8 Independent Plant Stores & Garden Centers in Minneapolis

Summer is the season for gardening. And with such a short growing season in Minnesota, we really have to make the most of it. Here are some of the best independent garden centers and plant stores near you in Minneapolis to help you develop your garden to its fullest potential.

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Mother Earth Gardens

3738 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

With two locations right in Minneapolis, Mother Earth is a staple of the city’s gardening scene. Mother Earth believes in producing products that are responsibly produced — organic, native, sustainable, and local. And Mother Earth doesn’t just offer gardening products; they offer some valuable services such as garden coaching and garden babysitting.

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Sunnyside Gardens

3723 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

The plant store that is now Sunnyside Gardens in Minneapolis started over 80 years ago as a small garden plot. Now they’re gardening and landscaping experts, ready to help you create the perfect garden space, whether you’re an experienced gardener or a beginner. The center also provides design and installation services as well as custom containers, if you’d rather let the experts take over.

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Heidi’s Growhaus

7555 County Rd 116, Corcoran, MN 55340

Located just outside Minneapolis, Heidi’s Growhaus is a garden and plant shop that works hard to develop itself as a community space for local gardeners. Heidi’s features a selection of Minnesota-native plants that can be difficult to find anywhere else. Enjoy relaxing around beautiful plants, but find that gardening isn’t really your thing? Sign up for one of Heidi’s Yoga in the Garden sessions.

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Tangletown Gardens

5353 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The densely lush grounds of Tangletown Gardens’ urban location make it something of a destination store for Minneapolis garden lovers. This plant store near you is supplied by its own farm located in rural Minnesota, producing many of the store’s plants and their selection of koi fish. You can even put some of their harvest on your kitchen table by signing up for their CSA (community-supported agriculture) program. 

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Highland Nursery

1742 7th Street West, St. Paul, MN 55116

Highland Nursery has a real mom-and-pop shop vibe to it. The plant shop is operated by three generations of the owner’s family. This garden store has charm coming out its ears. Not to mention that it’s full of amazing plants and garden supplies, including certain varieties you might not find anywhere else. They’ve got a particularly large selection of edibles. 

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Mother Co. Plants

2400 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Mother Co. Plants focuses specifically on indoor plants. So, if you’re looking to brighten up an indoor space or get down on your hands and knees in the dirt, Mother Co. is there for you. This plant store near you in Minneapolis has an array of attractive ferns, cacti, and succulents that will help to beautify your home.

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Southview Garden Center

50 E Crusader Ave, West Saint Paul, MN 55118

If you are not an expert gardener that already knows the answer to every gardening question you could think of, Southview might be for you. The plant shop has a reputation for being extremely helpful and instructive to less experienced gardeners. Let’s face it: gardening is about so much more than buying the right things. Southview’s got your back from beginning to end.

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Wagner’s Greenhouse & Garden Center

6024 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

When it seems like a place is always busy, they must be doing something right. You can expect to wait in line at Wagner’s, but you can also expect to find a tremendous selection and friendly staff. This plant shop is also known for its quality, high-performing plants and shrubs.

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