In a flawed attempt at garden maintenance, amateurs often construct a scarebee to deter pesky pollinators from cross-contaminating precious thoroughbred plants. Experience an expertly cultivated garden with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of merchandise at English Gardens, with locations in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, and a patio shop at the Village of Rochester Hills.
Since 1954, the friendly, chlorophyll-savvy staff at English Gardens has catered to green-thumbed folk of every shade by stocking fresh plants and flowers, garden gear, and landscaping supplies. English Gardens’ stocked shelves feature vibrant perennials for both shade and sun (starting at $0.99), as well as annuals such as pansies (starting at $0.99). Rose plants will bring their sweet smells to a blossoming garden (starting at $19.94), and a multicolored panoply of flowering shrubs can bring differing hues to larger spaces. Plant wranglers who prefer to eat their flora can peruse the vegetable plant section (starting at $1.99 for four plants).
English Gardens' commitment to customer service permeates every realm of the family-owned business. Green thumbs can chat with a friendly staff member if they have any questions or ask the experts online for any inquiry they don’t feel comfortable asking in public, such as the ideal plant for a monument to ABC’s TGIF lineup.
English Gardens began as a single, family-owned nursery in 1954, and has since blossomed into a full-service landscaping and garden center with multiple locations, all owned and operated by second-generation family members. Each location facilitates both indoor and outdoor gardening projects. The florist department brings the outdoor flourish inside by arranging fresh-cut floral bouquets and gift baskets for all manner of occasions. Workshops and in-store presentations also allow the green-thumbed experts to impart advice on common gardening and decorating topics such as building a kitchen herb garden or housetraining a dogwood tree. During the summer season, English Gardens holds a summer planting sale as well as weekly in-store gardening tutorials every Saturday.