Established in 1921, Willson's Garden Center is a fifth generation garden center located in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan. The Willson family has provided the highest quality plants for your home and garden for over 96 years. As a visitor to Willson's Garden Center, you will receive the best customer service from our knowledgeable staff as you browse varieties specifically chosen to beautify your Northern Michigan home for a season or a lifetime. Come experience a Northern Michigan family tradition today!

Our Offerings

Premium Annuals

We are a Proven Winner’s certified greenhouse and carry a full line-up of premium annuals ready to beautify your porch, patio, or plantings.

Veggies and Herbs

Looking to plant a tasty summer garden? We’ve got all the varieties to help you conjure up amazing fresh flavors this summer.

Trees and Shrubs

From humble hostas to spectacular hydrangeas our nursery is stocked with hardy varieties ready to beautify your Northern Michigan home.

Seeds & Bulbs

Planting Fall bulbs will reward you with beautiful spring flowers. And our full line of Burpee seeds will help you create the perfect summer garden.


Our perennials are selected to be sturdy and reliable in your Northern Michigan garden. We grow them on site for a seamless transition from our pots to your garden.

Hard Goods

Every good garden is built on a foundation of good soils. We carry premium potting soil and the best fertilizers as well as many decorative pots and garden features for that finishing touch to your garden.

Summer Hydrangeas

Everyone's favorite summer flowering shrub, Hydrangeas offer an amazing display of colorful blooms as the summer months start to heat up. Begining in July or August and usually blooming through September or until the weather starts to turn cold again, these beautiful flowering shrubs have become popular in Northern Michigan gardens and for good reason too. 

Their full colorful blossoms can add a pop of color to an area, make a perfect statement planting or even a beautiful hedge to soften up those hard edges in your landscaping!  Stop by today and we'll help you select the perfect Hydrangea for your garden so you can have beautiful blooms for summers to come!

Garden Center

We're often asked how we keep our plants and flowers looking so beautiful. Check out some advice from our growers.


Willson's Garden Center

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The primrose are blooming! Come take a walk in our greenhouses and smell spring.

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