Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Garden Center


Minnesota gardeners can get pretty ambitious. Faced with a short growing season, we start seeds indoors while the ground is frozen, lug huge pots of tropical foliage into our homes for the winter, and plan our every inch of yard space for maximum efficiency. Leitner's can meet all the needs of spring-crazy green thumbs with its friendly service, onsite greenhouse, and lovely displays of plants of all kinds. The shop also pleases non-gardeners, offering floral design and even year-round custom potting: Bring in your containers and an expert will dress them up with fresh greenery prettier than you ever could. And when gardeners' ambitions grow even bigger, from replanting to redesign, there's also a separate location for landscape products with all the rocks, soil, mulches, flagstone, bricks, and sod you may require.

Best Garden Center (2017) Leitner's Garden Center

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