Best Garden Store

Urban Jungle

Although there are enough plants in this massive garage-like store to landscape a suburban McMansion, owner Curtis Alexander excels at squeezing greenery into the tightest of city spaces. (Vertical wall planters teeming with flowers and ferns are a specialty.) There are also Service and Help galore, like workshops on planting show-stopping terrariums and envy-inducing window boxes and, for the less DIY-inclined, a full menu of landscaping options.

1526 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-952-0811 | Website


2013 WINNER, Garden Store for People with Acres

Linden Hill Gardens

8230 Easton Road, Ottsville, PA

Combining subtle luxury with an other worldly stock of flora and fauna, Linden Hill is a garden center that is just plain gorgeous. The place looks like an English village, with a thatched-burlap-roofed stop, a lovely greenhouse and a serious selevtion of plants. Owner Jerry Fitz, a veritable garden whisperer, has even shared his flower… Read more »

2010 WINNER, Garden Center

Terrain at Styer’s

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA

Like Anthropologie for the garden, but even better than that, because Anthro doesn’t feed you cheese plates and homemade ginger spritzers in a serene greenhouse. Read more »

2010 WINNER, Garden Help

City Planter

814 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

No matter how small the space or how black the thumbs, the gardening whizzes, plants and tools at City Planter can make any and all parts of a city dweller’s urban abode into a flower-filled retreat, a veggie-lover’s paradise, or a lush and lovely place to entertain. Read more »