Garden stores are a gift to both dogs and humankind. There are the earthy, floral aromas, the tasteful outdoor decor, and all of the supplies a gardener could possibly need. And now there will be the pitter-patter of canine paws, too, because you get to bring your furry friend! To make things even better, we’ve “dug up” the most dog-friendly garden stores in the Twin Cities for your planting, decorating, and (of course) sniffing pleasure.
Before we get started, there are a few things to remember: your pup should be on his or her very best behavior and on a leash at all times. And you should remain attentive to your pup, as some plants, like tulips, azaleas, and lilies, are toxic to doggos. (ASPCA has a full list of dog-toxic plants.) Head to our shops directory for more deets and even more dog-friendly shops! Alright, on to the good stuff:
Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden (multiple locations):
- Lyndale Ave.
6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
- St. Paul
2600 White Bear Ave., St. Paul
10050 6th Ave. N., Plymouth
- Eden Prairie
770 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie
- Apple Valley
7955 150th St. W., Apple Valley
Mother Earth Gardens (multiple locations)
5353 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis
Klier’s Nursery & Garden Center
5901 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
3723 W. 44th St., Minneapolis
Leitner’s Garden Center
945 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
800 Transfer Rd. Suite 3, Dock 8, St. Paul
These stores are dog-friendly on a case-by-case basis and can change their policies over time. We recommend calling to double-check before bringing your furry companion in.
(Top photo by KME Photography)