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Abrahamson Nurseries

2100 Tower Dr
Stillwater, MN 55082651-439-2140

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
84%
NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
84%
Great local store, but expensive.

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Bachman's

10050 6th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55441763-541-1188

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
83%
11% lower than average  ($89)
83%
I want only products that do not contain neonicinoids. This is poison to all pollinators. This is so important. Other centers don't want to talk...

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Bachman's

23004 Cedar Ave S
Farmington, MN 55024952-469-3833

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
60%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
60%
No raters have left a written comment.

Bachman's

2600 White Bear Ave N
Maplewood, MN 55109651-770-0531

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
71%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
71%
Bachman's stands behind what it sells. Staff are always ready to field questions about plants and plant issues. Some people complain about higher...

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Bachman's

6010 Lyndale Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419612-861-7676

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
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11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
76%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
76%
Expensive but the best in town!

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Bachman's

770 Prairie Center Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55344952-941-7700

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
79%
I purchased a hydrangea tree. Their staff was very helpful with advice and took great care in wrapping up the tree for delivery.

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Bachman's

7955 150th St W
Apple Valley, MN 55124952-431-2242

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
74%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
74%
A very good selection of plants. They offer excellent warranty coverage if a plant dies.

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Bachman's

8200 University Ave NE
Fridley, MN 55432763-786-8200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
71%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
71%
All of my plants from Bachman’s died right away. I have plants from menards for a fraction of the price that have lasted over a year

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Bachman's

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
76%
NO
11% lower than average  ($89)
76%
Always a beautiful experience.

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Black's Greenhouse & Nursery

15743 Hudson Rd N
Lakeland, MN 55043651-436-6799

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NO**
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85%
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85%
They have many unique flowers, vegetables and plants that are very hardy.

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Bloomington Garden Center

9407 Old Cedar Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425952-854-8148

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
6% lower than average  ($94)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
69%
NO NO
6% lower than average  ($94)
69%
Great to work with

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Cal's Market & Garden Center

6403 Egan Dr
Savage, MN 55378952-447-5215

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
61%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
61%
A good locally owned garden center.

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Chenoweth Floral & Greenhouses

563 Old Hwy 8 SW
New Brighton, MN 55112651-631-3535

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29% lower than average  ($71)
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100%
29% lower than average  ($71)
100%
A good neighborhood garden center/florist. Has been around for many years.

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Dundee Nursery & Floral

16800 Hwy 55
Plymouth, MN 55446763-559-4016

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
25% higher than average  ($125)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
61%
NO NO
25% higher than average  ($125)
61%
Excellent product quality.

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Fair's Garden Center & Floral

9340 Fair Way
Maple Grove, MN 55369763-425-4212

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
76%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
76%
It's good

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Gerten's Farm Market

2900 65th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076651-450-0001

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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42% lower than average  ($58)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
89%
42% lower than average  ($58)
89%
Great products but very expensive

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Gertens

5500 Blaine Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076651-450-1501

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13% lower than average  ($87)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
82%
13% lower than average  ($87)
82%
I loved Gerten's. They had so much stuff and a lot of varieties of products. The staff was all very friendly and helpful without being overly helpful....

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Green Valley Garden Center

6530 Green Valley Rd NW
Ramsey, MN 55303763-753-1621

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
20% lower than average  ($80)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
20% lower than average  ($80)
79%
Best place

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Highland Nursery

1742 W 7th St
St Paul, MN 55116651-698-1708

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% lower than average  ($96)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO NO
4% lower than average  ($96)
79%
Convenient and great product.

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Home Depot

13100 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344952-949-0982

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
22%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
22%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

1520 New Brighton Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55413612-782-9594

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
42%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
42%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

155 W Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337952-898-6960

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
40%
Typical Big Box Store Garden Center.

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Home Depot

1705 Annapolis Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55441763-509-9590

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
18%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
18%
Fair selection, but not enough, and no immediate assistance.

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Home Depot

2360 White Bear Ave N
Maplewood, MN 55109651-770-9600

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
53%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
53%

Home Depot

3550 124th Ave NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433763-422-1200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
36%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
36%
Excellent garden center for a big box store. Above average in it's peer group.

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Home Depot

400 W 79th St
Bloomington, MN 55420952-881-7020

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
41%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
41%
I have purchased my garden supplies from Home Depot for many years now and find their products superior for the price you pay. Excellent quality at very...

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Home Depot

5800 Cedar Lake Rd
St Louis Park, MN 55416952-512-0109

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
38%
waited for over half an hour for someone to cut my wood for me after i was told by another employee to just wait near the saw equipment. had to go back...

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Home Depot

6701 Boone Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428763-533-1200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
40%
large assortment of products good prices

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Home Depot

8334 Tamarack Vlg
Woodbury, MN 55125651-714-8751

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
30%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
30%
They have a very good selection.

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Home Depot

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
36%
NO
34% lower than average  ($66)
36%
No raters have left a written comment.

Jerry's Home & Garden Place

4381 Nicols Rd
Eagan, MN 55122651-454-5311

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
6% lower than average  ($94)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
31%
NO NO
6% lower than average  ($94)
31%
Nice option to have in town. Often better things that Home Depot, etc. but sometimes limited selection and higher prices.

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Klier's Nursery & Garden Center

5901 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419612-866-8771

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
20% lower than average  ($80)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
64%
NO
20% lower than average  ($80)
64%
nice job, good service for a reasonable and good cost of doing business

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Leitner's Garden Center

945 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55102651-291-2655

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
76%
NO NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
76%
Their herbs didn't offer much selection and didn't look as healthy as they should have. We didn't purchase from Leitner's.

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Lilydale Garden Center

941 Sibley Memorial Hwy
St Paul, MN 55118651-457-6040

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% higher than average  ($111)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
81%
NO
11% higher than average  ($111)
81%
My favorite nursery in the Twin Cities. Excellent plant quality and good variety - plus the place is not too big.

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Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery

9293 Pineview Ln N
Maple Grove, MN 55369763-420-4400

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
8% lower than average  ($92)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
75%
NO
8% lower than average  ($92)
75%
Plants bought at Lyndes thrive better than other big box stores. Friendly neighborly staff. Good display of plants available.

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Malmborg's Garden Center

20045 County Rd 81
Rogers, MN 55374763-428-2061

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
89%
NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
89%
My go to for the best flowers & garden plants

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Menards

2005 W University Ave
St Paul, MN 55104651-645-1295

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
46% lower than average  ($54)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
28%
NO
46% lower than average  ($54)
28%
Went looking for garden decor and found a good variety but prices were very high

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Menards

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
46% lower than average  ($54)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
31%
NO
46% lower than average  ($54)
31%
No raters have left a written comment.

Mickman Brothers Home & Garden Center

14630 Hwy 65 NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304763-413-3000

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
6% higher than average  ($106)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
67%
NO NO
6% higher than average  ($106)
67%
Expensive but great selection of plants and gardening needs

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Minnehaha Falls Nursery & Landscaping

4461 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406612-724-5454

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
2% lower than average  ($98)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
61%
NO NO
2% lower than average  ($98)
61%
M'HAHA FALLS NURSERY APPEARS TO HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS. (5/19)

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Mother Earth Gardens

3738 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406612-724-2296

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
81%
NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
81%
Terrific variety of plants. Staff is helpful.

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Otten Brothers Nursery & Garden Center

2350 W Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356952-473-5425

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
33% higher than average  ($133)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
77%
NO NO
33% higher than average  ($133)
77%
It just doesn't get better than Otten Brothers. Their selection is superior to any other garden center.

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Pahl's Market

6885 160th St W
Apple Valley, MN 55124952-431-4345

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
1% lower than average  ($99)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
85%
NO
1% lower than average  ($99)
85%
Always have a huge selection and variety of plants and supplies.

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Pletschers' Greenhouses

641 Old Hwy 8 SW
New Brighton, MN 55112651-633-6666

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
92%
NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
92%
Old school greenhouse. You want local? You can't get more local than this wonderful multi-generation business. Plants are great, high quality and are...

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Rose Floral & Greenhouse

14298 60th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082651-439-3765

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
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:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
88%
12% lower than average  ($88)
88%
Fair amount of plants.

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Schulte's Greenhouse & Nursery

2960 Labeaux Ave NE
St Michael, MN 55376763-497-3747

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% higher than average  ($111)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
100%
NO
11% higher than average  ($111)
100%
No raters have left a written comment.

Southview Garden Center

50 Crusader Ave E
West St Paul, MN 55118651-455-6669

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
7% lower than average  ($93)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
65%
NO NO
7% lower than average  ($93)
65%
I stopped there to look for Mums on August 17, 2014 and most of the plants looked terribly neglected. I was shocked because they usually have excellent...

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Sunnyside Gardens

3723 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410612-926-2654

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
18% higher than average  ($118)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
74%
NO NO
18% higher than average  ($118)
74%
Gorgeous garden center and totally one of a kind.

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Tangletown Gardens

5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419612-822-4769

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
20% higher than average  ($120)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
84%
NO
20% higher than average  ($120)
84%
They have raised the bar for MN garden centers. I have done their tours and their CSA as well as purchased there for years. Congratulations to MN Finest!...

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Terra Garden Center

20230 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044952-469-3506

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% higher than average  ($104)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
90%
NO
4% higher than average  ($104)
90%
Nice variety of plants and some workers have a lot of knowledge. They were able to answer questions and give good advice about what types of plants can...

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The Mustard Seed

10000 Great Plains Blvd
Chaska, MN 55318952-445-6555

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
33% higher than average  ($133)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
43%
NO NO
33% higher than average  ($133)
43%
Very pleasant staff. Not a lot of variety.

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Tonkadale Greenhouse

3739 Tonkawood Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55345952-938-6480

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% higher than average  ($132)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
91%
NO
32% higher than average  ($132)
91%
High-priced but excellent plants.

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Wagner Greenhouses

6024 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419612-922-6901

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
7% higher than average  ($107)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
86%
NO
7% higher than average  ($107)
86%
Always impressed with quality of stock

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Waldoch Farm Garden Center

8174 Lake Dr
Lino Lakes, MN 55014651-780-1207

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
10% higher than average  ($110)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
93%
NO
10% higher than average  ($110)
93%
Very high quality of plants but prices are high.

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