Best Gardening Shop/Nursery

From the 02/23/2010 edition

Oakland Nurseries

Multiple locations


Again this year, Alive readers spoke loudly about their favorite spot to buy begonias, bird seed, bulbs and bags of mulch. Oakland Nurseries won this category handily - and it's no secret why.

From locations in Delaware, Dublin and North Linden, the Oakland staff gives green-thumbs the supplies they need and friendly tips for using them. You're probably not thinking about breaking ground right now, but Oakland will be ready when you are.

Runners-up: Strader's Garden Centers, Baker's Acres' Concrete Jungle