The Green Pages: Baker's Acres Greenhouse and Garden Center (Local Garden Centers)

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Website: http://bakersacresgreenhouse.c...
E-Mail: Contact them
Phone: 740.924.6525 or 800.934.6525
Physical address: 3388 Castle Rd
Alexandria, OH 43001

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Baker's Acres Greenhouse is a mandatory annual excursion for us. It's only 20 miles, so we would go more often but we always overspend our plans. And gladly so 😄 or we wouldn't go at all! Gardeners come by busloads from far and away, it's that kind of place! When the Perennial Plant Association meeting was in town, they toured. So, it's a don't-miss.

We love the perennials selection. Lots of unusual sun and shade choices, some old standards plus the latest introductions and award winners.

They have an extensive selection of herbs and vegetables. In very early spring they may have seed potatoes and onion sets, plus barerroot strawberries and asparagus.

The coleus selection is unique thanks to Chris's breeding efforts. Some of their names reflect his quirky, unique sense of humor which also enlivens the catalog.

They also have an unusually large selection of indoor Begonias because of a staff person's interest.

It's THE place to get a great selection of "thrillers, spillers, and fillers" for planters and baskets. Plus they have preplanted ones. Their production of flats of standard annuals is fairly limited and often rapidly depleted, we find those elsewhere.

Staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful. And yes the restroom is a destination thanks to the biannual themed redecorating, with a humorous slant.

We generally come away with a gratifying selection of "some of everything". They now have an online catalog which can help you plan ahead but you may find some offlist offerings too when you are there. Highly recommended!!

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Amazing selection. A lot of stuff you will find nowhere else in central Ohio. Good prices. Helpful staff. I have purchased mainly tropicals and perennials here, but they have a lot of vegetables too.

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This is THE place for wonderful perennials, alpines, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables, annuals, and tropicals in Central Ohio. They grow many of their own plants, and they have many display gardens so you can see the plants growing. They do not offer mail order, but people come from all over Ohio because of the wonderful selection and quality that Baker's offers. I am so lucky to live so close! Chris Baker is also known for breeding coleus. Baker's is always clean and neat, and the staff is always friendly and available to help.

If you visit, be sure to make a trip to the rest room. Each year it is decorated differently and is quite a treat! Really! And be sure to pick up a copy of the catalog, or check it out online. It is full of - well - you just need to check it out to see.
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Part of the perennial areaThumb of 2014-05-21/daylily/545a35

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