olonial Gardens in Blue Springs is not your traditional nursery. The largest producer of landscape trees in North America is a combination of garden center and agritourism destination.
The gardens contain a huge variety of evergreens, fruit trees, shade trees, and shrubs as well as rocks, mulch, pavers, furniture and firepits for your outdoor living space. With landscape design and installation services, their talented designers, horticulturists, and state-certified nurseryman can turn your home into an outdoor oasis that is not only beautiful but beneficial to the Earth.
In addition to the variety of trees, Colonial Gardens prides themselves on the quality of those trees, guaranteeing their success. “Utilizing our PlantRight system, which starts with healthy soil, trees develop a stronger root system, leading to a higher quality of survivability,” notes Business Development Manager Grace Ames. “We encourage people to plant trees, protecting and rebuilding our environment, and learn how to care for their plants.”
Colonial practices regenerative agriculture as a way of farming that recycles nutrients back to the soil. “The main goal is to protect soil and water quality because it has an enormous impact on the rest of the environment,” she adds. “Using sustainable methods, opting for biodegradable or recyclable products, we can all strive to move forward in an environmental way.”
Visitors to the center can spend the day picking farm-fresh seasonal berries in the bramble patch, peaches and apples in the orchards, cutting your own flowers from their garden, or choosing the perfect pumpkin during the fall. Bring the kids for an up-close look at farm life in the barnyard, or attend one of their numerous events and workshops. You can even enjoy a cup of coffee on the weekends while you shop, as well as live music in the courtyard. For those who need a little inspiration or assistance, they offer classes to help you become a gardening pro. Check their website for the latest topics and schedule.
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