Best of Philly

Best Garden Store

2014 BEST Gardening Center

Greensgrow Farms

Greensgrow is more than a gardening shop; it’s an everything-that-grows epicenter. So at the very least, you’ll walk out with seeds, shrubs and expert advice; at most, you’ll sign up for the CSA, get a lesson in container gardening, and book an expert to install a vertical garden on your patio. The new West Philly location is as Eden-like as the original Kensington one.

Two locations | 215-427-2702 | Website

2013 BEST 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 »

2013 BEST Garden Store for People with Patios

Urban Jungle

1526 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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… Read more »

2010 BEST 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 BEST 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 »