Like an eccentric uncle, the holidays often sneak up on people and leave tinsel wherever they go. Deck the halls with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of trees and holiday decorations at Garden World's locations in Flushing and Franklin Square.
For more than 50 years, Garden World's expansive greenhouse, nursery, and garden shops have helped gussy up homes' exteriors and interiors with Christmas cheer and seasonal decorations. Customers bolster endangered LED forests with freshly cut Christmas trees (starting at $27.99). Festive tannenbaums dressed in clear or multi-colored light sets ($3.99) twinkle in picture windows on chilly evenings, while pointsettias ($4.99) maintain yuletide atmosphere in other areas of the house. Fresh, decorated wreaths ($20+) can double as a shimmering life preservers in the event reindeer can't pilot cruise ships as effectively as sleighs.
Recently merged with Kell Brothers, another leader in the Garden Industry, Garden World's two locations each have a greenhouse and outdoor nursery with a wide variety of thriving plant life, including trees ranging from a four-inch rock-garden evergreen to a 2.5-inch caliper specimen tree. Indoors, a garden shop offers essential items for installing or maintaining a garden. Here you can find tools for planting tulips or digging up your first bank account. For holidays, special occasions, or corporate events, Garden World’s staff can assemble seasonal bouquets, office decorations, and other greenery-rich gifts. The shop also carries indoor plants, silk flower arrangements, and other home-décor items.