Those of us in the Ottawa area are a bit nervous to believe that, perhaps maybe, just maybe…..Spring is actually here?! With temperatures rising (slowly but surely) it is time to get gardening! There are lot’s of great Garden Centres to choose from in and around Almonte and Carleton Place that are open and ready for all of you green thumbs! Here are a few options:

Ramsay Creek- Gardening simplified (900B Ramsay Concession 7A, Carleton Place, Ontario)
This garden centre has annuals, perennials containers, fruits and vegetables, hanging baskets and they are open and ready for business! Explore some of their inventory at

Whitehouse Perennials (594 Rae Road, Almonte, Ontario)
This great Garden centre has been open since 1987! Their huge, and continuously expanding, plant selection is more than just perennials! In addition to their 400 kinds of hostas, they also have grasses shrubs and vines, to name a few.

For now, they are encouraging online orders but they are also open to in person visits during their normal business hours.

Carleton Place Nursery (7164 County Road 29, Carleton Place, Ontario)
In business since 1988 this Nursery is a local favourite. They offer annuals, perennials, shrubs and lot’s of gardening products, along with gardening lifestyle products that are sure to meet any Gardener’s needs! If they haven’t grown the plant you are purchasing, rest assured it has been carefully sourced from another reputable grower.

For now, they are open for online orders but they are currently in the process of re-opening to the public. Check out their website for the most up to date information.

Brantim Country Garden Centre (3994 Hamilton Side Road, Almonte, Ontario)
This family owned and operated garden centre are dedicated to providing you with personal and friendly customer service and are specialists in the design and maintenance of container gardens. They have a large variety of hanging baskets, herbs and perennials.

Where do you go to get all of your gardening needs?