Blooms & Beyond: Unleash Your Green Thumb

By: Carolyn Hall | April 10, 2024
Blooming flowers in pots and on shelves in the garden and plant center.

In Metro Detroit, nurseries and greenhouses are flourishing this spring, each offering a verdant oasis that invites shoppers to connect with nature on their own terms. These establishments are not just places to purchase plants; they’re spaces for education, inspiration, and community. Whether you’re gardening for the season, planting trees and shrubbery, or just looking for ideas, greenhouses and nurseries are a great place to start. Check out where to get some greenery this season…

WILLOW GREENHOUSE

7839 Curtis Road, Northville

At Willow Greenhouse, the commitment to excellence and environmental stewardship is evident in every plant and flower offered. Owner Nick Zimmer states, “At Willow Greenhouse, we prioritize giving the customer the best experience, maintaining a pesticide-free environment, and offering an extensive selection of annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs.” Willow Greenhouse also offers full landscaping services, including soil help and designing layouts. This dedication to quality and sustainability makes Willow an indispensable resource for anyone around the Northville area and beyond looking to enrich their living spaces with greenery. 

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celosia at willow greenhouse
Photo courtesy of Willow Greenhouse

DREW’S GARDEN

23751 Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe

Drew’s Garden is a gem within Metro Detroit’s gardening community. It stands as a source of inspiration and delight for anyone looking to enhance their garden or find a unique gift. “Drew’s Garden is a treasure trove for plant lovers. You can find all sorts of beautiful flowers, plants, and gardening supplies,” shares Patrick Kouza, owner of Drew’s Garden. Pick up vegetable and flowering plants, hanging baskets, tropicals, and more at Drew’s. Inside, you’ll also find decor, indoor plants, and even fairy garden accessories. The commitment to helpful and knowledgeable service makes Drew’s Garden a welcoming place for all.

patio planters at drew's garden
Photo courtesy of Drew’s Garden

THE PLANT HOUSE

22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

Nestled within the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, The Plant House is more than just a nursery—it’s a sanctuary for plant lovers of all stripes. “At The Plant House, we offer a unique collection of house plants, air plants, pottery, and sundries. We pride ourselves in coming as we are and sharing our personal experiences with plants while being transparent about our triumphs and troubles,” says Patrick Tracy, Communications Manager. “Our mission is to educate, empower, and inspire through the art of plants. One of the most popular services we offer…is our Plant Bar, where you can select a favorite plant and pot from the shop and have it planted by us! Our potting fees are very affordable, and we set you up for success by expertly potting your plant in its new home with our nutrient-dense potting mix. The Plant House provides everything to keep your house plants thriving.” Check it out on your next trip to the Rust Belt Market and find your new favorite house plant. 

air plants station at the plant house
Photo courtesy of The Plant House

RAY WIEGAND’S NURSERY

47747 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb

Ray Wiegand’s Nursery is a testament to the enduring legacy of family and farming. Kathryn Doran shares, “We are a family-owned business here in Macomb, with a large scale over 800 acre growing facility in Lenox, Michigan.” From its humble beginnings as a small family farm in the 1860s to its current status as a sprawling nursery, Wiegand’s offers a breathtaking variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials, nurtured by generations of the Wiegand family’s love and care. Here, you’ll find over 500 varieties of trees and shrubs, plus an additional 600+ perennials varieties. Too many choices to pick from? You can set up an appointment with a designer to sketch up your perfect greenery space. 

ray wiegand's greenhouse with flowers and plants
Photo courtesy of Ray Wiegand’s Nursery

BARSON’S GREENHOUSE

6414 Merriman Road, Westland

Barson’s Greenhouse celebrates 44 years this year, standing as a testament to the timeless appeal of gardening. Offering an extensive range of plants, flowers, and gardening supplies, Barson’s has become a staple for both seasoned gardeners and novices alike. Choose options for ground covers, butterfly gardening, ponds, and more. Their expert staff is always on hand to offer advice, ensuring that every plant from Barson’s finds a loving home where it can thrive. For those taking a do-it-yourself approach, Barson’s has a blog with helpful videos, tips from professionals, and news from the greenhouse. 

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