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
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.
Garden Gate Florist & Gifts
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
This local greenhouse is open May and June and is home of Constant Color Perennials and over 250+ varieties of flowers and garden essentials.
Centralia Estates Bed and Breakfast
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
Great selection of garden items, tropical plants, gifts, and a full-service florist.
Ayer Market and Greenhouse
Large selection of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, berries, fruits, and flowers. Also home to over 100 varieties of tomatoes.