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Springtime Garden Stops in ILLINOISouth

Spring is in full bloom here in Southern Illinois and we are ready to showcase some of our best greenhouses, gardens, markets and more. We have compiled a list of the best places to enjoy the season and grab some plants and flowers to bring spring and some ILLINOISouth home with you.


Eckert’s Country Store and Farms 
Belleville, Illinois
Not only is Eckert’s home to the largest pick-your-own orchard in the U.S., but they also have an extensive greenhouse ready for you to pick and take home your wares.

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Garden Gate Florist & Gifts, Percy

Garden Gate Florist & Gifts 
Percy, Illinois
Great variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas. Online ordering available.

Garden Gate Tea Room 
Granite City, Illinois
This eclectic tea room has a rich history of gardening and cooking. Stop by the historic stone cottage to enjoy a meal, a cup of tea and a gorgeous garden.


Beyond the Garden Gate 
Breese, Illinois
This local greenhouse is open May and June and is home of Constant Color Perennials and over 250+ varieties of flowers and garden essentials.

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Nokomis Gift & Garden Shop & Greenhouses

Centralia Estates Bed and Breakfast
Centralia, Illinois
Enjoy a comfortable nights stay and a breathtaking garden area. Sit in the shade of the large spreading magnolia tree or listen to the carillon bells in the distance while you take in the fragrances and beautiful colors of the flowers and herbs on the property.

Dutch Prairie Mennonite Shops 
Near Vandalia, Illinois
Just 13 miles southeast of Vandalia there is a row of businesses ran by the local Mennonite families. One of the stores is a greenhouse featuring a large selection of plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

Nokomis Gift and Garden
Nokomis, Illinois
Great selection of garden items, tropical plants, gifts, and a full-service florist.


Ayer Market and Greenhouse 
Keenes, Illinois
Large selection of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, berries, fruits, and flowers. Also home to over 100 varieties of tomatoes.

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