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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 will provide only fresh produce and farm and artisan packaged food from local vendors in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). This year's Market will be back in action every Saturday, May 4 through Oct. 26!

Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch

Featured Item: Tickets to Summer Events
Description: Howell’s in Cumming 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, or visit the Glasshouse Market for home decor and accents for your garden. Canoyer opens for the season on Friday, March 1.

Groth’s Greenhouses

Featured Item: Perennials for Container Gardening
Description: In Winterset, Groth’s grows a variety of hard-to-find perennials for container gardening. Groth's opens for the season on Friday, April 19.

Piney Ridge Greenhouse

Featured Item: Succulents
Description: Piney Ridge in Johnston has more than 75 varieties of succulents to choose from, and did you know they grow more than 50 kinds of peppers that are perfect for backyard grilling? Check out these and other offerings this spring. Piney Ridge opens for the season on Monday, April 1!

Wright Outdoor Solutions

Featured Item: Mulch
Description: Keep your plants healthy and weed-free with mulch from Wright Outdoor Solutions. Wright Outdoor Solutions, located in West Des Moines, is also available for plant design, plant rentals, seasonal container gardens and more.

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 across the region in DSM.


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.

Harvey’s Greenhouse

Featured Item: Garden Planner
Description: This Harvey’s Greenhouse garden planning tool tells you how to space seeds and what depth to plant them. Visit the Adel greenhouse for this and other gardening items.


Featured Item: Adirondack Chairs
Description: An outdoor Adirondack chair is a perfect addition to the backyard so you can enjoy the views of your garden in comfort. Check out Homemakers in Urbandale.

Pageturners Bookstore

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

Shoe Sensation

Featured Item: Rubber Boots
Description: These waterproof boots are easy to pull on and off when working in the garden this spring. Find them at the Indianola location on North Jefferson Way. 

The Learning Post

Featured Item: Garden-Themed Books and Toys
Description: From a National Geographic™ Flower Growing Kit to a rooftop garden 500-piece puzzle, The Learning Post in Urbandale has a collection of garden-themed items for the kids to enjoy.

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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 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.