Best Garden/Nursery Store (IL)

2013-05-19T00:00:00Z 2013-05-20T17:57:04Z Best Garden/Nursery Store (IL) nwitimes.com
May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Alsip Nursery

20601 S. LaGrange Road

Frankfort, Ill.

815.469.1044

10255 Wicker Ave.

St. John, Ind.

219.365.0882

alsipnursery.com

Since 1969, Alsip Nursery in Frankfort has been providing customers a large selection of grills, flowers and trees, and gardening necessities.

The store is located on about 10 acres, and employs more than 150 people during the peak summer season, said co-owner Richard Christakes.

The company has a 140,000 square foot greenhouse in LaPorte, Ind., where it grows 90 percent of the flowering annuals the company sells.

With a second location in St. John, Ind., Alsip Nursery employs full-time landscape designers and have 3-dimensional landscaping planning capabilities, so the designers can work with customers to provide the garden of their dreams.

“We’re a unique store, and do a lot of things other stores don’t,” he said.

SECOND PLACE

Sunrise (Woldhuis Farms)

10300 E. 9000 N. Road

Grant Park, Ill.

Woldhuisfarms.com

THIRD PLACE

Smits Farms

3437 E. Sauk Trail

Chicago, Ill.

smitsfarms.com

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