Garden's Gate

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[04/22/20]   Hello past customers. Glen's is open and has received 2 shipments with another on the way. He has many of the same plants we did and some different. I want everyone to know he does have the Big Mama tomatoes that were so popular. Please be sure to check him out and like his page.

[04/18/20]   Please note that Glen's Green Thumb will be opening Monday April 20th. Please patronize them. Check out their page.


Things are moving forward so I had to get some pictures before they change the sign. 21 years of our life! It was a great run and although bittersweet it is time. I hope the new owners have as good a run as we did.

[03/25/20]   As I stated I would release the new owners when I could. They are Julie Kollasch and Glen Simonson from the Whittemore area. They will be operating under the name of Glen's Green Thumb! Glen has worked for Del's Garden Center so has a good background in the garden center business. I will let you post the schedule as soon as I know! Please support them as you have Jack & I over the past 21 years!

[03/21/20]   It is with sadness and joy to let everyone know the business has been sold and we are so please to say it will stay a garden center. A further announcement will be coming next week. Jack isn't with me now, but I know he would want to say Thank You to all the support this area gave us over the last 21 years. God Bless and who knows you may still see me their as we transition. 02/01/2020

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[09/30/19]   We are shut down, but if there is something we can help with, please contact us and we will do our best. Thank you so much for your support over the years and we still hope to find a buyer. God Bless All of You! 09/24/2019

Jack Baker - View Obituary & Service Information

The founder and most important part of the business has left us. We will be closed all day Friday to honor him. We will be open Thurs. from 9-5 and again on Sat. noon to 3 during our last week. Thank you for your patronage. We have enjoyed serving you so very much with many great memories. God Bless! Share Memories and Support the Family.

[09/13/19]   Well folks, as you probably have seen in the Reminder, we are planning to close the end of September unless we are able to sell it. We will not be offering Christmas trees this year. We are still hopeful that some one will step in and take up the reins. Right now we have 50% off all remaining stock. We will keep you posted.

[09/05/19]   Thank you for one of other team members we will be open until 3! God Bless those who step up the plate!

[09/05/19]   Do to some unforeseen health issues of a family member of one of our team, we will not be open on Friday! We are sorry for any inconvenience!

[09/03/19]   Starting Sept 8 due to some health issues we will be open on a limited basis. Thur & Fri: 9-5 and Sat. 9-3.

[09/03/19]   We now have 40% off everything in the store!

[08/21/19]   We have a sale on garden art going on. 30% off. Stop in and check it out.

[08/18/19]   Plants are marked down to 30 % off!

[07/31/19]   You have been asking and we will be having our end of season plant sale starting tomorrow, Aug. 1. All plant material is 25% off.

[07/16/19]   We have marked down fruit trees to 25% off. Time to start or add to your orchard!


Look at the beautiful hardy hibiscus that our blooming. Stop in & check them out.

[06/25/19]   Fruit trees are now 15% off! Check them out.

[06/03/19]   If the critters or weather have destroyed your garden plants, we still have some and they are 25% off.

[05/22/19]   Finally the sweet potatoes have arrived! We have Beauregard and Porto Rico. We still have seed potatoes which are now 25% off and onion plants which are now 2 for 1. There is till plenty of time to plant and we have vegetables, seeds, strawberries and asparagus left.


We can fill your memorial day planters or have pre planted ones available. Remember your loved ones with planters from Garden's Gate.

[05/06/19]   Don't forget Mom this Mother's Day! Give her a gift that keeps on giving! We have lots of hanging baskets, beautiful perennials, premade planters, etc. If nothing else give her a gift certificate and let her pick the flowers she wants. God Bless all mothers!


Just a sample of what is ready for your pots, garden, etc. Stop in soon for the best selection. We also have over 300 hanging baskets ready.

[04/22/19]   Well potatoes & onions finally arrived this morning. Please stop in. We have a good supply for your garden needs. Also our order of trees & shrubs arrive tomorrow.

[04/16/19]   Potatoes & onions will be here this week. Fruit trees also. If you want to purchase bare root ones at a reduced price, please contact us. I will post more pictures on Thurs.

[04/06/19]   Posted new pictures from today. We are filling up. Some early blooming plants are in bloom already in the greenhouse. More annuals arriving for potting next week. We will be full soon. Stop in and check things out. Looking good. Great job Alissa and Jean!

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Spring 2019


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Spring 2019

Spring 2019


Planting from last week. Many more coming this week. We are getting ready for your spring needs.


It is coming!

8 days till spring 🎉❤️💐

[03/10/19]   Are you looking to work with beautiful plants, help people with beautifying their outdoor space and learn about plants? We have an opportunity for you. We are need of a seasonal employee for the spring of 2019. Please stop in to complete and application or call 515-295-1803.





1309 N Main St
Algona, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 12am - 3pm
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