Preparing your garden for winter is the best way to keep Santa's elves from setting up a shantytown in the vegetable patch. Stave off unsettling seasonal invasions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of plants and merchandise at Garden Gate Nursery in Hartland.
At Garden Gate Nursery, green-seeking people amble through a sunny garden selecting trees, shrubs, perennials, and gardening merchandise to accent their gardens and homes. Although the prices and greenery often vary depending on availability, stacked shelves sprout with large assortments of growable goods, such as bags of colorful tulips from Dutch Bulbs ($19.99/bag of 25 bulbs), which illuminate gardens with colors as vivid as the dreams stored in Walt Disney's cryogenically frozen brain. A variety of vibrantly colored Outdoor Pour and Store Watering Cans ($29.99/8 L) keep the science of nurturing baby bloomers both fashionable and accurate, adorned with secure grips and measurement markings. Ten-inch glass-blown, mirror-finished gazing globes ($24.99) pepper gardens with contemplative orbs that offer reflections on life, beauty, and the bird about to land on your head. The full-service garden centers stocks an array of seasonal and annual plants alongside gardening tools, decorative lawn and garden art, and giftware.
Garden Gate Nursery
After studying genetics at UW–Madison’s College of Agriculture, Gwen Condon opened a garden and landscaping center in the hopes of making local exteriors more beautiful and fashionable. Gwen began traveling to shows in Germany, England, and Italy in search of gifts and garden accessories. Her shop quickly grew into an inspirational garden, where customers wander paths lined with seasonal plants, from spring flowers to fall mums to winter killer tomatoes. The knowledgeable staff makes sure to clearly label each plant with lighting and water requirements.
Additionally, customers can show photography of their yards to Garden Gate Nursery staff to get tips on plants, shrubs, or trees that would thrive there. The garden tamers’ most popular service is what they call the “Please Come Stand in My Yard” consultation, a house call in which they scope yards and inspect any problem areas before sharing their ideas and recommendations.
N48 W30756 Hill St.
Hartland, Wisconsin 53029Get Directions