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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 98 years. As a visitor to Willson’s Garden Center, you will receive the best customer service from our knowledgeable staff as you browse a varitiy of annuals, trees, and shrubs 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.

Can we send you something?

Hydrangeas have become a Northern Michigan garden staple in the past few years and for good reason. Their plentiful summer blossoms brighten any landscape and they are hardy enough to survive our blistering cold winters.

In response to their rise in popularity, we have not only expanded the varieties we offer but also become experts in the craft of growing beautiful bushes and we wanted to share this knowledge with you.

To do so we've condensed our 100 years of gardening experience into an easy to read 24-page Hydrangea Planting Guide and we'd love to send it to you! It's ready for you to download right now. Simply fill in your email address in the box below and we'll send the guide straight to your inbox.


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

8 months 1 week ago

It's been a great season so far thanks to all of you, our wonderful customers. Hopefully your gardens are thriving as we head into summer. We are taking a break from Facebook, so if you would like to receive occasional updates on garden center news, you can sign up for our email newsletter (and get our free hydrangea care e book) on our website www.willsonsgardencenter.com. We are still available through email and messenger for questions. And of course, you can visit us Monday through Saturday.

Free Hydrangea Guide!

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