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Where to Buy Local for the Garden in DSM

2021 Gardening Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for gardeners, so check out the featured items below for where to shop for all your gardening needs.

Engage + Explore

Downtown Farmers’ Market

Featured Item: Packaged Food from Local Vendors
Description: The scaled-back Downtown Farmers’ Market returns Saturday, May 1 and will provide only fresh produce and farm and artisan packaged food from local vendors in a safe, socially distanced way.

Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch

Featured Item: Tickets to Summer Events
Description: Howell’s holds a variety of events throughout the spring and summer, including Baby Goat Cuddling, Bottle Feedings, Goat Yoga, Spring Craft + Vendor Market and the Flower Festival + Vendor Market (Featuring Sunflowers)

Find a list of Member attractions and events here.

Flowers + Plants

Canoyer Garden Center (Locations in Ankeny and Grimes)

Featured Item: Hanging Floral Baskets
Description: Find hanging baskets for a variety of flowers.

Groth’s Greenhouses

Featured Item: Perennials for Container Gardening
Description: Groth’s grows a variety of hard-to-find perennials for container gardening.

Wright Outdoor Solutions

Featured Item: Mulch
Description: Keep your plants healthy and weed-free with mulch from Wright Outdoor Solutions.

Garden Tools + Decor

Ace Hardware

Featured Item: Wheelbarrow
Description: Ace Hardware has a variety of wheelbarrows for your garden needs. Ace Hardware has several locations in DSM, including: Altoona, Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston and West Des Moines.


Featured Item: Pergola Design
Description: Add something extra to your outdoor space by requesting a complimentary design consultation for a pergola constructed with wood, PVC, vinyl, composite decking or aluminum.

Boot Barn

Featured Item: Sod Buster Garden Shoes
Description: These waterproof boots are easy to pull on and off thanks to sturdy pull tabs.

Harvey’s Greenhouse

Featured Item: Garden Planner
Description: For just $5, the Harvey’s Greenhouse garden planning tool tells you how to space seeds and what depth to plant them.


Featured Item: Adirondack Outdoor Glider Loveseat
Description: An outdoor glider loveseat is a perfect addition to the backyard so you can enjoy the views of your garden in comfort.

Pageturners Bookstore

Featured Item: Gardening Books
Description: Find gardening books at Pageturners Bookstore in Indianola.

Find a complete list of Member businesses here.

Learn more about buying local by visiting dsmpartnership.com/buylocal and make sure to use #DSMlocal when posting about your local products, services or purchases on social media.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.