The Wonderful World of Cincinnati Garden Centers

Your guide to garden centers around town and their unique offerings.
You can do more than just buy plants at local garden centers.

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Plant lovers from around the city know that a day at the garden center is about more than floral selection. Many locations offer events, activities, and lessons to aid in one’s gardening journey. Here are some local garden centers and their special horticultural contributions.

Crafty Learning at Delhi 

Delhi Flower & Garden Center is a family-owned business that’s been thriving in the West Chester area since 1960. The store is full of colorful blooms and rich herbs, but that’s not all this garden center has to offer. Amongst the bustling nature space, Delhi hosts classes that brings its community closer to mastering a green thumb. Classes for pressed flower art, macramé, terrarium building and herb planter design are all on offer. If you are looking for a creative weekend activity, Delhi is your first stop. Delhi Flower & Garden Center, 6282 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Liberty Township, (513) 759-4700 

Wedding Bells Ring at Benken

Benken Garden Center, Florist & Event Venue hosts a variety of plants expected of a garden center like seasonal plants, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs. It also has both floral wedding services and gorgeous wedding venues. It ventures outside the typical expectations of a garden center with a beautifully blended concept of greenery and location. Choose your own personal flowers or ceremony flowers and the award-winning floral design team at Benken will make sure your big day is full of vibrant and stylish blooms. Hosting three different venue areas available to rent on your special day, there are combinations of indoor and outdoor space. With a wonderfully lush venue space, happily ever after begins in a garden. Benken Garden Center, 6000 Plainfield Road, Silverton, (513) 891-1040 

Helping Hands at White Oak

Tucked in the West Side of Cincinnati, White Oak Gardens provides houseplants, trees, and flowers for the garden space. White Oak is dedicated to Ohio’s native plant species, posting resources on care and maintenance, landscape use, and habitat cultivation for native plants like the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry. White Oak ensures that your garden needs will be thoroughly taken care of with their Garden Coach services available to anyone looking for that extra bit of help. A Garden Coach is a nursery technician who lives and breathes plants, they can come to you or discuss your garden virtually. A trained professional can help with creating pollinator gardens, assess trouble areas (like shady spots), incorporating edible landscaping and so much more! White Oak Gardens,  3579 Blue Rock Road, White Oak, (513) 385-3313

U-Pick Produce at Blooms & Berries

Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Garden Center is an expansion to the idea of garden centers. Besides their lush foliage and popping florals, Blooms & Berries embraces the farm aspect of their business, with fields full of seasonal fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Visitors can fill their buckets high, paying by the pound for fresh, locally grown berries. U-Dig potatoes are also offered allowing visitors to harvest Yukon gold and red potatoes for home cooked meals. U-Pick strawberries start off the berry season for Blooms & Berries, ready to be picked and enjoyed by the whole family. Blooms & Berries Farm, 9669 OH-48, Loveland, (513) 697-9173 

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