so much more than fresh florals alone, Ludema’s features a year-round greenhouse stocked with seasonal beauties. From spring’s bulbs and starter plants to summer’s veggies, vines, and hanging baskets, fall’s mums and pumpkins to winter’s hardy plants and holiday decor — you’ll find something to love and let grow all year long at Ludema’s!
Knapp Valley Gardens (Grand Rapids) Garden center offering expert know-how on trees, shrubs, and perennials — growing and selling gorgeous plants since 1977! From perennials and ground cover to trees and shrubs, decorative garden accents to landscaping supplies, you’ll have everything you need to know & grow when you leave! Green thumb not so green anymore? Try their Container Program, with four seasonal change-outs of custom-designed planters that’ll keep your exterior looking gorgeous all year!
Flowerland (Alpine, Wyoming, Kentwood) Year-round garden center and greenhouse with three Grand Rapids locations. Shop annuals and perennials — even shrubs, trees, and outdoor edibles — and find the perfect furniture and garden decor to accent your outdoor space, all in one place! Stroll the massive greenhouses to find that just-right, flowering hanging basket, or pick out planters and ceramic pottery that’ll house all the good stuff you plan on growing this season!
Countryside Greenhouse (Allendale) West Michigan’s gardening destination, this massive greenhouse is packed with aisle upon aisle of plants, flowers, hanging baskets, and gardening supplies galore — all flanked by two full acres of outdoor nursery products! Fruit trees and shade trees to flowering ornamental trees — even an unusual selection of flowering shrubs — you’ll find it all here, and enjoy the added perk of convenient Next-Day Delivery!
Motman’s Greenhouses and Farm Market (Grand Rapids) Greenhouse-meets-farm-market offering annuals and perennials, herb and vegetable plants — plus garden accessories and friendly family service!
Huizenga Bros. Greenhouses (Grand Rapids) Experience 100 years of family growing tradition when you shop in May and June for Huizenga Bros. huge selection of hanging baskets and patio pots, plus flats of bedding plants and perennials.
Harder & Warner Landscaping & Garden Center (Caledonia) 14-acre nursery and garden center specializing in unique, hard-to-find, and large trees — with a “We Plan, You Plant” service that includes complimentary landscape design for the plants you purchase!