Home & Garden in The Villages

Select Local Merchants

The crisp scent of Robin Blue and native cedars and Carolina Sapphire evergreens wafts through the grounds of Red Barn U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm & Christmas Store. Visitors to the farm peruse the trees in search of the perfect specimen, and then take part in a time-honored holiday tradition of chopping it down. Customers can also head indoors to a 500-square-foot holiday store stocked with artificial trees, gift-wrapping supplies, ornaments, and lights.

12121 SE US Highway 441
Belleview,
FL
US

The staff of Dr. Snooze has transformed the process of selecting the perfect mattress into a science. A pressure-imaging pad is placed between a customer and their potential mattress, creating a map of pressure points on a computer screen and suggesting whether or not the mattress would be a comfortable fit. Patrons can use this technology to narrow down their options in a storeroom cushioned with models by Simmons, Laura Ashley, and King Koil. The inventory includes all sizes—including extra-large lengths for hibernating ogres—and plush infrastructures boast everything from innerspring to memory foam. A selection of bedding and furniture for adults and kids completes bedroom makeovers.

The entirely local staff members are committed to keeping their neighbors happy, so they will match any competitor's lower price within 30 days of purchase. Once buyers choose a mattress, white-glove delivery service ensures the pristine condition of items and includes haul away of old mattresses or an unwelcome Sandman if needed.

11100 SW 93rd Court Rd
Ocala,
FL
US

Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.

17280 U.S. 441
Mount Dora,
FL
US

Knox Nursery, Inc. started in 1962 on the Knox family's porch. Although the family-run nursery has grown to encompass more than 23 acres since then, the second-generation owners haven’t forgotten their humble beginnings, still emphasizing the down-home customer service that made the business what it is today. They and their staff lovingly harnesses the Floridian sunshine to produce plugs and liners, cultivating more than 5,000 plant varieties ranging in size from young ones destined for greenhouses to 4-inchers perfect for landscaping.

At the retail center, staffers stand ready to help green-thumbed shoppers to navigate the selection of annuals and perennials or pick out shrubs to block views of money-filled swimming pools from jealous neighbors. Palms, trees, and vegetables await their chance to fill out gardens or finish landscapes.

940 Avalon Rd
Winter Garden,
FL
US

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Established: 2008

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

3063 Enterprise Road
De Bary,
FL
US

Technicians wield scrolls of premium tints and Custom Tint’s three decades of expertise as they deflect heat and sunbeams from windowpanes. Armed with standard, high-performance, and ceramic tints from Global Window Films, staffers trim the UV-blocking film to fit individual windows in cars as well as homes and offices, preventing heat from rendering interiors uncomfortable or sunlight from fading treasured Bayeux Tapestries. Custom Tint bolsters its work with limited and lifetime warranties with national coverage.

1183 East Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs,
FL
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