Whether you’re looking to spruce up your yard, give it a complete makeover, or just want to learn more about gardening — you can do it all at a local gardening center! Not only does visiting a local nursery give you the best chance at purchasing plants that are perfect for your climate, but you’re also helping support a small business.
That’s why we created a list of our favorite gardening centers and nurseries in the Akron and Canton area! Each of these businesses is teaming with expert gardeners and landscapers so no matter how big (or nonexistent) your green thumb is, they’ll be able to assist you. Happy planting!
1745 Martin Road, Mogadore
Photo courtesy of Boyle’s Nursery & Landscaping
Located in Mogadore, Boyle’s Nursery & Landscaping was opened in 1948 by William and Mildred Boyle to give their friends, family and neighbors a place to purchase high-quality plants at a low cost. They continue to do that today, providing a wide selection of Ohio-grown plants and a knowledgeable staff that can help you create the yard of your dreams.
1881 Canton Road, Akron
Canton Road Garden Center is a family-owned nursery, greenhouse and gardening supply store that has been serving Akron growers since 1980. You can visit their 12,000 square foot greenhouse and three-acre nursery anytime for all of your rose bush, perennial, annual, tree, herb, vegetable and flower needs! If you are not sure what you’re looking for — don’t worry. Their friendly staff is made up of growing experts and will be happy to help you find exactly what you need.
3459 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton
A beloved nursery in Norton, Dayton Nurseries is one of the most beautiful garden centers in the area, specializing in rhododendrons and azaleas. Along with their diverse inventory of native plants, hardy trees, shrubs and grasses, they also offer everything you need to plant them, including fertilizer, mulch and gardening tools. Make sure to visit their blog before you go and get an inside look into ongoings and new stock at the nursery along with tips and tricks to grow your green thumb!
937 East Waterloo Road, Akron
Donzell’s Flower & Garden Center is one of the largest garden centers in the United States, offering over 25,000 square feet of building space, 13 acres of land and parking for more than 300 guests. This massive nursery was founded in 1953 by Sam (Salvatore) Donzelli who had come home from serving in Korea and decided to open up a business on his father’s land on Waterloo Road. Today, you can get lost for days exploring their spacious facility that is full of trees, flowers, houseplants, vegetables and so much more.
1015 White Pond Drive, Akron
No matter what you’re in the market for — herbs, roses, vegetable plants, succulents or a landscaping consultation — you can get it right here, at Graf’s Garden Shop, Landscape and Farm Market. In addition to their locally grown plant offerings, you can also shop at their in-house farmers’ market which offers fresh produce, homemade baked goods and so much more. And if that wasn’t enough, they even provide special classes for those who want to learn more about plants and gardening. Make sure to check out their calendar and get ready to learn everything from plant potting to annual container design and maintenance.
4004 Applegrove Street Northwest, North Canton
The team at Greens and Things Nursery boasts one of the area’s largest selections of local plants, evergreens, mulch and landscaping stone. In addition to their on-site staff experts — who can help you whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an avid gardener perfecting your yard — they also offer a gardening how-to blog, where you can a weekly dose of gardening tips and how-tos.
10992 Millersburg Road Southwest, Massillon
Photo courtesy of Moyer’s Nursery and Landscaping
Bruce Moyer started Moyer’s Nursery and Landscaping with just five acres of land and trees planted in syrup buckets. Today, this Massillon favorite is home to over 25 acres full of trees and landscape plants and four greenhouses. While Moyer’s is booming all year long, we can’t wait to visit during Christmas when they start selling stunning trees, poinsettias and other holiday decor.
5656 Dressler Road, North Canton
In the 1960s, Angelo Petitti thought he had his whole life figured out. He had immigrated to the United States and was attending Kent State, pursuing a political science degree while working as a landscaper’s assistant part-time. A few years later, he was partnering with his brother to begin Petitti Landscape Company. Today, they have several garden centers all around northeastern and central Ohio — all offering a wide selection of live plants and gardening tools. In addition to having one of the best plant selections around, Petitti’s is also committed to making Ohio a better place by only growing plants locally, using eco-friendly practices and by giving back to the community any way they can.
2540 Genoa Avenue Southwest, Massillon
Step into a gorgeous natural oasis when you visit Reedurban Nurseries. This full-service garden center offers a huge selection of trees, shrubs, flowers and so much more. It’s the perfect place to get inspiration for your dream lawn, purchase a gift for a special someone or just to spend a sunny afternoon with family. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook for special sales and offers throughout the month!
5357 Everhard Road Northwest, Canton | 7211 Portage Street NW, Massillon
Photo courtesy of Rohr & Sons Nursery Inc.
Family-owned since 1958, Rohr and Son’s is a local nursery and garden center providing the Canton area with locally grown plants, trees, shrubs and unique greenery (including a few venus fly traps!). Whether you’re looking to add a few touches to your garden, have a professional design and install your yard, or are interested in putting in a pond, you can do it all at Rohr and Son’s. And, be sure to mark their workshops, Bonsai Show and open house events on your calendar so you don’t miss these popular events!
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