The longer days have finally arrived, the temperatures rise more every day, and the world is abuzz with the tingles of life and laughter on the horizon. Spring has officially sprung in the Pacific Northwest, and many of us have been anxious with anticipation after waiting inside during the long winter months. Nature is welcoming us back to the outside world with open arms, and for local gardeners, that means a chance to get back out there and play in the dirt! And luckily, there are plenty of local plant shops in the Tri-Cities community to help them create the perfect landscape for the summer.
Wood’s Nursery and Garden Store
2615 Van Giesen St., Richland
Considered one of the top nurseries in the Southeastern Washington region is Wood’s Nursery and Garden Store. It all started back in 1965 when Zane and Betty Wood opened the hobby store and began serving the gardening community of the Tri-Cities. When Paul Wood took over in 1982, he expanded the nursery from a hobby to a full-fledged business. Now they’ve settled on five acres of land in Richland, carrying a wide variety of flowers, trees, and shrubs along with tools of the trade. They even have unique fountains to add as a magnificent centerpiece to anyone’s garden, along with a gift shop that offers all kinds of gardening gifts like garden stakes, solar lights, wall art, signs, and statues!
Beaver Bark Gift and Garden Center
607 Aaron Drive, Richland
Beaver Bark Gift and Garden Center has grown into the Tri-Cities’ premiere choice for plants, landscaping, garden supplies, and more since it started over 20 years ago. Back then, it was a “diamond in the rough” patch of property in the Richland community as the Bobbett family worked hard to make it the nursery that it is today. Since then, it has grown exponentially, adding a glasshouse atrium, gift shop, cafe, and furniture section into the mix. They’ve even been voted the Tri-City Herald’s People’s Choice for Best Garden Center/Nursery every year from 2014 all the way to 2021. What a record!
Mac’s Garden Center
6711 W. Court St., Pasco
The roots run deep at Mac’s Garden Center in Pasco, family-owned and operated since its grand opening more than 30 years ago. As a result, generations of experience and expertise await those who visit Mac’s Garden Center, with their family providing excellent customer service, quality products, and expert plant tips. Currently, they have one of the finest selections of trees and shrubs, soils and fertilizers, perennials and annuals, and pottery in the Tri-Cities area and promise they can help you create the perfect look you’re going for when it comes to all your landscaping and gardening needs.
The Little Plant Shop
3315 W Court St., Suite 100, Pasco
Jose Chave was able to take his love of plants and turn it into a business in the form of one of Pasco’s newest plant shops, The Little Plant Shop. He opened the shop’s doors in 2017, and they have been happily servicing the community’s plant needs ever since, putting lots of love and care into the plants their clients take home. At The Little Plant Shop, you can find a wide variety of plants, pots in various shapes, sizes, and colors, and plenty of accessories perfect for taking care of your plants.
Tri-Cities Flower Farm
311 South Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick
Thomas Kay and his wife Gayle opened the doors of The Flower Farm in Kennewick in 2001 and have been happily servicing community members’ gardening needs ever since. In fact, they’re so dedicated to educating those without a green thumb that they even run a radio broadcast from 8 until 9 a.m. on 98.7 FM. They call it “Garden with Tom and Gayle,” and during the broadcasting, they take calls, answer questions, and provide tips for a beautiful lawn and garden. Of course, if you catch the show, you can always pop on into the retail store and ask your questions in person.
Tri City Garden Supply
6030 W Clearwater Ave., Kennewick
Tri City Garden Supply was started by growers, for growers! Locally owned and operated, the Tri City Garden Supply staff prides themselves on their knowledgeable staff who have extensive personal experience in indoor and outdoor gardening. They also take a particular interest in the cutting-edge technology in agriculture, using it to get the most out of what Mother Nature offers. They focus on educating customers as much as possible regarding the technology and sharing their extensive knowledge of gardening, ensuring their clients have a lucrative outcome with their gardening endeavors.
No matter what you’re on the hunt for, whether it be trees or shrubs, perennials or annuals, these local plant shops in the Tri-Cities area are ready and waiting to assist you with all your gardening needs and questions. Now the only challenge is deciding which plants to take home and not leaving with all the ones in the stores!