Spring will be arriving before you know it! There’s no better time than now to get yourself in the mood for the season with a little pre-planning for this year’s garden. Whether you like to grow your garden from seeds, prefer to plant already-blossoming bushes or need to renovate your entire outdoor landscape, Pittsburgh’s great garden centers offer tons of options for giving your garden a punch of color, texture and beauty.
Janoski’s Farm And Greenhouse
1714 State Route 30
Clinton, PA 15026
Janoski’s Farm And Greenhouse is situated just outside of Pittsburgh in the quiet community of Clinton. This family-owned farm business is celebrated locally for its retail farm market, gift shop, country restaurant, more than 200 acres of growing vegetables, pumpkin patch and bakery. But for gardening, no one tops Janoski’s 35 greenhouses and large garden center. The greenhouse will open its doors for the season in late March to bring customers the best in high quality plants, hearty hanging baskets and amazing annuals grown in Janoski’s own greenhouses. At Janoski’s, you can also find on-site advice from its team of “growing professionals” and staff horticulturist. Janoski’s Farm And Greenhouse is located roughly 40 minutes west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Ambridge Do It Best Home Center
500 Ohio River Blvd.
Ambridge, PA 15003
Once you’ve selected your shrubs and picked out your plants, you’re going to need the right garden tools to get the job done. That’s where the family-owned Ambridge Do It Best Home Center can help, thanks to its massive selection of lawn and garden items, outdoor living essentials, tools and hardware, building products and more. Let the knowledgeable and qualified staff guide you in choosing the best products for your gardening needs, outdoor living space and patios, hardware essentials and any other area of home improvement for which you may need a little extra advice.
2573 Brandt School Road
Wexford, PA 15090
Soergel Orchards has topped many a list of Pittsburgh’s bests, including the best place to pick summer fruit and the best pumpkin patch. Now this quality country store, marketplace and home-garden center combination ranks among the best garden centers in the area as well. This well-stocked garden center features everything you can dream of to get your outdoor living space blooming beautifully. From an eclectic assortment of garden accents, landscaping supplies and decorative items to seasonal plants, seeds and wild bird food, you’ll find it all under one roof. Soergel Orchards is conveniently located in Franklin Park, just minutes from Route 79 and the Wexford exit.
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4846 Streets Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Chapon’s Greenhouse has been sowing the seeds of expertise in gardening with its family-owned and operated garden center for more than 30 years. Exceptional service, a diverse selection of plants and competitive prices keep loyal customers coming back season after season. Its greenhouse carries a variety of plants like potted plants, bonsai, vegetables, fruits and herbs, houseplants and more, while its garden shop is filled with essentials like potting soil and decorative garden elements. Chapon’s nursery is worth a visit too for perennials, shrubs, trees and roses. Get your hands in the dirt following a trip to Chapon’s Greenhouse, located on Streets Run Road.
Kubrick Bros. Garden Center
329 Coxcomb Hill Road
New Kensington, PA 15068
If you ask any local what the best thing is about Kubrick Bros. Garden Center, you’re sure to hear rave reviews about its beautiful blooms, but you’re also guaranteed to hear how wonderful its customer service is. Kubrick Bros. Garden Center has rooted in the region for more than 60 years as a leader in landscape and lawn care. With each visit, you’ll be greeted by friendly, professional and helpful gardening experts who can guide you in every aspect of plant care, landscaping and gardening to help get your home in tiptop shape for spring. The center stocks everything from trees, shrubs and plants to fertilizers, mulch, grass seed and more.
Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.