Without trees to generate oxygen, humans would have to retrieve it from scuba tanks and the minty breath of local supermen. Keep the air alive with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of plants, trees, landscaping tools, and décor at Merrifield Garden Center. This Groupon is valid at locations in Merrifield, Fairfax, and Gainesville.
Merrifield Garden Center's expert landscapers and horticulturists purvey thousands of plants, trees, shrubs, bulbs, and other fecund selections for festooning yards and gardens. Offerings such as chrysanthemums, pansies, and asters usher autumnal shades into the garden, while tulips and other Dutch bulbs ($9+ for 10) help fill in flower beds and preemptively cover over next spring's Chia Pet bald spots. Gardeners tempted to take a green marker to their lawns can opt to sow custom-blended grass-seed varieties ($5.99+). Merrifield staff members avail themselves at the plant clinic, diagnosing plant problems and answering questions, such as how to fortify gardens against invading hordes of gnomes.
Merrifield Garden Center
Each of Merrifield Garden Center’s three locations overflows with thousands of plants throughout the year, encompassing such variety that a reporter for CNN’s Eatocracy claimed “I might as well endorse my paychecks straight to them…because I always want to grow what they've got.” Knowledgeable garden experts, 25 of whom have been with Merrifield for 25 years or more, guide customers through row upon row of flowers, trees, shrubs, and other plants, or help them sort through an extensive selection of bulbs and seeds. Visitors may also bump into the founders themselves, or their children and other family members, 38 of whom still work at the thriving business that started 40 years ago. Merrifield doesn’t just proliferate plants, however; amenities such as cafes in Gainesville and Merrifield and a dog park in Gainesville make each garden center into a leisure destination as well. Three of its garden gurus run an hourlong TV show that's been going for more than two decades, and other staff publish gardening advice on the website and Facebook. The staff also work to protect the environment with a variety of eco-friendly initiatives. Besides stocking native plants and water-saving devices for their customers, they also compost more than 20,000 tons of soil and 25,000 cubic yards of brush left over from their comprehensive landscaping services every year. The Gainesville location also gathers old concrete, metal appliances, and rusted Optimus Primes for recycling free of charge.
8132 Lee Hwy.
Merrifield, Virginia 22116Get Directions