Buying trees isn’t something you should just do on a whim – in fact, it should be something that you put a lot of time and effort into planning, plotting, and researching. You are making a commitment that could last for many, many years if you play your cards right. These are the best places to look in the Indianapolis area, some might be a bit of a drive for you, but they are worth it:
K & S Farms
If you are looking for small or ornamental trees to highlight the beauty of your home and landscaping, K & S Farms has a great reputation of providing them. Their trees are meticulously cared for and are some of the highest quality you can find. If you are looking for an immediate punch, they even sell large trees! Make sure to look around and see all of the wonderful options that they have, and talk to their staff about where to go from here. As an added bonus, they also give back by hosting field trips for schools!
Dammann’s Lawn & Garden Center
With three easy to find locations, Dammann’s Lawn & Garden Center has been a resource for people looking for trees, flowers, and other landscaping needs for years. The staff here is extremely knowledgeable, and the specials that they run cannot be beaten. Make sure to look through their selection of shrubs and trees as well, because you are sure to find something absolutely beautiful there. While you are at it, make sure to check out their event calendar, as they always have something going on and classes that can broaden your horizons.
If you are looking for a very specific tree – a cider apple tree – than Hostetler Farms is the ideal place to look. They have perfected the art of growing these trees (and making things with the apples).
There are over 60 kinds of cider apple trees to pick from, and they will be able to help you figure out which one is best for you. However, a word of warning: these trees tend to sell out very, very quickly, so you will want to order ahead of time so that you have your pick.
Affordable Trees, LLC.
With a name like that, people seeking a deal for trees must be looking in the right place, right? The price, of course, will depend on things like size, type, quality, and even delivery methods. The workers here are very familiar with the different types of trees and the local area, so they can definitely recommend what will be best for ornamental trees, shade trees, flowering trees, and evergreens. But that’s what you get with over 50 years of experience!
This is a name you know and trust for just about everything in your life (and in your yard), so you know that you can trust it with your trees as well. While most of the trees you find here will be the small ornamental trees and shrubs, you can also find a ton of stuff to take care of the bigger trees in your yard. They also have a healthy selection of fruit trees that will provide you with fresh fruits – and the people who can tell you about the best places to plant them. Sullivan Hardware is a great way to pick up a tree – and other necessities to life – without going out of your way.
Rosie’s Gardens and Hughes Landscape
Everything is coming up Rosie’s…Gardens and Hughes Landscape! With over twelve acres of trees and plenty of other things to make your gardens beautiful, Rosie’s has been a great attraction to people from all over the state. A lot of the trees are grown, so all you really have to do is plop them into the ground and get instant beauty. Rosie’s also offers a lot in the way of knowledge about birds, if that is one of your concerns when planting trees. A word of warning: this isn’t the place to go if you don’t want to absolutely fall in love with everything you see.
The Garden Center
With over 150 years of experience, The Garden Center truly lives up to what it calls itself – a center of all things gardening. The people working here are experienced gardeners that can help you in all aspects of your outdoor care, including trees. However, they also have a ton of other stuff like windchimes, hanging baskets, holiday decorations, and even rare flowers. The shrubs are exquisite from here, especially those that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. If you’ve searched everywhere else and couldn’t find it – you should go here!
Andrea’s Garden Center Inc
Andrea’s Garden Center Inc. is a small business that offers a nice selection of trees and flowers that is constantly
changing and evolving. They also have different types of mulch that will change the way your garden grows and looks. Andrea’s is also a great place to go if you are just starting to think about how you would like the outside of your home to look. They can be a big help when it comes to laying out your garden according to where the sun hits your home, how your family lives, and your expectations.
If you are looking for charm, Allisonville Nursery is definitely the place to look – you will find just about everything that makes your heart soar when it comes to outdoor design and tree planting.
While the selection isn’t as varied as some of the other options on the list, you are going to get some of the highest quality trees and shrubs that will last you for a very long time. Even more, there is stuff here that will suit every personality. These people are pros at what the sell, and they wouldn’t sell it if they didn’t know what they were talking about.
Do you have a tree in mind, but aren’t sure if it is going to work in your yard? Do you have a tree in mind but aren’t sure where in the world you are going to get it from? Altum’s probably has that tree. They have trees from tiny little saplings that you can grow and love to trees that are already over 10 feet tall and you just have to park them and go.
This is a family that loves trees and would do anything to see more trees growing in Indiana and worldwide – so you know they have that passion to get you the one you’ll want to keep.
Salsbery Garden Center
If you are look for a nice little family owned center that has all of the charm you could want, Salsbery Garden Center
has all of that, and deals on top of it! They carry quite a few types of trees and shrubs, and usually will have a GREAT sale on them, especially near the end of the year. They also have decorative stone, mulch, and other plants that will ensure your new tree has tons of friends.
The best part? If you have a tree that you’ve seen around and you absolutely love, Salbery excels at figuring out what that tree is and getting it to you.
Geist Nursery is another one of those huge centers where you can find a little bit of everything that you need. Not only are the knowledgeable about regular trees, they also have a lot of knowledge about fruit trees and vegetable plants for people trying to live a more organic lifestyle. This is a fun place to walk around, but beware that you are going to spend quite a few hours here.
If you are looking for something specific, make sure to check out their website, because they are always updating it with new things that they have.
Paradise Landscape & Nursery
If you are looking to create a paradise of your own, Paradise Landscape & Nursery is definitely one of the best places to look.
These aren’t people who are going to mess around with decorations (though there are some) or making everything look extra special. In fact, they are almost completely dedicated to ensuring that your trees, plants, and shrubs are of the utmost quality. They work with a ton of people who like professional results and want hardy plants.
No list would be complete without talking about Hobbs Nurseries. They have been important players for anyone looking to landscape their yard in Indiana for two centuries. Hobbs Nurseries have some of the hardest to find plants, trees, and other landscaping items that you will ever come across, and they have it in fantastic quality.
Shemin Landscape Supply
If you are looking to pick up quite a few trees for your next landscaping project, Shemin Landscape Supply is a great place to start your search. They specialize in wholesale tress and plants, which means that you do have to have a pretty big area to fill, or you have friends that also want trees. However, they are extremely helpful and do a great job at providing you with things to think about and useful tips for tree care.
This company also does a TON of great stuff for the community and the country – so we definitely saved some of the best for last!
Trees are one of the most beautiful things that you can do for your yard. No matter what you are looking to do or what kind of tree you are looking to plant, you will be able to find it somewhere in Indianapolis. Once you find that great tree, you should always make sure that it is well taken care of – especially if you put in a lot of work to find it. That’s where we come in – we can help you keep that tree beautiful, nurse it back to health, and ward off anything that could harm it.
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