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.

Now Hiring!

We are hiring!  Stop by to pick up an application or download one here.  When you fill it out, drop it off and meet our hiring manager.  We are looking for individuals who are willing to work hard, be energetic, and pleasant. Love plants & people? You'll fit right in!

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 day before Mother's Day, we give away more than 20 dozen bows on the baskets and planters folks buy as gifts. The art of bow-making has been taught to each generation of employees, and starts early in the winter. Happy Mother's Day to moms and those whose sacrifice and care has helped shape the next generation.

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