Amid endless rows of greenery on a weekend morning, the scene at Sheridan Nurseries feels like a friendly, park gathering. With coffee in-hand, conversations quickly turn to gardens, but it’s almost too easy to take the store for granted. A nursery and garden centre with everything from plants, containers, and outdoor furniture that designers swoon over seems apt for any neighbourhood – until you remember that you’re in the heart of the city with fifty-plus story condos a few blocks away.
Reaping the benefits of a renovation, the store is stunning: warm wood and high ceilings make the garden centre feel expansive, open, and refreshing. Annuals, perennials, and houseplants glow brilliantly in their new environment. The garden boutique received improvements as well, with a New England cottage aesthetic that should appeal to the neighbourhood’s gardeners.
All that Sheridan is known for remains. The garden centre has been the area’s best source for annuals, perennials, bulbs, and specialty plants. The selection can be overwhelming, but uninitiated gardeners are quickly calmed by helpful staff who educate and match plants to growing conditions and personal style. Outdoor living is well-represented, with quality furniture, outdoor art, and carpeting to complete the garden. Condo dwellers fret not: contemporary planters and balcony-appropriate flora are available to complement your view of the city.
Sheridan’s custom design services have been expanded with a dedicated desk and staff to meet clients’ growing need. A few ready-to-go planters around the store show off the team’s work; customers with bigger visions can hire the team to landscape an entire home.
The beauty of Sheridan Nurseries in Uptown Yonge is the ability to find everything for the garden and outdoor living without having to leave the city – something that certainly can’t be taken for granted.