You Won't Find Anything Else Like Checkbook

  • Nonprofit and independent
  • Takes no advertising or referral fees
  • Ratings and reviews by surveyed Consumers' Checkbook and Consumer Reports local subscribers
  • Undercover price comparisons
  • Complaint counts from local consumer agencies and attorney general offices
  • Advice to help you get the best service and value

Subscribe and see 90 Puget Sound area garden centers


Page 3 of 590 results
BusinessCheckbook's
Top Rating What is this?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average? What is this?
(Average = $100)
Ratings for Overall Quality What is this?Most Recent Comment
QualityPrice

Lowe's

5115 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 253-581-6444

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
I have been satisfied with goods purchased; veteran discount helps the... - Aug 22, 2020

See all comments

Home Depot

4602 Center St
Tacoma, WA 98409 253-565-0334

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
They do ok for the most part. Employees not very knowledgable. - Aug 21, 2020

See all comments

Bremerton City Nursery

912 Adele Ave
Bremerton, WA 98312 360-373-8765

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
The tiny nursery in West Bremerton is a great place to shop. For a small space,... - May 14, 2021

See all comments

Lowe's

5600 Hwy 303 NE
Bremerton, WA 98311 360-405-6270

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Plants are not always in good condition. Very little service available. - Nov 27, 2021

See all comments

Lowe's

3100 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-744-8411

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
The store is clean. The staff is helpful. Not always easy to find product or... - Sep 12, 2021

See all comments

Rosedale Gardens

7311 Rosedale St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253-851-7333

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Great garden center and the prices are not bad - Mar 26, 2018

See all comments

Fred Meyer

5050 Hwy 303 NE
Bremerton, WA 98311 360-792-2800

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Convenient with a nice selection of plants. - Nov 27, 2021

See all comments

Home Depot

10991 Silverdale Way
Silverdale, WA 98383 360-307-9200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Good selection of good quality annual flowers. - Apr 25, 2018

See all comments

McLendon Hardware

1111 Fryar Ave
Sumner, WA 98390 253-863-2264

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Since McLendon's sale to a larger corporation, product selection and service... - Jan 27, 2018

See all comments

Fred Meyer

14300 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98168 206-433-6452

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
I've compared Fred Meyer flowers to many nurseries and their plants are as... - Nov 06, 2017

See all comments

Home Depot

11915 Hwy 99
Everett, WA 98204 425-267-0337

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
It’s adequate and close to home - Aug 22, 2020

See all comments

Home Depot

1715 S 352nd St
Federal Way, WA 98003 253-661-9200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Staff personnel are good but management/leadership needs to improve customer... - Jan 23, 2021

See all comments

Home Depot

6200 E Lake Samammish Pkwy
Issaquah, WA 98029 425-391-8467

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
I get my gardening plants at this location. There's a good variety of... - Jan 26, 2022

See all comments

Kent East Hill Nursery

11644 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98031 253-631-5320

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Variety was excellent. Staff was knowledgeable. Prices were high. High price... - Jan 31, 2022

See all comments

Fred Meyer

17801 108th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98055 425-235-5365

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Good place to shop! - Feb 01, 2018

See all comments

Lowe's

150 Sedgwick Rd
Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-329-3000

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Much of my garden has been purchased at Lowe’s. Typically, their plants... - Aug 22, 2020

See all comments

Lowe's

2700 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 206-760-0832

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
They don't do sale or promotion much - Feb 08, 2018

See all comments

Sunnycrest Nursery & Floral

9004-B Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay, WA 98349 253-884-3937

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
Their superior rating tells it all. Best of the best! - May 25, 2022

See all comments

Gardensphere

3310 N Proctor St
Tacoma, WA 98407 253-761-7936

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
The people who work here are very knowledgeable and very helpful. - Jun 05, 2022

See all comments

McAuliffe's Valley Nursery

11910 Springhetti Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296 360-862-1323

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
?
Price:
?
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
?
Ratings for Overall Quality:
?
?%    
? ? ?
?
?%    
In 2021 a month ahead of their having zucchini starts we left our phone numberwith... - May 05, 2022

See all comments

How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

Since most garden centers buy—rather than raise—most of what they sell, there is room for tremendous variation in buying standards and the quality of plants being sold. The opinions we collected from consumers on garden centers reflect these big differences.

Skilled florists can interpret your tastes (or those of the recipient), determine what’s appropriate for the occasion, and then create a work of art that fits those needs. Our ratings of florists for quality and price should help you pick the best.

If you want delivery, exotic flowers, or need advice, your best bet is a florist. But if you’re willing to pick up the posies yourself and want to save a lot of money, you have several other options.

When you need to send flowers to someone outside the area, what do you do? We review the options, and advise you on how to deal with each to ensure you and your special someone on the other end are happy with the results.

Kermit the Frog once crooned “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” If you have a lawn, you can relate: It’s not easy keeping things green. Here's how to plot a course, whether you call in the pros or go it alone.

Lawn care services work with different products and techniques, but the results they promise are similar. Companies usually offer customers a selection of “packages” that include specified treatment plans to take place over the course of a year.

Chemicals used in lawn care treatments can be transported from your hands to your mouth, or can readily enter your body through your skin or eyes, or through inhalation. Furthermore, children may actually ingest treated grass.