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Abernethy & Spencer Greenhouse

18035 Lincoln Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132540-338-9118

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29% lower than average  ($71)
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Best selection of quality hand made pots, high quality hanging baskets, garden decor, trellis, and DeWit tools. An amazing selection of shrubs and trees....

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American Plant

5258 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20816301-656-3311

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20% higher than average  ($120)
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fantastic Garden Center. Provider of most, if not all, our plant material for our landscape. My go-to place for any landscape plants and materials,...

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American Plant

7405 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817301-469-7690

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34% higher than average  ($134)
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Very knowledgeable about plants, and wonderful selection and advice. Customer service was very responsive to an issue that came up and resolved to my...

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Behnke Nursery Garden Center

11300 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705301-937-1100

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It's truly sad that this garden center is closing after so many years. It has been my go-to place for plants and supplies for years.

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Betty's Azalea Ranch

12507 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030703-830-8687

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5% lower than average  ($95)
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69%
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Great selection and helpful staff.

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Bill's Garden Center

4756 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207703-524-2488

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Smaller selection of plants and tends to sell out of popular items early. Definitely the place to go for garden tools, soil, etc. Much better variety...

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Blue Mount Nursery

20052 Lexington Dr
Ashburn, VA 20147703-729-6600

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6% lower than average  ($94)
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Wonderful staff! Excellent plant selection at reasonable prices

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Burke Nursery & Garden Center

3155 W Ox Rd
Herndon, VA 20171703-476-1188

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Contracted with Burke Nursery to clear out and landscape my townhouse front and back yards. My desire was to have a low maintenance yard to facilitate...

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Burke Nursery & Garden Center

9401 Burke Rd
Burke, VA 22015703-323-1188

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18% higher than average  ($118)
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65%
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I have bought plants (beautiful and healthy) as well as fertilizer in their store. I have also bought mulch (which I picked up myself). The staff is...

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Campbell & Ferrarra Outdoor Living

8351 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22309703-354-6724

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8% higher than average  ($108)
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66%
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C&F just makes superior by a nose. I find the prices to be a little high and the quality to be a cut below Merrifield or other local choice.

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Cox Farms

15621 Braddock Rd
Centreville, VA 20120703-830-4121

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D R Snell Nursery

1025 Ridge Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771301-831-7777

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Excellent staff and selection. Very good quality as well!

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DeBaggio Herbs

43494 Mountain View Dr
Chantilly, VA 20152703-327-6976

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Family owned and super variety of herbs and annuals. More perennials and fruit shrubs than ever before. All types of tomatoes and peppers! Can't...

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Ed's Plant World

11811 Branch Ave
Brandywine, MD 20613301-372-6690

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18% higher than average  ($118)
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They have everything, in every size and priced half as much as Merrieifield Garden Center. I bought a dozen native trees, groundcovers and shrubs in...

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Fehr's Nursery & Garden Center

4340 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville, MD 20866301-384-5222

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4% lower than average  ($96)
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Fehr's vegetables and plants are great. Staff, owner always on site, is very knowledgeable and helpful. Locally owned for many many years.

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Frager's Hardware

1123 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003202-543-6157

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Same as Average ($100)
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81%
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If you live in the neighborhood, they are the best bargain around. They are a little more expensive than the big box stores, but will save you the hassle...

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Ginkgo Garden

911 11th St SE
Washington, DC 20003202-543-5172

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16% higher than average  ($116)
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84%
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Outstanding advice although not as great a selection of plants as some of the big garden centers. Have found some items that the garden centers don't...

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Good Earth Market

11650 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD 20854301-765-0224

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2% higher than average  ($102)
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Such a wonderful place. The staff there are so unbelievably nice and helpful. The prices may seem a tad high but the quality of the products are worth...

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Good Earth Market

1610 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd
Olney, MD 20832301-774-2631

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10% higher than average  ($110)
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77%
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Wish they had more native plants.

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Green Street Gardens

1721 W Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22302703-998-3030

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1% lower than average  ($99)
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58%
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Kindly stood behind a commitment to a refund when a product failed to perform.

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Greenworks

42660 John Mosby Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20152703-327-2344

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23% lower than average  ($77)
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78%
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Good selection of plants not easily found elsewhere.

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Grey Goose Farm

5539 Olney-Laytonsville Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20882301-977-7555

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2% higher than average  ($102)
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92%
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Grey Goose is a wonderful garden center. They carry fertilizers and pesticides that other centers don't. My lawn would be a lot sadder without...

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Holly Woods & Vines

8453 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22309703-799-1607

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2% higher than average  ($102)
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73%
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We cannot say enough about HW&V! We had a 3 year old tree (purchased from someone else) die from disease. HW&V explained why the tree was a poor choice...

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Home Depot

12275 Price Club Plz
Fairfax, VA 22030703-266-9800

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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24%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

14000 Georgia Ave
Aspen Hill, MD 20906301-871-0603

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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18%
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nice items

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Home Depot

14025 Foulger Sq
Woodbridge, VA 22192703-670-3699

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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40%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Home Depot

15740 Shady Grove Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877301-330-4900

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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28%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Home Depot flowers are seasonal but generally they have a good selection, especially in the spring. Small potted annuals and baskets are a good deal....

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Home Depot

1651 Reston Pkwy
Reston, VA 20194703-435-0778

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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31%
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One year guarantee on plants allowed me to return for refund a boxwood that died since planting it, no questions asked. Looked unhealthy to start but...

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Home Depot

21010 Frederick Rd
Germantown, MD 20876301-515-7944

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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33%
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The way this Home Depot situates plants/trees across from its main store is not great. You have to essentially cross a street (with a stop...

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Home Depot

2300 Broadbirch Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20904301-680-3500

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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31%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Staff is very helpful in finding items one seeks.

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Home Depot

280 Fort Evans Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176703-737-0255

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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54%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
54%
My location not included

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Home Depot

2815 Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031703-205-1245

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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41%
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Well stocked! Love this location. Knowledgeable staff and very helpful.

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Home Depot

3201 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030703-591-6808

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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27%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Prices good, so I do buy a lot of basic stuff at Home Depot, but don't feel the quality of the plants is as good as at a nursery.

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Home Depot

3301 East West Hwy
Hyattsville, MD 20782301-891-1106

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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48%
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Great garden center.

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Home Depot

400 S Pickett St
Alexandria, VA 22304703-823-1900

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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33%
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I buy most of my home garden supplies at Home Depot.They are very adequate for other miscellaneous products.

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Home Depot

4121 NE Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716301-809-3455

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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21%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Home Depot

46261 Cranston St
Sterling, VA 20165703-444-2900

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Limited variety on annuals. Not much availability on larger specimen trees/shrubs. No knowledgable assistance. Prices very good.

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Home Depot

4700 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD 20740301-345-6774

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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44%
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A very clean, well organized store, with a good selection of popular plants.

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Home Depot

6003 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745301-839-9600

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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8%
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Great prices on a wide variety of plants. Will stand behind quality. Lacks staff that knows anything about plant material, which is okay for an experienced...

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Home Depot

6210 Seven Corners Ctr
Falls Church, VA 22044703-534-9580

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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14%
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Don't look for anything exotic but everything I bought here has grown well with appropriate care. Prices are comparable to other outlets.

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Home Depot

6555 Little River Tpke
Alexandria, VA 22312703-642-3660

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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26%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
26%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

6691 Frontier Dr
Springfield, VA 22150703-924-0193

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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18%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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You want the lowest prices, you go to Home Depot. You don't go there for the service or knowledge of employees. A big plus: they stand behind their...

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Home Depot

7111 Westlake Terr
Bethesda, MD 20817301-634-3726

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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14%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Could be better at providing sale information in advance, both by employees and online.

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Home Depot

7710 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306703-619-5124

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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24%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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good place to source the usual stuff - loss leaders are particularly well priced. carries the same stuff from the same nursery wholesalers as everyone...

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Home Depot

901 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018202-526-8760

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NO
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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23%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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It seems to be very diffcult to find someone to assist with a question or get help when you really need it.

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Home Depot

9051 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21046410-872-0688

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34% lower than average  ($66)
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33%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
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Cheap prices but staff isn't very knowledgeable.

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Home Depot

All locations combined

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NO
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34% lower than average  ($66)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
27%
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34% lower than average  ($66)
27%
pricey no matter what

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Homestead Gardens

743 W Central Ave
Davidsonville, MD 21035410-798-5000

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3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
80%
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This is the best garden center around but it is not local to DC. A few times per year we drive to Davidsonville because this place is worth the drive....

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Hybla Valley Nursery

2801 Beacon Hill Rd
Alexandria, VA 22306703-768-1100

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NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
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5% lower than average  ($95)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO NO
5% lower than average  ($95)
38%
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Johnson's Florist & Garden Center

10313 Kensington Pkwy
Kensington, MD 20895301-946-6700

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
Price:
NO
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15% higher than average  ($115)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
54%
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15% higher than average  ($115)
54%
They are rude. Prices too high. Pretty plants, but not worth the aggravation of the supercilious staff. I would rather go to Home Depot.

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Johnson's Florist & Garden Center

5011 Olney Laytonsville Rd
Olney, MD 20832301-987-1940

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NO
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11% higher than average  ($111)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
66%
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11% higher than average  ($111)
66%
Prefer to patronize smaller local merchants over the big box stores, but nobody at Johnson's ever seems available to assist me when I go there, even...

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Lake Ridge Nursery & Garden Center

3705 Old Bridge Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22192703-590-0178

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NO
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NO
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7% higher than average  ($107)
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47%
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7% higher than average  ($107)
47%
Great quality, but prices can give you second thoughts.

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Lowe's

13000 Gateway Center Dr
Gainesville, VA 20155703-468-6000

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NO
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
30%
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24% lower than average  ($76)
30%
The Lowe's staff are perfectly friendly and try to be helpful, but they don't seem to be very well trained on plants or gardening issues. Some items are...

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Lowe's

13720 Smoketown Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22192703-586-4000

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NO
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
56%
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24% lower than average  ($76)
56%
Great prices, but no better or worse on quality than the other big box store.

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Lowe's

13856 Metrotech Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151703-376-6300

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NO
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
37%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
37%
Good selection of plants. Can get good prices if you know what your buying. Great return policy. Much better then Home Depot

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Lowe's

14300 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD 20707301-498-3466

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NO
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
38%
has everything i need to plant a garden

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Lowe's

16301 Heritage Blvd
Bowie, MD 20716301-805-8000

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NO
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
21%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
21%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lowe's

40 Market St
Gaithersburg, MD 20878301-208-0400

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NO
Price:
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than Average?
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
39%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
39%
Spring and summer plants are spread over the designated garden shop and then across the access lane and into the parking lot. Selection and quality are...

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Lowe's

45430 Dulles Crossing Plz
Sterling, VA 20166703-948-0010

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Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
44%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
44%
We looked at several places and Lowe's was the only one that had the particular bush variety we were looking for.

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Lowe's

6750 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306703-765-8011

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Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
29%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
29%
BAD plants — my list would be $130 —- left and went to Holly Wood & Vine where BETTER cost $90

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Lowe's

7500 Broken Branch Ln
Manassas, VA 20109703-361-9101

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Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
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24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
53%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
53%
Not a large variety but products are of good quality and staff is very helpful.

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Lowe's

7710 Riverdale Rd
New Carrollton, MD 20784301-918-6406

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
38%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lowe's

8755 Branch Ave
Clinton, MD 20735301-877-7790

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
15%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
15%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lowe's

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO
24% lower than average  ($76)
40%
Cannot rate overall performance as superior, but it is higher than adequate.

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

10618 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182703-759-3900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
31%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
31%
The staff were not helpful nor interested in their customers.

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

11254 Leesburg Pike
Herndon, VA 20170703-450-4240

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
37%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
37%
Great selection & prices. Checkout person could have been more friendly

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

11406 Hawkes Rd
Clarksburg, MD 20871301-353-0098

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
61%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
61%
We have been using this nursery for many years but find that the staff doesn't always know about the plants that they sell.

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

1360 E Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176703-777-1900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
32%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
32%
Decent selection. Staff could be more pleasant and knowledgeable. Leesburg location often doesn't have enough good stock to pick from.

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

15930 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866301-384-3730

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
50%
I'd love to have a Nursery like this in Howard County, but this isn't too far a drive. Always my go-to in Spring.

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

43054 John Mosby Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20152703-542-2300

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
44%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
44%
Buyer BEWARE! Ordered over $1,000 dollars of materials including 90 bags of mulch. When you pay for delivery it means DUMP! 90 bags were literally dumped...

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

4808 Backlick Rd
Annandale, VA 22003703-941-5656

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
38%
For the most part, their products are overpriced and don't always have the results I am looking for whether annuals, perennials, etc. Don't...

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

5074 Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA 20187540-341-0020

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
47%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
47%
Staff are always pleasant and willing to help. They typically have a good variety of plants. Plants on sale are often root bound, but do well when planted/watered/etc.

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

6461 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042703-538-3100

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
38%
If you want a garden center with superior service, and good prices, this is the place to visit. The big box store garden centers don't quite cut...

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

8677 Plant Pl
Manassas, VA 20112703-361-4769

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
68%
Great selection of plants, trees and herbs as well as decortaive things and supplies for your gardening needs

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Meadows Farms Nurseries

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
44%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
44%
Hands down the best garden center in the area for quality AND price.

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Merrifield Garden Center

12101 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030703-968-9600

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
21% higher than average  ($121)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
85%
NO
21% higher than average  ($121)
85%
One of the best in quality, variety and expert advice. Always get great plants here year round

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Merrifield Garden Center

6895 Wellington Rd
Manassas, VA 20156703-368-1919

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
21% higher than average  ($121)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
85%
NO
21% higher than average  ($121)
85%
Products are great, but a bit overpriced.

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Merrifield Garden Center

8132 Lee Hwy
Merrifield, VA 22042703-560-6222

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
21% higher than average  ($121)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
80%
NO
21% higher than average  ($121)
80%
One of the best in quality, variety and expert advice. Always get great plants here year round

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Merrifield Garden Center

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
21% higher than average  ($121)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
83%
NO
21% higher than average  ($121)
83%
They’re the best in Northern Virginia. Been going here for years, for products, advice and Landscaping design.

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Nalls Produce

7310 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22315703-971-4068

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
6% higher than average  ($106)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
77%
NO
6% higher than average  ($106)
77%
Bought different vegetable plants at Nalls. On average, they produced much more produce then vegetable plants purchased at Merrifield Gardens and Home...

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Nature by Design

300 Calvert Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301703-683-4769

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO**
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
No Data
Ratings for Overall Quality:
85%
NO** No Data
85%
Nature By Design specializes in native plants. Randee Wilson and his staff are very knowledgeable and helpful in selecting the right plant for the right...

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Patuxent Nursery

2410 N Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716301-218-4769

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO
12% lower than average  ($88)
68%
Very nice local nursery. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Nice selection of plants and vegetables.

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Potomac Garden Center

12024 Darnestown Rd
North Potomac, MD 20878301-948-8890

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
69%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
69%
I trusted Potomac Garden Center enough to purchase and have them plant multiple shrubs and trees. I started to notice some of the shrubs in year one...

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River Hill Garden Center

12165 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029410-531-3303

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO**
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
No Data
Ratings for Overall Quality:
75%
NO** No Data
75%
River Hill has not operated for several years.

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Roozen Nursery & Garden Centers

8009 Allentown Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744301-248-2500

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
24% lower than average  ($76)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
86%
24% lower than average  ($76)
86%
The best garden center in the Washington DC area. Great advice, great products and superior service.

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Seasons Nursery

8135 Snouffer School Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879301-990-6689

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
7% lower than average  ($93)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
67%
NO NO
7% lower than average  ($93)
67%
I don’t understand why so many people like this place. It has an uninteresting selection for sale that includes non-native invasive plants. Friendly...

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Silverbrook Nursery & Landscaping

8408 Monacan Rd
Lorton, VA 22079703-690-1231

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
2% higher than average  ($102)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
75%
NO
2% higher than average  ($102)
75%
Last year their hanging baskets were beautiful all summer. This year they are awful.

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Southern States

9751 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110703-368-2165

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
14% lower than average  ($86)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
59%
NO
14% lower than average  ($86)
59%
I like to buy my gardening/turf amendments here because they carry a large selection of Espoma organic products. Prices are better than Merrifield Garden...

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Stadler Nurseries

10200 Stadler Pl
Bristow, VA 20136703-257-2800

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
10% higher than average  ($110)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
90%
NO
10% higher than average  ($110)
90%
Have bought several trees and also shrubs. Delivery was on time; helpful in selecting plants.

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Stadler Nurseries

6815 Rte 108
Laytonsville, MD 20882301-944-1190

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
13% higher than average  ($113)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
81%
NO
13% higher than average  ($113)
81%
We have been going to Stadler's for years and have purchased several plants from them. They have healthy stock and a knowledgeable staff that will...

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Sun Nurseries

14790 Bushy Park Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797301-854-6107

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
20% lower than average  ($80)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
88%
20% lower than average  ($80)
88%
I find the prices are very reasonable and the selection is extensive. If you are looking for something special, just ask. They are very helpful and...

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Susanna Farm Nursery

17700 White Ground Rd
Boyds, MD 20841301-972-7513

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO**
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
No Data
Ratings for Overall Quality:
100%
NO** No Data
100%
Incredible nursery. Owner is very knowledgeable and very willing to help. Prices might be a bit higher than competitors, but can't beat the service...

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