5 Places to Buy Plants if You Live in Mississauga
Developing an exceptional aptitude for growing plants takes time and skill. If, like me, you’re guilty of committing houseplant homicide on the regular … to the point where people ask you to stop attempting to care for a pot of soil because you’re clearly struggling with adulting … you’ll be happy to know you can show your fondness of all things green by gifting others with the task of watering and rotating things to ensure they receive adequate sunlight. For the green thumbs in your life, here are five places to buy plants if you live in Mississauga.
5. Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga plant sale
This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the parking lot at Carmen Corbasson Community Centre. It’s a fundraiser for the Cloverleaf Garden club. Plants are grown locally by members and friends of the club and you’ll find a selection of herbs and vegetables, groundcovers, shrubs, bleeding hearts, columbine, daisies, sweet william, black eyed susan, ferns, and hostas. Get there early because the plants you don’t find everyday will sell out quickly. Prices are affordable for everyone, and a decent share of your garden can easily come from this sale.
Address: 1399 Cawthra Rd. (near Lakeshore Rd. E.)
4. Credit Valley Horticultural Society plant sale
Select perennials, annuals, choice shrubs, colour for shade and sun as well as fabulous foliage are available at this annual event. This year’s sale is taking place on Saturday, May 20 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School in the northwest parking lot from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Go early for the best selection and remember to take cash. This event is rain or shine. Plant donations are being accepted. Send an e-mail to creditvalleyhort [at] gmail [dot] com or phone 905-582-5085 for details.
Address: 2800 Erin Centre Blvd. (near Erin Mills Town Centre)
3. Terra Greenhouses
This Britannia Rd. greenhouse (right by Piper’s Heath) has been the go-to spot for northwest Mississauga folks for years. People who live in Churchill Meadows, Meadowvale, Lisgar, Streetsville and Erin Mills already know what’s upl … With everything from outdoor geranium baskets to herbs to rain chains to patio furniture, Terra also offers Coach's Concepts garden plans to help design your weekend projects. Bring your coffee, take a stroll and get some ideas … It’s a great place to inspire your backyard oasis.
Address:12800 Britannia Rd. (just west of Trafalgar Rd.)
2. Sheridan Nurseries
Plants and flowers for the adults, playground and turtle pond for the kids. This 24,000 sq. ft. covered outdoor shopping area, has a large selection of annuals, perennials, and specialty plants. There’s five acres of outdoor plant material with more than 600 varieties of hardy nursery stock and a huge selection of large landscape-size trees and evergreens. Sheridan’s 7,000 sq. ft. greenhouse, with over 200 varieties of flowering and tropical house plants, complete with a fully landscaped indoor waterfall. It’s open year-round and only closes on New Year’s Day, Family Day and Christmas Day.
Address: 606 Southdown Rd. (south of the Clarkson GO station)
1. The Apple Market
South Mississauga residents swear by the hanging baskets at this small business on Camilla Rd. It opened in 1972 and is one of the few family-run fruit markets left in the city. While potted plants and cut flowers are offered year-round, the garden centre offers high-quality annual and perennial bedding plants, assorted pre-planted window boxes and containers. You’ll find a variety of items from pansies to hostas. There’s also a gigantic selection of vegetable plants, including tomatoes in every shape, size, and colour you can imagine.
Address: 2281 Camilla Rd. (Queensway E., east of Hurontario St.)