Here is a list of Garden’s and Nursery Center’s compiled from our friends at On Milwaukee and the city. You may also check Google Maps, with keywords like “Garden Center, Nursery, plants, flowers, and urban farm. Please support your farmer’s markets and pitch a hand with the victory garden initiative that kicks off this weekend. If you are still going to our group at 2-4 pm this afternoon, remember it costs $7.00, but should be super fun. Thanks!
Batzler’s Garden Center
8762 N. Granville Rd.
Family-owned for 35 years, Batzler’s is a small garden center with a nice selection of perennials and annuals and an emphasis on hanging baskets and vegetable plants. The family also owns an attached bar and restaurant called Batzler’s Trackside Inn.
Bayside Garden Center
400 E. Brown Deer Rd.
For more than 50 years, the Bayside Garden Center has grown almost all of its greenery, which includes annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and more.
Bluemel’s Florist & Garden Center
4930 W. Loomis Rd.
Family-owned since 1955, Bluemel’s carries annuals and perennials and other landscaping supplies. They do not, however, have shrubs or trees.
Capitol Drive Nursery & Garden Center
9802 W. Capitol Dr.
Capitol Drive Nursery is a small, family-owned business with a nice selection of annuals, perennials and vegetable plants.
Fred’s Garden Center
6238 W. Appleton Ave.
Family owned for 35 years, Fred’s offers annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, cut flowers and more.
2107 E. Capitol Dr.
Garden Room carries a small selection of annuals. They also have a few houseplants available.
12217 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa
Established in 1875, Hawks is a large, family-owned business. (The Hawks’ family no longer owns the business; Wauwatosa resident Joe Kresl bought it a few years ago.) Hawk’s offers a massive selection of annuals, perennials and trees, including some hard-to-find things. It also offers landscape design, maintenance and planting services.
3258 N. Humboldt Ave.
If you haven’t been to Kellner this season yet, don’t miss out on the new-and-improved Riverwest greenhouse. Kellner offers a great selection of annuals, perennials, succulents and more in a nice, renovated space. Like many of the shops on this list, they have a very friendly and helpful staff.
Mega Discount Nursery
1901 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek
This family-owned garden center has been around for about 20 years. They specialize in shrubs and trees and the prices are outstanding.
4838 Douglas Ave., Racine
8717 Highway 11, Sturtevant
These massive garden centers are run by second-generation Milaegers, who continue to offer some of the most beautiful greenery in the area, from the basic to the difficult-to-find. They offer a spectacular selection of everything needed for a lush garden, as well as a huge selection of gardening supplies, furniture, gifts and more. The Racine location also has a cute cafe.
Minor’s Garden Center
7777 N. 76th St.
A family-owned business for 57 years, Minor’s is a full-service garden center with a great selection.
Shady Acres Perennial Nursery
5725 S. Martin Rd., New Berlin
Shady Acres has a good selection of perennials, vines and ground cover. They do not offer flats of annuals, but they do have a small selection.
Shady Lane Greenhouses
W172 N7388 Shady Lane, Menomonee Falls
A fixture in the Falls for 30 years, Shady Lane is a full-service center with a great Web site and seminars to help novice and expert gardeners.
Stein Garden & Gifts
3725 S. 108th St.
5400 S. 27th St.
8801 W. Brown Deer Rd.
14845 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield
Maurice Stein founded the company in 1946, and his son, Jack Stein, currently operates all 15 family-owned stores. Each Stein store is on a five-acre site, with a massive selection of nursery stock, landscaping items, yard ornaments, gift items and more.
1571 W. Forest Home Ave.
Sweet Earth opened in 1956 as Bauer’s, but a few years ago it was purchased and renamed by a Milwaukee resident. Sweet Earth features a nice selection of annuals, perennials and more. They also have a flower shop and an upbeat, informed staff.
Wayne’s Daughters Farm & Greenhouses
2429 43rd St., Caledonia
6207 Douglas Ave., Caledonia
The motto at Wayne’s is “cut out the middleman” because Wayne’s, family owned for eight generations, grows virtually everything it sells.