April showers bring May flowers to Montco shops

Spring is the season for appreciating the greenery around us and the county is blooming with flower and gardening stores that offer beautiful, unique plants. These are our top spots to find a gift for a loved one, spruce up your own space, or simply experience the joy of plants this spring!

Succulent bar at Floral and Hardy
Floral and Hardy of Skippack | Skippack Village

Floral & Hardy is a family-owned garden center and gift shop located in the heart of Skippack Village. This whimsical and rustic shop is filled to the brim with annuals, perennials, shrubs, veggies, herbs, and of course, flowers.

Head upstairs to visit Floral & Hardy’s DIY Succulent Bar to design and fill a container with their selection of succulents. They also host events throughout the year including free gardening classes with wine & cheese, kid & adult workshops, community festivals, and private parties. Floral and Hardy will keep you coming back all year round to see what’s new!

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Interior of Primex Garden Center greenhouse
Primex Garden Center | Glenside

You’ll feel like you stepped into a green oasis at the Primex Garden Center, from their tropical greenhouse to their expansive outdoor nursery. Pick up some unique houseplants from this family-owned, independent shop including foliage houseplants, orchids, cacti, terrarium miniatures, and hanging baskets.

Outside in the nursery, you can find locally sourced annuals to bring color to your planters and border beds this spring. Best of all, Primex has a knowledgeable staff with the expertise to inform you how and where to grow it all!

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Mum hill at Otts Exotic plants 2015 fall
Ott’s Exotic Plants | Schwenksville

Ott’s Exotic Plants will shake up your plant shopping experience with its uniquely landscaped greenhouse. You will find hundreds of exotic plant offerings, from tropical plants with leaves bigger than your head, to delicate flowers sourced from around the world. Just make sure to bring your camera to capture the Insta-worthy whimsy and beauty of Ott’s Exotic Plants!

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interior of the rhoad's garden center
The Rhoads Garden | North Wales

The Rhoads Garden is not just an expansive lawn dotted with shrubs, trees, perennials, a greenhouse, and plenty of lawn decor. It is also the perfect spot to pick up a professionally designed bouquet made from flowers grown right in the garden! Look here for the next time you need to wow with a beautiful flower arrangement.

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Field with flowers at Maple Acres
Maple Acres Farm and Market | Plymouth Meeting

You may not expect a farm to be the place to get special flower arrangements, but the Maple Acres Farm and Market has over six acres of flowers and cut them every day. From May through the first frost, you're invited to cut your own zinnias and other varieties of our field flowers to bring home with you.

Over twenty varieties of flowers are available, and you can create your own special arrangement or choose from their professionally crafted bouquets. Make sure to pick up some seasonal veggies at the market while you’re there!

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